Day of Arafah – 7 Things To Do

For the millions of Muslims who are not on hajj, here’s a list of things we are highly recommended to do on the day of Arafah, the 9th of Dhul Hjjjah.

❝This day I have perfected for you your religion and completed My favor upon you and have approved for you Islam as religion.❞ (Quran 5:3)

1. Fast

Doing so will allow our minor sins of last year and coming year to be forgiven in shā Allāh

“Fasting on the day of Arafah is an expiation for the preceding year and the following year.” (Muslim)

2. Dua

Take some time to be with Allah and just ask Him, plead fo Him with sincerity.

“The most excellent dua is the dua on the Day of Arafah, and the best of what I and the prophets before me have said, is

‘There is nothing that deserves to be worshiped in truth except Allaah, He is Alone and has no partner, to Him belongs the dominion and to Him belongs all praise, and He is All-Powerful over all things.'” (Muwatta)

لا إله إلا الله وحده لا شريك له ، له الملك ، وله الحمد ، وهو على كل شيء قدير

3. Takbeer

Recite the Takbeer throughout the day whether after your salah or even just in general, do it until asr of 13th Dhul Hijjah:

Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Laa ilaaha illaa-Allah,
Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, wa lillaahi’l-Hamd

4. Dhikr

Remember Allah much with the Quran or other simple forms such as Subhan’Allah, Alhumdulilah, La ilaha ilaha, Allahu Akbar

5. Repentance

Allah frees more people on this day from the fire than any other, and so cry to Him for the forgiveness of our countless sins.

“There is no day on which Allah frees more people from the Fire than the day of Arafah.” (Muslim)

6. Charity

Give something from your wealth for the sake of Allah on this sacred day, knowing it can be your shield and be a reason for your shade.

7. Sound Heart

Cleanse your heart from any hatred towards anyone, forgive others and let go of grudges. Be compassionate, tolerant and forbearing, especially towards your family.

May Allah accept the ibadah of everyone, forgive us and reunite us in His Jannah al Firdaws.

Written by Adeel Malik

Born in Hong Kong, grew up in Scotland and ethnically Pakistani, Adeel primes himself to be a multicultural individual who is an advent social media user for the purpose of learning and propagating Islam while is also a sports fan. Being an English teacher himself, he envisions a bright future for Muslims which he strongly believes can only be done with education.

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