1. What is the day of Arafah?
The day Hajj pilgrims spend on the plain of Arafat praying, asking for forgiveness, and thanking Allah for giving them the opportunity to perform Hajj.
2. What does Arafah literally mean?
Knowing, understanding, or theosophy.
3. To which historical incident does it refer?
Adam (PBUH) and Eve meeting once again after their descent from heaven, and their sins being forgiven by Allah, Gabriel teaching prophet Abraham (PBUH) all the Hajj rituals.
4. When is it held?
On the 9th of Dhu al-Hijjah, one day before eid al-Adha.
5. What are the merits of this day?
A day of forgiving the sins, especially for the ones who missed the night of Qadr, the day of answering prayers.
6. What are the recommended acts on this day?
Reciting the Quran and the supplications (e.g, Imam Hussain's (AS) supplication on the day of Arafah), fasting, giving charity, etc.
7. Is this day only for those who attend Hajj?
Anyone can enjoy the holy spirit of this day by praying, supplicating, and performing its recommended acts.