The day of Arafat, is one of the greatest days, as it is the day of repentance of the worshipers to Allah, Almighty, and it is also the day of obedience and worship that brings them closer to Him.
Therefore, it is desirable for every Muslim to well-worship Allah in it, and to make use of it and protect the soul from hatred.
The reason for naming the day of Arafat by this name
There are many sayings in this statement. It was that Ibrahim-peace be upon him – knew on that day that his vision was right. As he had seen in his sleep that he slaughtered his son Ismael, and he did not know whether this vision was from God or not, then he learned that it was from God the next night.
It was said also that it was named by Arafat, as the worshipers confess in it their sins.
Al-Nasafi said that it was named the day of Arafat because Adam and Eve met on that day at Mount Arafat, since they had parted after they left the Paradise.
It is also said that it is named as the day of Arafat; because the worshipers rise on the mountain, as the Arabs called What above the Earth Arafat
When is Arafat day?
The day of Arafat is the 9th day of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah, which it is the 12th month of the Hijri year. That is the last month of it, and comes after the month of Dhu al-Qa’da, in which the rituals of the hajj are performed.
Virtues of Arafat day
Arafat’s day is distinguished by many virtues. It is the day that Allah sets free many servants from hell, and forgive their sins, as reported by Aisha, that the Prophet-peace be upon him- said:
“There is no day when God sets free more servants from Hell than the Day of ‘Arafat. He draws near, then praises them to the angels, saying: What do these want?”
Therefore, it is worth the Muslim to avoid all that was forbidden by God.
One of the virtues of the day of Arafat; showing off Allah – Almighty-Angels to the people of Arafat, the Prophet-peace be upon him-said:
The Almighty Allah shows off his angels on the eve of Arafat to the people of Arafat and says: look at my worshipers the came to me dusty
The Prophet (PBUH) said:
“There is no better day than the day of Arafat. As Allah shows off his worshipers to his angels”
Best deeds to do in the day of Arafat
Standing on Arafat
Standing on Arafat is one of the greatest pillar of Hajj, the Prophet (peace be upon him) said:
“Hajj is Arafat, Hajj is Arafat, Hajj is Arafat. The three days of Mona, who hastened in two days, there is no sin on him, and who realized Arafat before dawn, he realized the Hajj”
Who misses standing on Arafat; he misses the Hajj.
Remembrance of Allah
As the Prophet (PBUH) said:
No good deeds done on other days superior to those done on these days, “the first 10 days of zul-Hijah”
Fasting the day of Arafat
It is one of the best deeds, and the virtue of fasting is great. Fasting the day of Arafat erases the sins of two years. Muslim should fast the first nine days of Dhul Hijjah, but if not at least intend to fast Arafat day.
The Prophet encouraged fasting on the day of Arafat by saying:
“Fast the day of Arafat, for indeed I anticipate that Allah forgive the sins of the year after it, and the year before it”
Praying in the day of Arafat
Praying on the day of Arafat is desirable; as it is a time of response, and its reward is greater, the Prophet-peace be upon him-said:
The best prayers is the prayers of the day of Arafat
When do we pray in the day of Arafat?
The time of praying on the day of Arafat begins on the day of Arafat after the demise of the Sun; that is, after the pilgrims perform the prayers of noon and afternoon, gathering them at the time of noon, then the pilgrims go to Arafat.
And they being praying to Allah-SWT-by, remembrance, and asking for forgiveness supplication and pilgrims continue to do so until sunset