The Month Of Zul Hijjah: Importance Of Fasting On The Day Of Arafat
It is one of the most important days in the Islamic calendar. The virtues and blessings of this day are immense. There is no other day like it and millions of Muslims turn to Allah on this day. It’s the Day of Arafat; sunday 11th September 2016
Many Muslims around the whole world will be fasting this day, in search of forgiveness and the Forgiveness and Mercy of Allah is amazing. Fasting on this day is expiation for two years of sin. So I encourage all Muslims to fast on this day. We are surely in need of much forgiveness and how can we do without this amazing day that Allah Has Given us?
It is the day of forgiveness of sins, freedom from the Fire and pride in the people who are there:
In Saheeh Muslim it was narrated from ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “There is no day on which Allaah frees more people from the Fire than the Day of ‘Arafaah. He comes close and expresses His Pride to the angels, saying, ‘What do these people want?’”
It was reported from Ibn ‘Umar that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Allaah expresses His Pride to His angels at the time of ‘Ishaa’ on the Day of ‘Arafaah, about the people of ‘Arafaah. He says, ‘Look at My slaves who have come unkempt and dusty.’” Narrated by Ahmad and classed as saheeh by al-Albaani.