Discussion in 'Islamic Discussion' started by Libinette, Dec 10, 2007.
Lovely thred Mash'Allah..
it's true that it is much more easy to perform hajj nowadays, but other sorts of problems are rising...in some countires where cota systems have been set up by saudi arabia... for example in morocco, if you do it this year then you'r not allowed to do it for 3 years!! while in non muslim counties like here in france its much more easy to do it Hamdoulillah...
What are the Virtues of the Day of Arafaah ?
Praise be to Allaah.
1. It is the day on which the religion was perfected and Allaah’s Favour was completed.
In Al-Saheehayn it was reported from ‘Umar ibn al-Khattaab (may Allaah be pleased with him) that a Jewish man said to him, “O Ameer al-Mu’mineen, there is an aayah in your Book which you recite; if it had come to us Jews, we would have taken that day as an ‘Eid (festival).” ‘Umar said, “Which aayah?” He said: “This day I have perfected your religion for you, completed My favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion.” [al-Maa’idah 5:3 – interpretation of the meaning]. ‘Umar said, “We know on which day and in which place that was revealed to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). It was when he was standing in ‘Arafaah on a Friday.”
2.It is a day of Eid for the people who are in that place.
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Yawm ‘Arafaah (the day of ‘Arafaah), Yawm al-Nahr (the Day of Sacrifice) and Ayyaam al-Tashreeq (the 3 days following Yawm al-Nahr) are Eid (festival) for us, the people of Islam. These are days of eating and drinking.” This was narrated by the authors of al-Sunan. It was reported that ‘Umar ibn al-Khattaab said: “It – i.e., the aayah ‘This day I have perfected…’ was revealed on a Friday, the Day of ‘Arafaah, both of which – praise be to Allaah – are Eids for us.”
3.It is a day by which Allaah swore an oath.
The Almighty cannot swear by anything except that which is mighty. Yawm ‘Arafaah is the “witnessed day” mentioned in the aayah (interpretation of the meaning):
“By the witnessing day [Friday] and by the witnessed day [the Day of ‘Arafaah].” [al-Burooj 85:3].
It was reported from Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The promised day is the Day of Resurrection, the witnessed day is the Day of ‘Arafaah, and the witnessing day is Friday.” Narrated by al-Tirmidhi and classed as saheeh by al-Albaani.
It is the “odd” [i.e., odd-numbered, Witr] by which Allaah swore in the aayah (interpretation of the meaning):
“And by the even and the odd” [al-Fajr 89:3]. Ibn ‘Abbaas said: “The even is the Day of al-Adhaa [i.e., 10th Dhoo’l-Hijjah] and the odd is the Day of ‘Arafaah [i.e., 9th Dhoo’l-Hijjah] This is also the view of ‘Ikrimah and al-Dahhaak.
4.Fasting on this day is an expiation for two years.
It was reported from Abu Qutaadah (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) was asked about fasting on the Day of ‘Arafaah. He said, “It expiates for the sins of the previous year and of the coming year.” Narrated by Muslim.
This (fasting) is mustahabb for those who are not on Hajj. In the case of the one who is on Hajj, it is not Sunnah for him to fast on the Day of ‘Arafaah, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) did not fast on this day in ‘Arafaah. It was narrated that he forbade fasting on the Day of ‘Arafaah in ‘Arafaah.
5.It is the day on which Allaah took the covenant from the progeny of Adam.
It was reported that Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Allaah took the covenant from the loins of Adam in Na’maan, i.e., ‘Arafaah. He brought forth from his loins all his offspring and spread them before Him, then He addressed them, and said: ‘Am I not your Lord? They said, ‘Yes, we testify,’ let you should say on the Day of Resurrection: ‘Verily, we have been unaware of this.’ Or lest you should say: ‘It was only our fathers aforetime who took others as partners in worship along with Allaah, and we were (merely their) descendents after them; will You then destroy us because of the deeds of men who practised Al-Baatil (i.e., ploytheism and committing crimes and sins, invoking and worshipping others besides Allaah)?’ [al-A’raaf 7:172-173 – interpretation of the meaning].” Narrated by Ahmad and classed as saheeh by al-Albaani. And there is no greater day than this and no greater covenant than this.
6.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.
And Allaah knows best.
MASHALLah, i can always count on you JAZAKIallah kheir..
INSHALLAH I WILL DO HAJJ before i die
in the picture above ^^^^^^
wat is the white fog??...
Wa iyyaki dear sister Libin.
Mashallah a great thread to be contributing to.
I've noticed something..which has indeed troubled me..i've been watching the live coverage from the planes of Arafat..since this morning..mashallah, it's beautiful ..BUT..i've noticed few people who had their flags..and they were waving them..even there, they have to wave their flags, even in this holy place, on this holy day..they have to!!!!!
flags are used by people from the same group to position their own group in the crowd and to stay attached...nothing troubeling sister!
I've been watching live coverage from Mina too, machallah !! my parents told me it was much more difficult to do Ramy al Jamarat before it was just dangerous, but now hamdoulilah with the new bridge and organization it's safe , may allah reward those people responsible for this great job
I just remembered about this thread, hope its not too late, inshAllah
assalamualaikum brs and sisters
Can anybody clear my doubt? are the ayyamu thashreeq days prohibited frm performing fasting? pl reply soon. jazakkallahu hiran
With the first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah nearly approaching I thought this might be a good thread to bump up along with this link that examines the virtue of the Days of Dhul Hijjah:
Oh the memories you've unleashed by just upping this long-lost thread!
Couldn't help but laugh at my spelling mistakes and my innocence (-I'll go hajj in two years inshAllah-)
But, jazakAllaah khayr, let's get ready for these blessed days ahead of us with seriousness. This is a golden opportunity.
Wasalamo`Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuh,
Would you please let us know when the first 10 days begin? (I hope it has not already)
I hope everybody knew Dhul Hijjah began today (Wed.17th October) if not, don't worry, you still have 9 days inshAllaah!
aslam o alaikum wa rahmatuAllahi wa barakatuhu
not sure if people already saw this one its from Sunday
aslam o aliakum wr wb
and this was posted by another one of the sheikh who is on hajj this year mashAllah
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