The Greatest day of Hajj – What Do you Know About it?
The Greatest day of Hajj, comes every year! It is the day of sacrifice, which is the Tenth Day of Dhu’l-Hajjah.
The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) halted on the day of sacrifice between the jamrahs (pillars at Mina) during hajj which he performed. He asked: "Which is this day? They replied: This is the day of sacrifice. He said: This is the day of greater hajj".
The Day of Sacrifice is called the greatest day of Hajj because during that night there is the standing at ‘Arafah and staying overnight in al-Mash’ar al-Haraam, and during that day there is the stoning of the Jamrah, offering the sacrifice, shaving the head, tawaaf and saa’i, which are all actions of Hajj. The day of Hajj refers to the time and the description of greatest refers to the actions done at that time. The greatest day of Hajj is mentioned in the Qur’aan where Allaah says “And [it is] an announcement from Allah and His Messenger to the people on the day of the greater pilgrimage that Allah is disassociated from the disbelievers, and [so is] His Messenger.” (At-Tawbah: 3).