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Where is Day Of Arafat observed?

The day is the culmination of a pilgrimage for Muslims at Mecca, Saudi Arabia, who assemble at the Arafah mountain and plain to pray and supplicate for pardon. In addition, Muslims worldwide fast and pray on this day, even if they are not partaking in the pilgrimage.

Who is the Day Of Arafat observed by?

The day honors the finality of Islam's faith as well as Divine revelation. Attending prayers and preparing for Eid ul-Adha are two other traditions. Muslims who cannot travel to Mecca will repeat this prayer in other holy places like mosques.

When did the Day Of Arafat first start?

The Prophet Mohammed gave the Final Lecture on Friday, the ninth of Dhu al-Hijjah, in the year 10 AH (6th March, 632).

Who started the Day Of Arafat?

It is the anniversary of the Prophet Muhammad's final speech on Mount Arafah. For Muslims, the pilgrimage is a religious obligation that must be fulfilled at least once in a lifetime by all those who are financially and physically capable of doing so.

Muslim pilgrims will converge in the Plain of Arafa before midday on this day when they will keep a vigil, give supplications, and confess for all of their misdeeds.

History And Timelines

When Muhammad stood before Allah to make supplications, he did not fast. Therefore, those who go on the pilgrimage would be blessed by Allah. Read below to know about the timeline of the Day of Arafat.

570 AD

Birth of a Great Man

In Mecca, Saudi Arabia, the Prophet Muhammad was born.

613 AD

Public Message

Verse after verse, the Prophet Muhammad communicates the message of Islam, asking for equality and harmony among Muslims.

630 C.E.

The Conquest of Mecca

A army of Muslims comprising 10,000 men moves on to Mecca, which capitulates and becomes the Islamic holy city.

632 C.E.

The Pilgrimage

Prophet Muhammad makes his pilgrimage soon before his death, instructing his people on the traditions of Hajj.

632 A.D.

The Final Years and the Final Word

With his farewell lecture, Prophet Muhammad greets 114,000 pilgrims and declares that Islam has become complete.

Traditions And Customs

On this day, Muslims hear Islamic scholars deliver speeches on Mount Arafat as they beg Allah's mercy. The ritual is termed 'Standing Before God,' and it goes on from noon till dusk on that day. Fasting is a suggested activity for those who are not performing the Hajj. Muslims who fast on this day are said to be forgiven for their sins from the previous year and their transgressions in the next year.

Ways to Observe Day Of Arafat

Pilgrims come to Arafat before midday on ninth of Dhu al-Hijjah, where they remain in thoughtful vigil, offering supplications, repenting and atoning for past misdeeds, seeking the mercy of God, and listening to Islamic scholars give speeches from nearby Mount Arafat.

Facts and Stats

A Muslim pilgrim's Hajj will be considered invalid if not spend an afternoon on Arafat. This day is regarded as among the essential Hajj ceremonies.

Shia Muslims recite the Arafah prayer till sundown, and this day is regarded as prayer day.

FAQs About Day Of Arafat

Why is it important to fast on Arafat Day?

On this day, people would fast to have their ill actions from the past year and the upcoming year forgiven.

Is it compulsory to fast on the day of Arafat?

Fasting on the Day of Arafah for non-pilgrims is a strongly regarded Sunnah that comes with a significant reward: Allah forgives two years' worth of sins.

What do the pilgrims do on the Day of Arafah?

Muslim people on pilgrimage commonly make their way towards the mount of Arafah.

How is it decided when the Day of Arafah is each year?

The day is determined for each country based on the sighting of the Dhu'l-Hijjah new moon.

What is the importance of observing the day of Arafat?

The 9th of Dhu al-Hijjah is Arafah Day, which marks the completion of the religion of Islam as well as Divine inspiration. It marks the culmination of Hajj, as Muslim pilgrims congregate at Mount Arafat for a day of prayer and Quran recitations.

What are some benefits of observing the day of Arafat?

Forgiveness of ones misdeeds is a great reward.

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When Is This Day Celebrated

Date Day
July 30, 2020 Thursday
July 19, 2021 Monday
July 09, 2022 Saturday
June 27, 2023 Tuesday
June 15, 2024 Saturday

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