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What is the day of Arafah?



The day of Arafah is a very holy day for Muslims. It falls on the 9th day of Dhu-al Hijjah. The Day of Arafah marks the end of Hajj and commemorates when Allah saved Ismail (as) from being sacrificed.

The Day of Arafah has special significance because Muslims believe that Allah will grant them forgiveness for their sins if they pray to him with sincerity during this time period.

Muslims spend this day praying at Mount Arafat, where our beloved prophet Muhammad (saw) gave his farewell address before passing away a few days later in 632 AD. Muslim pilgrims also gather at the nearby plain called Muzdalifah.

Arafah is a day of worship and prayer that occurs on the ninth day of Dhul-Hijjah. It commemorates Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) journey from Makkah to Madinah. Muslims all over the world are called upon to fast during this time in order to help ease their hunger for Allah’s mercy. In addition, they must abstain from sexual relations and otherworldly pleasures as part of an act of spiritual purification before entering into Ihram for Hajj or Umrah rituals.

The purpose of Arafah Day is to remember Allah’s mercy, which will be granted on Judgment Day. It also helps us prepare for this great event by repenting from our sins and asking Allah for forgiveness. On this day, pilgrims are required to stay outside of Mecca until sunset or until they hear the adhan (call to prayer) unless they have an excuse not to do so. This includes people who are menstruating or ill.

Some pilgrims choose not only to visit Mecca during Hajj but also spend time at Mount Arafat as well, referred to as “the other pillar”

It marks an important date for Muslims because it’s when pilgrims head to Mecca and stone a pillar called Jamarat. The pillars are three small walls with pegs on top which symbolize Satan. They represent each time that Satan tried to tempt Ibrahim (as) away from his faith by throwing stones at him and asking him to worship other Gods besides Allah. On this day, Muslims also ask forgiveness from their fellow people and those who they have hurt during the year.

The Day of Arafah is considered a sacred and blessed day for Muslims because it falls on the 10th day after Eid al-Adha, also known as “The Festival of Sacrifice”. On this day all Muslims are required to make an effort to go to Mecca or at least stay home from work/school so they can focus on acts that please Allah like prayer and meditation. If you are not Muslim but want to learn more about what happens during this spiritual event feel free to read our blog post below!

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