Since today we are celebrating Eid-ul Adha, i specially wrote this post to celebrate the 9th of Dhul-Hijjah which is the day of Arafah- the day when pilgrims stand on the plain of Arafah to pray, insyaAllah. =)
Abu Hafsah, may Allah be pleased with him, reported that the Prophet (pbuh) 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." [Muslim]
Aishah (RA) reported that the Prophet (pbuh) said,
"Allah frees far more people from Hellfire on the Day of Arafah than on any other day, and Allah comes closer this day and proudly says to the angels, 'What do these people want and seek?' " [Muslim]
Abu Ad-Darda reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said,
“On no other day does the Satan feel so belittled, humiliated, and angry as he does on the Day of Arafah.”
The reason for this is the mercy of Allah that descends (this day) and the forgiveness that He grants to people for major sins, except the day of the Battle of Badr which witnessed a far greater mercy of Allah descending upon people, which caused great sadness to Satan.
SubhanAllah! Allah (swt) has been so merciful in giving us this day, and if we fast properly with pure intentions, may we receive His wonderful reward inshaAllah.
p/s: InsyaAllah, let's us all take this opportunity!
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