Dates of the 10 blessed days of Dhul Hijjah 2017
The 10 blessed days of Dhul Hijjah are better than any other day of the year including the last ten days of Ramadan. The nights are more blessed than any other night (except the nights of Ramadan).
Almighty Allah swears upon these days and nights in Surah Fajr: "By the Dawn; By the ten Nights". (89:1-2)
The first of the 10 Blessed Days of Dhul Hijjah began Wed 23rd August from Fajr to Maghrib
8th Dhul Hijjah/Start of Hajj: Wednesday 30th August.
The Day of Arafat - Thursday 31st August from Fajr to Maghrib
Eid al-Adha/Yaum an-Nahr: Friday 1st September
It is from the Sunnah to increase in worship and good deeds during these blessed days and nights especially fasting on the Day of Arafah.
Abu Qutadah (ra) reports that the Prophet (SalAllahu alayhi wasallam) was asked about fasting on the Day of Arafah. He said, “It expiates for the sins of the previous year and of the coming year.” (Muslim)
Refer to the following article to make the best of these blessed days and nights of the year:
Things to do on the 10 Blessed Days of Dhul Hijjah
May Allah make it easy for the pilgrims and accept their sincere efforts, patience through any hardships, Worship and their Hajj Mabroor. May he enable us to make the best of these blessed days and nights and accept our worship and Dua's. Ameen