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The Day of Arafah

The Day of Arafah

The Day of Arafah is one of the holiest days of the Islamic Calendar, falling on the 9th day of Dhul Hijjah, the most blessed month. This day holds great significance in relation to the Qurbani rituals that take place during this auspicious month, and Charity Meals invites you to find out more.

What is the Day of Arafah in the UK?

The Day of Arafah commemorates the Prophet Ibrahim’s (AS) ultimate sacrifice. It was upon Mount Arafat that the Prophet Ibrahim (AS) was about to carry out the sacrifice of his son, Ismail (AS), under Allah’s (SWT) instruction. Here, Allah (SWT) performed a miracle, replacing Ismail (AS) with a ram and leaving him completely unharmed. This was a reward for the pair’s unwavering devotion to their Creator.

Since it was on this day that the Prophet Ibrahim (AS) was willing to give up the most precious thing in his life in the name of Allah (SWT), it holds incredible significance. The events of this day showed Allah (SWT) that there was nothing that the Prophet Ibrahim (AS) wouldn’t do for him, and every Muslim should endeavour to lead their life in this way.

When is the Day of Arafah 2024?

This year, the Day of Arafah is set to fall on Saturday, 15 June; however, since the Islamic Year follows the lunar calendar, this date is subject to change.

Fasting on the Day of Arafah

While it’s not compulsory for Muslims to fast on the Day of Arafah, it’s highly recommended for those not going on Hajj. This is because fasting allows you to obtain virtues on the Day of Arafah and expiate sins of the past year and the coming year.

Day of Arafah Dua

The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said of the Day of Arafah dua:

"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 worshipped in truth except Allah; 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

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The first ten days of Dhul Hijjah bring many rewards, and this means that the Day of Arafah is one of the final days to multiply your reward of giving Qurbani. Donate your Qurbani to Charity Meals this Day of Arafah.

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