Significance of the Day of Arafah

15 Nov

Prophet SAW said: There is no day better in the sight of Allah than the Day of Arafah. On this day, Allah the Almighty and the Exalted One, descends to the nearest heaven, and He is proud of His slaves on the earth, and says to those in heaven, “look at My servants. They have come from far and near, with hair dishevelled and faces covered with dust, to seek My Mercy, even though they have not seen my chastisement.” Far more people are freed from the Hellfire on the Day of Arafah than on any other day. [Ibn Khuzaimah & Ibn Hibban]

Additional significances:

  • The descendants of Adam made the greatest covenant affirming Allah’s sole right of worship; 7:172.
  • Allah completed His revelation and perfected His bounties; 5:3.
  • Allah took an oath by this day; 85:3.

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