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Virtues Of The Day Of Arafah by Lukgaf(m): 5:51am On Jul 24
The day of Arafah falls on every 9th day of DhulHijjah of Islamic calendar (equivalently, Thursday, 30th of July, 2020 this year). It is recommended that Muslim Fast and makeup some righteous deeds on this Day because of the virtues embedded.
Below, we list some virtues of the day excerpted from IslamQA

1. It is the day on which the religion was perfected and Allaah’s Favour was completed.

In Al-Saheehayn it was reported from ‘Umar ibn al-Khattaab (may Allaah be pleased with him) that a Jewish man said to him, “O Ameer al-Mu’mineen, there is an aayah in your Book which you recite; if it had come to us Jews, we would have taken that day as an ‘Eid (festival).” ‘Umar said, “Which aayah?” He said: “This day I have perfected your religion for you, completed My favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion.” [al-Maa’idah 5:3 – interpretation of the meaning]. ‘Umar said, “We know on which day and in which place that was revealed to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). It was when he was standing in ‘Arafaah on a Friday.”

2. It is a day of Eid for the people who are in that place.

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Yawm ‘Arafaah (the day of ‘Arafaah), Yawm al-Nahr (the Day of Sacrifice) and Ayyaam al-Tashreeq (the 3 days following Yawm al-Nahr) are Eid (festival) for us, the people of Islam. These are days of eating and drinking.” This was narrated by the authors of al-Sunan. It was reported that ‘Umar ibn al-Khattaab said: “It – i.e., the aayah ‘This day I have perfected…’ was revealed on a Friday, the Day of ‘Arafaah, both of which – praise be to Allaah – are Eids for us.”

3. It is a day by which Allaah swore an oath.

The Almighty cannot swear by anything except that which is mighty. Yawm ‘Arafaah is the “witnessed day” mentioned in the aayah (interpretation of the meaning):

“By the witnessing day [Friday] and by the witnessed day [the Day of ‘Arafaah].” [al-Burooj 85:3].

It was reported from Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The promised day is the Day of Resurrection, the witnessed day is the Day of ‘Arafaah, and the witnessing day is Friday.” Narrated by al-Tirmidhi and classed as saheeh by al-Albaani.

It is the “odd” [i.e., odd-numbered, Witr] by which Allaah swore in the aayah (interpretation of the meaning):

“And by the even and the odd” [al-Fajr 89:3]. Ibn ‘Abbaas said: “The even is the Day of al-Adhaa [i.e., 10th Dhoo’l-Hijjah] and the odd is the Day of ‘Arafaah [i.e., 9th Dhoo’l-Hijjah] This is also the view of ‘Ikrimah and al-Dahhaak.

4. Fasting on this day is an expiation for two years.

It was reported from Abu Qutaadah (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) was asked about fasting on the Day of ‘Arafaah. He said, “It expiates for the sins of the previous year and of the coming year.” Narrated by Muslim.

This (fasting) is mustahabb for those who are not on Hajj. In the case of the one who is on Hajj, it is not Sunnah for him to fast on the Day of ‘Arafaah, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) did not fast on this day in ‘Arafaah. It was narrated that he forbade fasting on the Day of ‘Arafaah in ‘Arafaah.

5. It is the day on which Allaah took the covenant from the progeny of Adam.

It was reported that Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Allaah took the covenant from the loins of Adam in Na’maan, i.e., ‘Arafaah. He brought forth from his loins all his offspring and spread them before Him, then He addressed them, and said: ‘Am I not your Lord? They said, ‘Yes, we testify,’ let you should say on the Day of Resurrection: ‘Verily, we have been unaware of this.’ Or lest you should say: ‘It was only our fathers aforetime who took others as partners in worship along with Allaah, and we were (merely their) descendents after them; will You then destroy us because of the deeds of men who practised Al-Baatil (i.e., ploytheism and committing crimes and sins, invoking and worshipping others besides Allaah)?’ [al-A’raaf 7:172-173 – interpretation of the meaning].” Narrated by Ahmad and classed as saheeh by al-Albaani. And there is no greater day than this and no greater covenant than this.

6. It is the day of forgiveness of sins, freedom from the Fire and pride in the people who are there:

In Saheeh Muslim it was narrated from ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “There is no day on which Allaah frees more people from the Fire than the Day of ‘Arafaah. He comes close and expresses His pride to the angels, saying, ‘What do these people want?’”

It was reported from Ibn ‘Umar that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Allaah expresses His pride to His angels at the time of ‘Ishaa’ on the Day of ‘Arafaah, about the people of ‘Arafaah. He says, ‘Look at My slaves who have come unkempt and dusty.’” Narrated by Ahmad and classed as saheeh by al-Albaani.

And Allaah knows best.
https://islamqa.info/en/7284


In conclusion, do not forget to fast that day. Kindly remind your friends, family and loved ones too. May Allah make it easy for us (Ameen).

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Re: Virtues Of The Day Of Arafah by Kherdija(f): 6:21am On Jul 24
Allahumma Ameen.Jazakallah khairan.

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Re: Virtues Of The Day Of Arafah by Rashduct4luv(m): 9:06am On Jul 24
Reminders:
Next Thursday is Arafah! 30 July 2020.
Friday is 'Eid 31 July 2020
Tashreeq is Saturday-Monday 1-3 August 2020.
May Allah accept all our Takbeer and 'Ibadah! Aamin

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Re: Virtues Of The Day Of Arafah by Manxt: 10:19am On Jul 24
Hi

Re: Virtues Of The Day Of Arafah by Abiamaka(m): 10:22am On Jul 24
Maa Sha Allah
Jazaakumullahu khaeran

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Re: Virtues Of The Day Of Arafah by advocatejare: 10:25am On Jul 24
Fasting on this day is an expiation for two years.

It was reported from Abu Qutaadah (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) was asked about fasting on the Day of ‘Arafaah. He said, “It expiates for the sins of the previous year and of the coming year.” Narrated by Muslim.
So it means by just fasting on that day, your sins of the previous year is forgiven and you have a free ticket to commit sin for another one year?

If that's the case, why then do you pray for forgiveness everytime you pray. Of what use is your numerous Astaghfirullah's if just a day of fasting is enough to erase all the sins you've commited in the last one year and the ones you will commit in another one year?

Reason am, it doesn't add up.

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Re: Virtues Of The Day Of Arafah by cadesky(m): 10:28am On Jul 24
Masah Allahu

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Re: Virtues Of The Day Of Arafah by Susu888(m): 10:32am On Jul 24
Thank u for the information nd reminder.

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Re: Virtues Of The Day Of Arafah by Idrisk19(m): 10:33am On Jul 24
May Almighty Allah Spare Our Lives Till Then

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Re: Virtues Of The Day Of Arafah by Samsideen1: 10:36am On Jul 24
Thanks for sharing❤

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Re: Virtues Of The Day Of Arafah by money121(m): 10:40am On Jul 24
Aliamudulilahi

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Re: Virtues Of The Day Of Arafah by hardeytarhyour(m): 10:58am On Jul 24
Jazakallahu Khairan

May Allaah spare our life to then and count us among the Fasting people on that day, So that we may due you Mercy and Blessing and forgiveness

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Re: Virtues Of The Day Of Arafah by mjabdulk: 11:04am On Jul 24
Nice one.

May Allah spare our lives to witness 1441 A.H. Arafat day together with Eidul Adha.

may He accept our supplications and prayers.

I'm saying Eidun Mubaarak in advance to Muslims

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Re: Virtues Of The Day Of Arafah by Danielfx(m): 11:59am On Jul 24
Where is Shekau self ?
Mohammed is Boko Haram role model and spiritual father and you expect me not to Haram. Even Osama admitted in year 2007 that Mohammed appeared to him and instructed him to kill all infidels. Same infidels they depend on for corona virus cure...

Muslims are so United that even Boko Haram are empowered and given full citizenship into the country whereas patriotic citizens are dying everyday in North East. Do you think the Fulani government is not in support of Boko Haram affairs ? The northern elites believe in the Boko Haram course, they see it as a divine instruction from Mohammed himself and they believe the more souls they send beyond, the more Allah will reward them.

Even your president and service chiefs are in line with the Boko Haram doctrines and they don't even hide it, they do it publicly and i know you see it too, strangely there is nothing to be done about it....

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Re: Virtues Of The Day Of Arafah by Hertheywarlay: 12:08pm On Jul 24
advocatejare:

So it means by just fasting on that day, your sins of the previous year is forgiven and you have a free ticket to commit sin for another one year?

If that's the case, why then do you pray for forgiveness everytime you pray. Of what use is your numerous Astaghfirullah's if just a day of fasting is enough to erase all the sins you've commited in the last one year and the ones you will commit in another one year?

Reason am, it doesn't add up.
Oga why you are reasoning with your Rectum? Check this
(Lord’s Prayer Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.) WHY ARE YOU SAYING 'FORGIVE US OUR TRESPASSES' SINCE YOU CLAIMED THAT JESUS( peace be upon him) HAD TAKEN AWAY YOUR SINS?
Re: Virtues Of The Day Of Arafah by Johnson99: 12:16pm On Jul 24
see below

Re: Virtues Of The Day Of Arafah by taibat61(m): 12:21pm On Jul 24
Hertheywarlay:
Oga why you are reasoning with your Rectum? Check this
(Lord’s Prayer Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.) WHY ARE YOU SAYING 'FORGIVE US OUR TRESPASSES' SINCE YOU CLAIMED THAT JESUS( peace be upon him) HAD TAKEN AWAY YOUR SINS?


Allow him to wallow in ignorance if he doesn't want to learn.
Re: Virtues Of The Day Of Arafah by advocatejare: 12:22pm On Jul 24
Hertheywarlay:
Oga why you are reasoning with your Rectum? Check this
(Lord’s Prayer Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.) WHY ARE YOU SAYING 'FORGIVE US OUR TRESPASSES' SINCE YOU CLAIMED THAT JESUS( peace be upon him) HAD TAKEN AWAY YOUR SINS?
Jesus didn't take away our future sins, he only took away our past sins and that's why his instructions to sinners he had encounter with is to tell them to "sin no more." Jesus never gave anybody free ticket to commit sin.

I challenge you to show me where Jesus said he has forgiven our future sins.

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Re: Virtues Of The Day Of Arafah by Highbeepeeh: 3:19pm On Jul 24
Rashduct4luv:
Reminders:
Next Thursday is Arafah! 30 July 2020.
Friday is 'Eid 31 July 2020
Tashreeq is Saturday-Monday 1-3 August 2020.
May Allah accept all our Takbeer and 'Ibadah! Aamin
Salam aleikum, can u please elucidate TASHREEQ for me?
Re: Virtues Of The Day Of Arafah by Bimpe29: 4:50pm On Jul 24
May Allah keep us beyond then, accept it as an act of worship and enable us to celebrate many more feasts ahead Aameen.
Re: Virtues Of The Day Of Arafah by Lukgaf(m): 7:00pm On Jul 24
Highbeepeeh:
Salam aleikum, can u please elucidate TASHREEQ for me?

Festive days
Re: Virtues Of The Day Of Arafah by Highbeepeeh: 4:47am On Jul 25
Lukgaf:

Festive days
Jazzakumullah khairan
Re: Virtues Of The Day Of Arafah by Rashduct4luv(m): 10:58am On Jul 25
Highbeepeeh:
Salam aleikum, can u please elucidate TASHREEQ for me?

They are the three days after 'Eid al-Adha, the 11th, 12th and 13th of Dhu’l-Hijjah!

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) forbade fasting on these days: “Do not fast on these days, for they are the days of eating, drinking and remembering Allaah.” Narrated by Ahmad, 10286; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in al-Silsilah al-Saheehah, 3573.

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Re: Virtues Of The Day Of Arafah by KmashNamimi(m): 4:20pm On Jul 25
Lukgaf:

The day of Arafah falls on every 9th day of DhulHijjah of Islamic calendar (equivalently, Thursday, 30th of July, 2020 this year). It is recommended that Muslim Fast and makeup some righteous deeds on this Day because of the virtues embedded.
Below, we list some virtues of the day excerpted from IslamQA

https://islamqa.info/en/7284


In conclusion, do not forget to fast that day. Kindly remind your friends, family and loved ones too. May Allah make it easy for us (Ameen).
Mashaa Allah....may Almighty Allah make it easy for us all

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