Yawmul Arafah (The Day of Arafah)

Yawmul Arafah - Day of Arafah

Mount Arafat or Mount Arafah is a granite hill east of Mecca in the plain of Arafat. Arafat is a plain about 20 km southeast of Mecca. Mount Arafat reaches about 70 m in height (WIkipedia)

On the 9th day of the month of Dhul Hijjah, Muslims performing hajj stand on the mountain to make duaas. It is virtuous for those not making the Hajj to fasting on the Day of Arafah.
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 (Minor) of the past year and the coming year.” [Muslim (no. 1162)] (AbdurRahman.org)

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