What is the day of Arafah?
Said the Prophet, Peace be upon him.
This means that performing the rituals of Hajj once in a lifetime for those who can afford it makes it easier than other acts of worship such as prayer and fasting, which are individual obligations and must be performed at specific times. As for Hajj, there is a legitimate excuse.
The Muslim gives it enough time, and performing it once in a lifetime is sufficient.
On the day of Arafat, from before noon until sunset, pilgrims, observing the rules of Ihram and dress, converge on Mount Arafat. It is from this ritual that Arafa took its other common name, the Day of Endowment.
On the mountain of Arafah, they ask God Almighty for His mercy and forgiveness. From this ritual, Arafah took its common name. The other is the day of the endowment.
What are the virtues of the day of Arafah?
It is the day of the completion of religion and the completion of grace.
الْيَوْمَ أَكْمَلْتُ لَكُمْ دِينَكُمْ وَأَتْمَمْتُ عَلَيْكُمْ نِعْمَتِي وَرَضِيتُ لَكُمُ الْإِسْلَامَ دِينًا [المائدة:3]
This day I have perfected for you your religion completed My favor upon you, and approved for you Islam as your religion. (Surah Al-Maeda Verse 3)
The Prophet’s sermon on the Farewell Pilgrimage, or the Farewell Sermon, is a sermon delivered by the Prophet Muhammad, may God bless him and grant him peace, on the day of Hajj Arafat on Friday.
It is the day when the Messenger, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, testified three times in front of the believers and God that he had completed the heavenly mission to His Messenger: Conveying God’s message from the Qur’an and Islam to humanity
When is the day of Arafah?
Arafah is the ninth day of the month of Dhul-Hijjah, the twelfth and final month in the Islamic calendar. It takes place on the second day of the pilgrimage to Mecca and the surrounding religious monuments, which Muslims are obliged to perform at least once in their lives, if possible.
The Day of ’Arafah is the ninth day of Dhul-Hijjah; this year, it is on June 27, 2023.
Why is the Day of Arafa special?
The Day of Arafah also called the Day of Waqf, is important because it is the holiest day of the Islamic lunar year, just like the Night of Power in Ramadan.
Should Muslims not perform Hajj on the day of Arafah?
Yes. While pilgrims do not fast on the day of Arafah, Muslims who do not perform the Hajj are required (in Islamic law, and jurisprudence, that it is mustahabb, highly desirable to fast on this day. The Prophet, may God bless him and grant him peace, said about this act of worship, i.e., fasting on the day of Arafah for non-attendees,
It expiates for the sins of the past year and the coming year.” (Muslim
The Day of Arafah is the best day for worship and supplication in the whole year, according to what the Prophet, may God bless him and grant him peace, said
What are the actions that Muslims must do in the 10 days of Dhu al-Hijjah?
- Fasting the first nine days of DHUL HIJJAH
- Fasting on the day of Arafah
- Praying in congregation
- Purify your intentions.
- Give to charity.
- Increase in remembrance: dhikr
- Pray tahajjud and other nawafil.
- Offering the udhiya (qurbani)
- Prepare for Eid.