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Things to Do On the Day of Arafah


Here are Ten Special Things that we especially need to do in addition to our normal day’s Islamic activity such as offering five time prayers and reciting the glorious Qur’an.

According to one authentic hadeeth ‘Hajj is Arafah’. Therefore, the Day of Arafah is of great importance and significance. We need to at least take care of the following things on the Day of Arafah, Inshaa’Allah:

1. Fasting on the Day of Arafah: 

Fasting is highly encouraged and recommended for those not going on hajj.  

According to an authentic hadeeth: “Fasting on the Day of Arafah may atone for the sins of the preceding and the coming year”. (Sins here means ‘minor sins’)

Read some related hadeeth from here, Inshaa’Allah.

2. Saying the DU’AA OF ARAFAH very often:

The Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, said:

 أَفْضَلُ الدُّعَاءِ دُعَاءُ يَوْمِ عَرَفَةَ وَأَفْضَلُ مَا قُلْتُ أَنَا وَالنَّبِيُّونَ مِنْ قَبْلِي

لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ

 لَهُ المُلكُ ، وَ لَهُ الحَمدُ ، وَ هُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيءٍ قَدِيرٌ

“The most excellent du’aa is the du’aa 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 worshiped in truth except Allaah, 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.'” The Du’aa of Arafah is the Essence of Islam

What follows is the transliteration of the du’aa, in case someone can’t read Arabic:

“Laa ilaaha illallaah, wahdahu laa shareeka lah, lahul-Mulku 
wa lahul-hamd, wa huwa ‘alaa kulli shayin qadeer’.”

Please listen to the audio here.

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3. Don’t forget the Tahleel, Takbeer, Tahmeed and Tasbeeh:

We need to say these great adhkaar as many times as possible by us on the day of Arafah, and also on Eid al Adhaa and the Days of Tashreeq (11, 12 and 13th of Dhul Hijjah) Inshaa’Allah.

Takbeer is to proclaim the greatness of Allah by saying Allahu Akbar (Allah is Great!)

Tahmeed is to praise Allah by saying Alhamdulillah (All Praise belongs to Allah)

Tahleel is to declare the oneness of Allah by saying La ilaaha il-lal-laah (There is none worthy of worship except Allah)

Tasbeeh is to glorify Allah by saying Subhanallah (Glory be to Allah)

Please don’t forget to say ‘Subhanallaahi wa BiHamdihi, Subhanallaahil Azeem’ 100 times in the day.

During the occasion of Dhul Hijjah we say the Takbeer in its extended format which is as follows:

Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, laa ilaaha il-lal-laahu Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, wa Lillaahil-hamd


Allah is Great! Allah is Great! Allah is Great! There is none worthy of worship and obedience except Allah. Allah is Great! Allah is Great! And all Praise belongs to Him alone!  

A good info on Takbeer, Tahleel, Tahmeed and Tasbeeh is given here

4. Seek forgiveness from Almighty Allah:

The Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, said:

“On this day, Allah, the most Exalted, descends to the nearest heaven, and He is proud of His servants on the earth and says to those in heavens, look at My servants, they have come from far and near, with hair disheveled and faces covered with dust, to seek my Mercy. Even if their sins are as much the sand or the froth of the sea, I shall forgive them.”

Even though we’re encouraged to say Sayyidul Istighfaar twice every morning and evening, we must make it a point to say this Istighfaar more often and more seriously on this special day, InshaaAllah.

And also, we must make it a point to attend this grand banquet so that we can grab the opportunity of a life-time!

5. Recall the Prophet’s Farewell Address, and reflect how true you are to Islamic faith:

Arafah is an occasion to recall and reflect on the Farewell Address of the glorious Messenger of Allah.

6. Standing at Arafah:

Those who go for Hajj will have to stand at Arafah. But then there is a special kind of standing at Arafah for non-pilgrims like you, dear brother/sister.  Please find out what it means to you from here

7. Get Inspired from the Revolutionary Statement, “Hasbunallaahu Wa Ni’mal Wakeel”, uttered by Prophet Ibraheem, the founding father of Hajj:

حسبنا الله ونعم الوكيل is a fully loaded statement, please take time to read this InshaaAllah

8. Reflect to analyse and strengthen your relationship with your Lord:

Take 10 minutes time to get inspired from these Iconic Statements of Prophet Ibraheem alaihis salam and thereby evaluate your lifestyle accordingly, inshaaAllah.

9. Take Time to Appreciate Islam:

Are you grateful for the Islam you have?

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]. ‘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.”

We thank Allah for many things. Food, water, health, wealth, livelihood etc. Have you ever thanked Allah for blessing you with the treasure called Islam?

Do we ever know its value? Have we ever considered it to be a treasure even?

What effort you – and I – have taken to understand Islam, the religion we proudly profess in?

Addressing these questions to oneself on the Day of Arafah would be the real message of Arafah we would ever give to ourselves, inshaAllah 

10. Arrange for giving sacrifice of the animal:

You know very well that the day after Arafah is the Day of Sacrifice, that is Eid al Adhaa. Ensure that you are prepared to offer your sacrifice on the days of Eid al Adhaa as that is obligatory on all the affording Muslims. This guidance should be of much use to you.

Lastly, 🙂 If you really like this post, then PLEASE SHARE with your friends and families 🙂 Copy, paste this to forward thro’ whatsapp inShaaAllah 🙂 Jazakallaahu Khayra.

Know that Sharing is Rewarding in Islam! 

May Allah give us the Tawfeeq and Hidayah to reap the blessings of Arafah to the utmost of our capacity. Aameen. May Allah accept our humble deeds and forgive us of our sins. Aameen.

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Sal-lal-laahu-ala-Muhammad, Sal-lal-laahu-alaihi-wa-sallam.

Baarakallaahu Feekum.


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  10. if Arafah is on the 9th then as per local sighting across the globe different days will be fasted. 9th Thil Hijjah 2019 in Makkah = Saturday10th august 2019 and in south Africa 9th thil hijjah = Sunday 11 August 2019

    Comment by fahiem | August 2, 2019 | Reply

    • Yes, you are right.
      Fasting on Arafah is to be observed as per the respective local moon sightings of different regions across the globe.

      Comment by MuQeet | August 5, 2019 | Reply

  11. Jazak Allah for sharing such great reminder.
    May Allah accept our duaas and shower His blessings upon all of us.

    Comment by Rehana waheed | July 29, 2020 | Reply

    • Alhamdulillaah for everything.
      Thank you for your duaa. May Allah accept it from you and us.
      Baarakallaahu Feek and Jazakillaahu Khayra

      Comment by MuQeet | July 30, 2020 | Reply

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