The first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah are marked blessed for both the pilgrims and the non-pilgrims.
The Prophet (sallAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said: “No deeds are more virtuous than deeds on these days.” The companions asked: ‘Not even Jihad (fighting in
Allah’s Cause)?’ He (sallAllahu ‘alaihi wa sallam)
said : “Not even Jihad for the sake of Allah, unless
a man goes out risking himself and his wealth for the sake of Allah, and does not come back with anything.”