5 acts of worship you can do on the day of Arafah
On this day, Allah descends to the sky and says to the angles:
“My slaves have come to me, looking rough, from every deep valley hoping for my mercy, so if their sins are equivalent to the amount of sand or the drops of rain or like the foam on the sea. I will forgive them. So go forth my slaves! Having forgiveness for what and who you have interceded for”. (Tabarani)
Pilgrims who are at Hajj will gather on the plains of Arafat on the 9th of Dhul-Hijjah and supplicate to Allah for forgiveness. Those who aren’t at Hajj are still able to benefit from the virtues of this day by the following acts of worship:
For those who are not pilgrims in Makkah, it is Sunnah to fast on this day. The Prophet (pbuh) said:
“It expiates the sins of the past year and the coming year.” (Muslim)
The Prophet (pbuh) also said:
“There is no day on which Allah frees people from the Fire more so than on the day of ‘Arafah. He comes close to those (people standing on ‘Arafah), and then He reveals before His Angels saying, ‘What are these people seeking.” (Muslim)
There is great reward in reciting the words of Allah and especially on such a blessed day as the day of Arafah.
“This day I have perfected for you your religion and completed My favor upon you and have approved for you Islam as religion.” (5:03)
Here are some easy words of dhikr you can recite throughout the day:
La ilaha ill-Allah – There is no God but Allah
Allahu Akbar – Allah is the greatest
SubhanAllah – Glory be to Allah
Alhamdulillah – All praise is due to Allah
SubhanAllahi wa bi hamdihi, subhanAllahi-l ’adheem – All glory is to Allah and all praise to Him. Glorified is Allah, the great.
اَللَّهُمَّ أَجِرْنِي مِنَ النَّارِ
Allahumma Ajirni minan naar
O Allah, save me from the fire (Jahannam)
لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٍ
Laa ilaaha ill-allaahu, waḥdahu laa shareeka lah, lahul-mulku wa lahul-ḥamdu, wa huwa ‛alaa kulli shay’in qadeer
None has the right to be worshiped except Allah, alone, without partner. To Him belongs sovereignty and all praise and He is over all things omnipotent.
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أَفْطَرَ عِنْدَكُمُ الصَّائِمُونَ وَأَكَلَ طَعَامَكُمُ الأَبْرَارُ وَصَلَّتْ عَلَيْكُمُ الْمَلاَئِكَةُ
Aftara ‘indakumus-saimun, wa akala ta’amakumul-abrar, wa sallat ‘alaikumul- mala’ikah
May the fasting (men) break their fast with you, and the pious eat your food, and the angels pray for blessing on you.
(Ibn Majah: 1747)
Make sure you have given your Qurabni. Also, try to do extra acts of charity by giving generously in the way of Allah. This is the day when Allah swt descends to the sky, so give freely as you would in the last ten nights of Ramadan.
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