The day of Arafah falls on the 9th of Dhul Hijjah1443 AH and will coincide with Friday 8th of July 2022. We ask that everyone engages in plenty of Dhikr and continues to seek the forgiveness of their lord in abundance for ourselves and our loved ones, as our beloved Prophet PBUH mentions that “There is no day on which Allah frees people from the fire more so than on the day of Arafah.” [Muslim]
From amongst the rites of pilgrimage comes the day of Arafah. Here is where the Hujjaj will be standing for long hours in the burning sand under the devastating heat of the sun, praying and supplicating to their lord the Almighty. Those not partaking in Hajj can fast on this day instead as it is said that it “expiates the sins of the past year and the coming year.” [Muslim] This blessed day carries a lot of weight with it as Hajj is not counted if this is missed out. It was on this very day that the following verses were revealed.
"This day I have perfected your religion for you and have accomplished my favour upon you and have approved for you Islam as religion." [Surah al Maa'idah]
This was revealed at a time where Islam was now recognised as a prominent religion and the Muslims as a force to be reckoned with. It declares the completion of Islam as a whole and for many it brought sadness when the realisation came that the prophet’s days are soon coming to an end.
As part of the Dhikr that we are frequenting on this day, we should also try to include the following:
La ilaha illa Allahu, wahdahu laa shareeka lahu, lahul mulku wa lahul hamdu, wa huwa ‘alaa kulli shayy’in qadeer.
La ilaha illa Allah
- لا إله إلا الله وحده لا شريك له ، له الملك ، وله الحمد ، وهو على كل شيء قدير
- لا إله إلا الله
- الله أكبر
- الحمد لله
- سبحان الله
We should also try to engage in as much good deeds as possible such as helping at home, reading the Quran and also giving in charity. Don’t forget to donate to KORT during these blessed days to maximise your rewards.
Please remember KORT in your duas.