**Reminder: Don’t forget the fasting on the Day of `Arafah’, Tomorrow the 9th of Dhul-Hijjah (Monday, October 14, 2013) **



**Tomorrow is the 9th day of Dhul-Hijjah (Monday, October 14, 20013)**



The ninth day of Dhul-Hijjah is the day of ’Arafah, since it is on this day that the pilgrims gather at the mountain plain of ’Arafah, praying and supplicating to their Lord.

It is mustahabb (highly recommended) for those who are not pilgrims to fast on this day, since the Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) was asked about fasting on the day of ’Arafah, so he said, “It expiates the sins of the past year and the coming year.” [1]

Likewise, the Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, ‘There is no day on which Allaah 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.” [2]

Imaam at-Tirmidhee (d.275H) – rahimahullaah – said, “The People of Knowledge consider it recommended to fast on the day of ’Arafah, except for those at ’Arafah.” [3]

[1] Related by Muslim (no. 1162), from Aboo Qataadah (radiyallaahu ’anhu).

[2] Related by Muslim (no. 1348), from ’Aa‘ishah (radiyallaahu ’anhaa).

[3] Refer to Jaami’ut-Tirmidhee (3/377).


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Posted on October 13, 2013, in General, Sacred Months, Times and Places and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Luis Reyes Abdul Hameed

    Salaam wa alikium ahk do we fast the whole day or until the sun down


    • wa ‘Alaikumus Salam wa rahmatullaahi wa barakatu,

      We fast from the time of Fajr( sunrise prayer time ) and break our fast at Maghrib (sunset prayer time) to be more explanatory we begin fasting at the time of the break of the true dawn until when the disk of the sun disappears completely beneath the horizon. This is indicated by the Qur’aan and Sunnah and definitive consensus of the Muslims.

      The Messenger of Allah (May Allaah raise his rank and exalt his mention) said: “When the night comes from here and the day departs from here, and the sun sets, then it is time for the fasting person to break his fast.” Narrated by al-Bukhaari (1954) and Muslim (1100).


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