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Making the most of Dhu al-Hijjah with your family

by Adrienne

Read Quran about the 5th pillar in Islam Hajj

There are several Ayah present in the Holy Book which provides us with guidance as to how to perform Hajj. Surah Al-Baqarah addresses several questions that might cross the mind of a person about how to perform Hajj, serving as a complete guide outlining the acts that are forbidden, the acts that are allowed and the acts that are mandatory. Ayah of Surah Al-Imran describes the significance of the Holy city of Makkah highlighting it as the first place of worship and reiterating it by mentioning Ibrahim (AS). Other aspects of Hajj have been discussed in Surah Al-Maida, Al-Imran, Tawba, Al-Hajj, and Fath.

([Quran 22:27] “And proclaim that the people shall observe Hajj pilgrimage. They will come to you walking or riding on various exhausted (means of transportation). They will come from the farthest locations.”

And [mention, O Muhammad], when We designated for Abraham the site of the House, [saying], “Do not associate anything with Me and purify My House for those who perform Tawaf and those who stand [in prayer] and those who bow and prostrate. (22:26)

Do this Hajj activity book together

Download a copy of our exclusive freebie here.


Try to declutter 20 minutes a day your kid’s clothes and toys and give to those in need.

Read books

My kids love to read, here is a post filled with their favorites for the month of Dhul-Hijjah

Fast the day of Arafat

The day of Arafat is the day before the Eid Al Adha or the Feast of the Sacrifice. It is a day when the pilgrim seeks forgiveness for their sins.

You can watch it live on MeccaLive and make dua’as alongside the pilgrims for you and them.

Pray together as a family

Increase in nawafil and night prayers ( supplementary prayers), repeat the talibaya before praying

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Dua Power Hour

Spend an hour yourself reading dua’as or reviewing surahs. Seek Allah’s forgiveness.

Spend another hour during quiet time or nap time doing the same as you did in the morning but in the presence of your kids.

Make a dua book with your kids

Make an intention and dua’a to visit with your kids

Dhikr while you work

“So remember me, and I will remember you, and thank Me and do not be ungrateful to me” (Quran 2:152).

In this verse from the holy Quran, Allah the Most High promises us a promise that Arab linguists tell us is solemn and absolute, that every time we remember Allah, Allah will, in turn, remember us.

Constantly be repeating dhikr such as Alhamdulillah, la ilaha illah, soubanAllah, Allahu Akbar or let this video play in the background as you repeat with it.

Watch Mecca live

As soon as the month of Dhu al-Hijjah starts, start watching or turning on the Kabah Live around Dhur to Asr prayers. Watch and discuss how the crowds seem to get bigger and bigger throughout the week.

Read Stories from Pilgrims

You could type in stories from pilgrims from Hajj into Google. But I found one of the best stories I have ever read is this one from Jeddah Mom.

Watch documentaries

The Greatest story of Hajj | OnePath Network

Hajj a Journey of a Lifetime – Abdul Ahad Productions

Memorize the talibaya

Learn and repeat the dua “Labaik Allahuma Labaik” often with your children. Use my tracing sheet from my activity book to help your kids memorize this dua.

Or sing this song by Zain Bhikha and play it throughout the day

Do you have any other tips on making the most of this month ?

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