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Saturday, December 6, 2008

Virtues of Arafah

A'udu billahi mina'shaitanir rajeem
Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem
Alhamdulillah subhana wa ta'ala wa-Salaatu wa-Salaam 'ala Rasulillah
amma ba'd

It is Sunnah to fast the day before the Eid which is known as Yaum ul Arafah, I encourage all of you to take advantage of it and this is a message

The messenger of Allah, salallahu 'alayhi wa salaam, was asked about the fast on the day of Arafah. He said, "It compensates for the sins of the past and the coming year." (narrated by Abu Qatadah Al-Ansari)


It is the day on which the religion, the Deen was perfected and Allah's Favor was completed on the entire humanity. Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala has sent down what means:

"This day have I perfected your way of life (deen) for you, completed My favor upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your way of life." (Qur'an 5:3)
-this verse was revealed to the Prophet salallahu 'alayhi wa salaam when he was standing at Arafah on the 9th day of Dhul Hijjah.

This is the day that pilgrims from all over the world stand at Mount Arafah and ask Allah's Forgiveness.

In Sahih Muslim, it was narrated from ‘Aa’ishah radiallahu anhu that the Prophet 'alayhi wa-salaatu wa-salaam said: “There is no day on which Allah frees more people from the Fire than the Day of ‘Arafah. He comes close and expresses His pride to the angels, saying, ‘What do these people want?’”

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