- 2:198 (Y. Ali) It is no crime in you if ye seek of the bounty of your Lord (during pilgrimage). Then when ye pour down from (Mount) arafat, celebrate the praises of Allah at the Sacred Monument, and celebrate His praises as He has directed you, even though, before this, ye went astray.
- Jabir reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “The ten days of the month of Dhul-Hijjah are the best days in the sight of Allah.” A man asked, “Are these days better than an equivalent number of days that are spent fighting for the cause of Allah?” The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) answered, “They are better than an equivalent number of days spent fighting in the cause of Allah. And there is no day better in the sight of Allah than the Day of `Arafah. On this day Allah, the Almighty and the Exalted One, descends to the nearest heaven, and He is proud of His slaves on the earth and says to those in heaven, ‘Look at My servants. They have come from far and near, with hair disheveled and faces covered with dust, to seek My mercy, even though they have not seen My chastisement. Far more people are freed from the Hellfire on the Day of `Arafah than on any other day. ’” Al-Mundhri said that this hadith was reported by Abu Ya`la, Al-Bazzar, Ibn Khuzaymah, and Ibn Hibban, in whose wording it is given here.
- `A’ishah that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Allah frees far more people from Hellfire on the Day of `Arafah than on any other day, and Allah comes closer this day and proudly says to the angels, ‘What do these people want and seek? (muslim)
- Talha (may Allah be pleased with him) reports that the massenger of Allah (pease be upon him) said, “Apart from the day of the Battle of Badr there is no day on which the Shaytaan is seen to be more humiliated, more rejected, more depressed and more infuriated, than on the day of Arafah, and indeed all this is only because of beholding the abundance of descending mercy (on the day) and Allah’s forgiveness of the great sins of the servants.” (Mishkat)
- Abu Qatadah Al-Ansari (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the massenger of Allah (pease be upon him) was asked about the fast on the day of Arafah. He said, “It compensates for the (minor) sins of the past and the coming year.” (Muslim, Tirmizi, Ibn Majah)
- The prophet (p.b.u.h.), He said, “Hajj is Arafat.” (Ahmad)
- 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.'(bukhari)
Mount Arafat 2007 Hajj
1. Read and take to heart the last sermon of the prophet(SAW) – Text of the Last sermon
2. Make a list of your duas and everyone that asked your duas before you get to arafat.
3. Ensure you are at Arafah between Zawwal and sunset.
4. Do not waste time – time is precious as the number of hours are limited in Arafah
5. Face the Qiblah while making supplications and remembering Allah
6. Stand in earnest supplication and devotion
7. Pray for Allah’s abundant forgiveness.
8. Shed tears if possible seeking Allah’s mercy and repentence.
9. Recite abundantly-
The Day of ‘Arafah
‘None has the right to be worshipped except Allaah, alone, without partner. To Him belongs all praise and sovereignty and He is over all things omnipotent.
10. If you not in Arafat try and fast on that day.