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Dhu l-Hijja

Dhū l-Ḥijja (Arabic: ذو الحِجَّة) is the last month in Hijri calendar and one of the Haram months and months of hajj. Many practices have been reported for this month in Shi'a and Sunni hadiths.

This month is the only permissible time for ihram of hajj al-tamattu'. Literally, Dhu l-Hijja means "owner of hajj" which indicates the close relation of the month to hajj. Hajj rituals usually start in the 9th of Dhu l-Hijja, and finish in the 13th of this month.

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Importance

This month is one of the eminent and great months of the year according to Islamic teachings.

The first ten days of it, are very well known because of performing hajj rituals during this time. Eid al-Adha, Eid al-Ghadir, the Event of Mubahala and many other events have happened in this month.

It is been narrated in hadiths that the ten nights which God has sworn to them in Quran 89[1] are the ten nights of the first ten days of this month.[2] Moreover, in