The day of Arafah is the culmination of Hajj. The zenith event of the Islamic pilgrimage to Makkah. We will discuss fasting on the day of Arafah Hadith and a lovely dua to be recited during this time period to attain immense rewards.
6 Priceless Hadith Regarding Fasting on the Day of Arafah+Dua
According to the Hijri calendar which is based on lunar citations. The Day of Arafah is 9th of Zull Hijjah that is the 12th month of the Islamic calendar. You might love to read→ Bakra Zibah Qurbani Karne Ki Dua With All Translations
It was narrated that from ‘Aishah that the Messenger of ALLAH ﷺ said:
“There is no day on which ALLAH, the Mighty and Sublime, frees more of his slaves, male and female, from the fire, than the day of Arafah. He comes close, then he boasts to the angels about them and say: ‘What do these people want?'”
Abdu Abdur-Rhamn (An-Nasa’i) said:
It appears that Yunus bin Yusuf is the one who reported it from Malik and ALLAH, most High, Knows best.
Sunan an-Nasa’i 3003
What is Arafah?
Arafah or Arafat or Arafa is a Hill and plain 22 miles east of Makkah in Saudia Arabia. Which is on the road to Ta’if, featured prominently in the Hajj.
Arafah means knowledge.
Gathering on the plains of the Arafah is one of the rituals of the pilgrimage (Hajj). This ritual, unlike the majority of the others, has no relation to the Prophet Ibraheem ﷺ. This has a direct relation with the Prophet Mu’hammd ﷺ.
Who is reported to have said the quintessences of the pilgrimage (Hajj) supplications of Arafah.
The Farewell Sermon (Khutbah)
In Arabic, it is known as Khutbat-ul-Wad’a.
This is the final sermon imparted by Prophet Mu’hammad ﷺ on the day of 9th of Zull Hijjah 10 A.H. (March 9, 632) in the valley of Mount Arafah during the Islamic pilgrimage of Hajj. Don’t forget to read→ Ayatul Kursi in Hindi HD Images
The Revelation of the Quranic Verse on the Day of Arafah
The Verse #3 of Surah #5, Surah Al-Maidah was revealed to the Holy Prophet ﷺ on the day of ‘Arafah of the Last Hajj in the tenth year of Hijrah. This was a time when the conquest of Makkah and almost all Arabia was complete.
ۚالْيَوْمَ أَكْمَلْتُ لَكُمْ دِينَكُمْ وَأَتْمَمْتُ عَلَيْكُمْ نِعْمَتِي وَرَضِيتُ لَكُمُ الْإِسْلَامَ دِينًا
Al Yawma Akmaltu Lakum Deenakum wa-Atmamtu ‘Alaykum N’imatee wa-Razeetu Lakumul Islaama Deena
This day have I perfected your religion for you, completed My favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion. But if any is forced by hunger, with no inclination to transgression, Allah is indeed Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful.
Aj MAIN tumhare liye tumhara deen pura kar chuka aur MAINE tumpar apna ehsan pura kar diya aur MAINE tumhare waste Islam hi ko deen pasand kiya hai, phir jo koi bhook se betab ho jaye lekin gunah par mayil na ho to ALLAH ma’af karne wala meherban hai.
Hadith #1 on Delivering the Final Sermon
Narrated Ibn Abbas:
I heard the Prophet ﷺ delivering a sermon at `Arafat.
Saheeh Al-Bukhari 1740
Who Shouldn’t be Fasting on the Day of Arafah Hadith #2
It is not allowed to keep a fast on the day for the one who performs the pilgrimage (Hajj) in Arafah.
It was narrated that ‘Ikrimah said:
“I entered upon Abu Hurairah in his house and asked him about fasting the Day of ‘Arafah at ‘Arafat. Abu Hurairah said: ‘The Messenger of ALLAH ﷺ forbade fasting the Day of ‘Arafah at ‘Arafat.’”
Sunan Ibn Majah 1732 | Grade: Hasan | Darussalam
Narrated Abu Hureirah Radi ALLAHu ‘Anhu:
Ikrimah said: We were with Abu Hureirah Radi ALLAHu ‘Anhu in his house when he narrated to us: The Messenger of ALLAH ﷺ prohibited fasting on the day of Arafah at Arafah.
Sunan Abi Dawud 2440 | Grade: Da’if Al-Albani
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Who Should Fast on the Day of Arafah- Hadith #3
Ibn Abbas Radi ALLAHu ‘Anhu narrated:
“The Prophet broke (the fast) of Arafah, Umm Fadl sent him some milk to drink.”
Jam’i at-Tirmidhi 750 | Grade: Saheeh | Darussalam
When to Fast?
It is recommended to fast on the day when the pilgrims enter the Arafah.
The person who is not performing pilgrimage (Hajj) should keep a fast on the day of Arafah that is 9th of Zull Hijjah.
The Rewards of Fasting on the Day of Arafah in Hadith #4
Forgiveness of the sins of the past and following 1 year.
Abu Qatadah Radi ALLAHu ‘Anhu narrated that:
The Prophet said: “Fast the Day of Arafah, for indeed I anticipate that ALLAH will forgive (the sins) of the year after it, and the year before it.”
Jam’i at-Tirmidhi 749 | Grade: Da’if | Darussalam
Remarkable Hadith #5 for Dua Recited on the Day of Arafah
This is the most popular dua which has been found in Hadith that is to recited on the day of Arafah.
‘Amr bin Shu`aib narrated from his father, from his grandfather, that the Prophet ﷺ said:
“The best of supplication is the supplication of the Day of `Arafah. And the best of what I and the Prophets before me have said is:
None has the right to be worshipped but ALLAH, Alone, without partner, to Him belongs all that exists, and to Him belongs the Praise, and He is powerful over all things.
La Ilaha Illallahu Wahdahu La Sharee-k Lahu
Lahul Mulkul Wa Lahul ‘Hamdu
Wahuwa ‘Ala Kulli Shay-in Qadeerun“
Jam’i at-Tirmidhi 3585 | Grade: Da’if | Darussalam
Hadith #6 for Dua Recited on the Day of Arafah
Ali bin Abi Talib said:
“The most of what the Messenger of ALLAH ﷺ supplicated with during the afternoon at Arafat while standing was:
ALLAHumma lakal-Hamdu, kallazee taqoolu, wa khairan mimma naqool. ALLAHumma laka salaati wa nusuki, wa ma’hyaaya wa mamaati, wa ilaika maabi, wa laka, rabbi, turaasi. ALLAHumma innee a’oozu bika min ‘azaabil-qabri, wa waswasatis-sadri, wa shataatil-amr. ALLAHumma innee a’oozu bika min sharri maa taji’u bihir-ree’h.”
‘O ALLAH to You is the praise like the one You say, and better than what we say. O ALLAH, for You is all my Salat, my sacrifice, my living and my dying. And to You is my return, and to You, my Lord, belongs my inheritance. O ALLAH, indeed, I seek refuge in You from the punishment of the grave, the whispering of the chest, and the dividing of the affair. O ALLAH, indeed, I seek refuge in You from the evil of what the wind brings.
Jam’i at-Tirmidhi 3520 | Grade: Da’if | Darussalam