Q. How many days after Hajj is a Haaji’s Duas still accepted for forgiveness?
A. A Haaji’s Dua of forgiveness for himself and for others continues from the days of Hajj until the 10th of Rabi-Ul-Awwal which is approximately 90 days. One may continue to remind or request the Haaji to make Dua for himself/herself until the 10th of Rabi-Ul-Awwal.
Sayyiduna Ibn Umar Radhiyallahu Anhu reports: “The Haaji will be forgiven and for whom the Haaji seeks forgiveness, for the remainder of the Month of Zul-Hijjah (20 days from the 10th of Zul-Hijjah), the Month of Muharram (30 days), the Month of Safar (30 days) and 10 days of the Month of Rabi-Ul-Awwal (10 days).” (Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah)
Note: The common notion that the Haaji’s Dua is accepted for 40 days from the days of Hajj is unsubstantiated. The Haaji’s Dua being accepted for approximately 90 days from the days of Hajj is substantiated.
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Mufti Ismaeel Bassa