The day of Arafah falls on the 9th of Dhul Hijjah and is considered the most important day of the Islamic Year.
On this day, it is believed that everyone will be resurrected and gathered on Mount Arafat to be held accountable for their action. People who didn’t have the chance to be on Mount Arafat on this day, will submit themselves in worship and fast to cleanse their souls and to receive the ultimate reward of entering Jannah.
Our Prophet (SAW) said: “Fasting on the day of Arafah expiates the sins from the past and coming year.” (Muslim)
Fasting is one of the most favourable acts of worship for Allah (SWT). Fasting on the Day of Arafah is another chance for you to reflect and gain closeness to Allah (SWT) without any worldly distractions. We pray that Allah (SWT) allows us to fast on the Day of Arafah so that we can benefit from the blessings of this day. Ameen.
The Prophet (SAW) said: “There is no day in which Allah sets free more souls from the fire of hell than on the day of Arafah.” (Muslim)
Fasting is a way for you to focus on your prayers and seek forgiveness and protection from the Hellfire.