Fasting on the Day of Arafat

Fasting on the Day of Arafat


Dear Muslimah,

Day of Arafah (Yaumul Arafah)  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.

Insha Allah Arafah will fall around September 22, 2015.

Many Muslims around the whole world will be fasting this day, in search of forgiveness  and Mercy of Allah , except the pilgrims who performed hajj. The pilgrims will perform wuquf at Arafah.

Fasting on the day of Arafat is a true blessing and a means of great forgiveness for all who undertakes it and there is no doubt that we should all try our best to fast on this blessed day.

Rasulullah Shalallahu ‘alaihi wasallam said:


صِيَامُ يَوْمِ عَرَفَةَ أَحْتَسِبُ عَلَى اللَّهِ أَنْ يُكَفِّرَ السَّنَةَ الَّتِى قَبْلَهُ وَالسَّنَةَ الَّتِى بَعْدَهُ وَصِيَامُ يَوْمِ عَاشُورَاءَ أَحْتَسِبُ عَلَى اللَّهِ أَنْ يُكَفِّرَ السَّنَةَ الَّتِى قَبْلَهُ


“Fasting the day of ‘Arafah-I hope from Allah-abolished (sin) a year has past and the year to come. And fasting the day of ‘Ashura’ (10th of Muharram)-I expect from Allah, abolishing  (sin) has been one year ago “. [Saheeh narrated by Imam Muslim (3/168), Abu Dawood (no. 2425), Ahmad (5/297, 308, 311), Bayhaqi (4/286) and others]

Rasulullah Shalallahu ‘alaihi wasallam said:

“Be content with the fact that Allah will expiate for your sins for a whole year before the day of Arafat and the year after the day of Arafat”! [Saheeh Muslim]

“There is no day on which Allah frees more people from the Fire than the day of Arafat. He comes close and expresses His pride to the angels saying, ‘What do these people want?’” [Saheeh Muslim]

We are surely in need of much forgiveness and how can we do without this amazing day that Allah Has Given us? And Fasting on this day is expiation for two years of sin. So Muslimah, let’s do so many du’a, asking forgiveness from Allah and fasting in this day.

Fasting on the Day of Arafat wuquf at ArafahSubhanallah… Allah most merciful, most compassionate, most forgiveness.

Qathrun Nada Djamil

A wife and a mother of 4 children. Lives at Jeddah-Saudi Arabia.Graduated from faculty of Law-University of Indonesia, Jakarta-Indonesia. Finished diploma of Business English at Business Training Limited -England

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