TEHRAN (Asremrooz): Zihajeh 9th is Arafa day, a day to pray with Lord of worlds. Every moment is considered precious moments for us today especially for pray and asking our request. Arafah is a day of Forgiveness from sins, freedom from the hell-fire for the peopleThis is the day where the pilgrims assemble on the plain of ‘Arafah to complete one of the essential rituals of the Hajj.
This is a great festival although it is not named festival in Islamic events. Allah has invited people to pray in this day. He spread his generosity and kindness in this day .devil is so angry in Arafat.
This is the best opportunity and we should not lose this opportunity especially from noon until sunset.
Imam Sajjad (peace be upon him) about Arafat has said “oh my Lord today is the day of Arafat, this is great day and you forgive sins in this day”.
It has been narrated that once imam Sajjad heard a poor who requested people on Arafe Day. Imam (peace be upon him) said “why do you ask people since there is Allah‘s mercy for even children?”
What is recommended in Arafat Day
1. Taking shower , washing the body in a particular order, called Qosl,first head, second the right side of the body and the left side of the body,
2. Ziarat of Imam Hussein (peace be upon him) it is considered as one thousand Haj and Jihad. If a person can visit Imam Hussein is similar those who are in Arafat plain
3. After saying Namaz of Asr , say two Rakats pray under the sky and confess sins. Sheikh Kafami in Mesbah book said “ it is better to fact in Arafat day, pray, take shower, recite imam Hussein(peace be upon him) ziarat. Say two rakats pray under the say in the first Rakat recite Touhis surah after Hamd and in the second Rakat recite Kaferoun Surah after Hamd. Then say four Rakats pray and recite fifty Touhid Surah after Hamd.
When Jibraeil was teaching Haj to Ebrahim asked “ do you know” he answered “ Yes” so Arafe means know.
When pilgrim arrive in this land they confess their sins
They must tolerate suffer to reach this land
Adam in Arafat
Imam Sadeq (peace be upon him) has stated “when Adam descended from heaven to the earth, he went to the top of the Safa mountain every day cried and prayed. Jebraeil asked “why are you crying?” he said “because I descent” repent and return to God” Adam said “how?” Jibraeil got him to Mina on Zihaje 8th. Adam stayed there and h went to Araft in the morning. Jibraeil taught him how to pray and say “Labbaik Allahumma Labbaik (Here I am answering your call, O God). Then he learnt how to take shower, qosl,. Then he invited him to Arafat and taught him the words that Allad had taught him
There is no God but You
I made mistake
I confess my sins
Forgive me You are generous and kind
Adam was praying until sunset and crying. He went to Mashar and stayed there. In the morning he woke up and prayed so Allah forgave him.
Ebrahim in Arafat
Hibraei taught Haj to Ebrahim and he said “ I know I know”.
The holy Prophet in Arafat
The holy prophet of Islam held his sahara classes in Arafat mountain and according to some interpreter the last surah’s of the holy Quran have been descended to him there and he taught then to the learners.
The holy prophet (peace be upon him) had an speech in this historical dayThere 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 (the Hajis) want