Dua request for the project commencement of the King Abdullah Masjid, Islamic Centre and Elderly Home in Hong Kong SAR, China

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Assalamu alaikum Wa Rahmathullahi Wa Barakathahu.

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Islam,

We hope this letter finds you in the best of health, wealth and happiness with Islamic spiritual life, safe from the pandemic and various issues troubling our present societies.

On this blessed day of Arafat in the first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah, we sincerely request everyone, the selected few who are on pilgrimage to Haj and those who are fasting, to make a special dua that the above-captioned project shall commence successfully soon. We are hoping Insha Allah that duas made by pilgrims and those that fast may be granted for the success of the construction of this masjid after more than 30 years since the United Muslim Association of Hong Kong (UMAH) started the above mentioned project.

Praise be to Almighty Allah, Who has created time and has made some times better than others, some months and days and nights better than others, when rewards are multiplied many times, as a mercy towards His slaves. This encourages people to do more righteous deeds and makes them more eager to enjoin in His worship, to strive to please Him with every action and every breath.

This season of worship brings many benefits, such as the opportunity to correct one’s faults (self rectification); seeking forgiveness from Almighty Allah and make up for any shortcomings. Each of these special occasions involves some kind of worship through which people may draw closer to Allah, and some means through which Allah bestows His Blessings and Mercy upon whomsoever He, Almighty, Wills.

Among the special seasons of worship are the first 10 days of Dhul-Hijjah, which Allah has preferred over all the other days of the year. Hazrath Ibn ‘Abbaas, may Allah be pleased with him, reported that the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam, said:“There are no days in which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allah than these 10 days.”
The people (the Companions, may Allah be pleased with them) asked:“O Messenger of Allah, not even Jihad in the path of Allah?”
He, sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam, said: “Not even Jihad in the path of Allah, except in the case of a man who went out to fight giving himself and his wealth up for the cause and came back with nothing (lost both his property and life).”
[Al-Bukhari]

Places Where Dua Is Accepted During Hajj & Umrah
The whole Mecca is Holy and the Blessings of Allah are showered everywhere in Mecca and Medina but there are some places where Dua, the supplication towards Allah specifically, are more readily accepted. Mostly of these places are situated in Masjid ul Haraam.
You may see the links below for more information:
http://www.al-khair.org/blog/places-where-dua-is-accepted-during-hajj/
https://www.gulf-times.com/story/637502/Virtues-of-the-first-10-days-of-Dhul-Hijjah

What Can You Do
Recite the Holy Qur’an
Increase your Nawafil Prayers
Make lots of Dhikr
Read Istighfar
Recite more and more salawath upon our beloved Prophet Mohamed sallalahu Alaihi wa sallam
Observe fasting
Give Charity
Preserve ties of kinship
and final, as Eid approaches, be ready to give Qurbani.

Lastly, we pray for a just and lasting peace for the entire ummah.
May Allah swt grant us this opportunity to be worthy of his blessings. We remain in service to the community.

Wasalam,
Council of Management
United Muslim Association of Hong Kong