Arafat 2017 - Official date

Arafat 2017 - Official date
 

According to the decision of the High Judiciary Council of Saudi Arabia, The Month of Dhul Hijja 1438 started Wednesday 23 August the day of Arafat 2017 will be Thursday 31 August Insha’Allah, wish is the 9 day of Dhul Hijja.
 

Fasting The Day of Arafat 2017
 

The ninth day of Dhu'l-Hijjah (the 12th and final month of the Islamic calendar) is the Day of 'Arafah. It is the day when pilgrims stand on the plain of 'Arafah to pray. On this day, Muslims all over the world who do not witness the annual Hajj should spend the day in fasting, in preparation for the three days festivity following 'Eid ul-Adha (the celebration marking the end of the Hajj commemorating the Prophet Ibrahim's willingness of sacrifice).
 

Abu Hafsah, may Allah be pleased with him, reported that the Prophet, upon whom be peace, said:

"Fasting on the Day of 'Arafah absolves the sins for two years: the previous year and the coming year, and fasting on 'Ashura, (the tenth day of Muharram) atones for the sins of previous years."

Reported by all except Al-Bukhari and At-Tirmidhi
 

In another saying the Prophet's wife Hafsah, may Allah be pleased with her, said:

"Four things the Messenger of Allâh never neglected: Observing fast on the day of 'Ashura, 'Arafat, three days every month, and offering fajr sunnah prayers early in the morning."

(Muslim)
 

May Allah the Almighty accept and bless all of our deeds, Ameen 

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