Fasting on the Day of ‘Arafah

“Fasting on the Day of ‘Arafah”

On the authority of Abu Hafsah (may Allah be pleased with him) it is related that the Prophet (peace be upon him) 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.”


N.B This does not mean that one can continue to commit sin in the upcoming year, rather it portrays the virtue of fasting on the day of ‘Arafah, and the blessings to be obtained therein.


6 Responses to “Fasting on the Day of ‘Arafah”

  1. 1 Ali December 23, 2008 at 8:20 am

    Extremely informative, indeed! May Allah bless you!

  2. 2 Abu Yaqub January 8, 2009 at 10:26 am

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  3. 3 dailyislamicthought March 8, 2009 at 3:48 am

    salam- nice blog. u should update inshallah

  4. 4 History of Al Andalus March 17, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    As salaamu ‘aleykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuhu

    Forgive me for a comment not related to the post. There is an excellent new blog dedicated to a book called: *An Incomplete History: The Muslims of Spain Post 1492 in a Global Context and its Relevance to Muslims Today*

    The situation of the Muslims living in the West today poses a striking similarity to the situation of the Muslims in Al- Andalus post 1492 (when the last Muslim ruler surrendered the last Muslim stronghold of Granada to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella). This marked the official end to Islamic rule in Al- Andalus. The end of Islamic rule was also marked by the Capitulations of Granada which was signed between Abu Abdullah Muhammad the Twelfth and the Spanish Crown of Castille. The agreement seemed to be made binding upon the Spanish Crown of Castille but as the reader shall see, it was broken within ten years after the agreement was put into effect.

    Muslims lived in Andalus for at least two hundred years after the fall (1492). Their lives were not easy. In many cases they were forced to give up their identities, could not practice Islam in public, they were not allowed to speak Arabic (and therefore could not pray in congregation) or even give their children Muslim names! So what began as tolerance for the practice of Islam in Al- Andalus and allowing for their affairs to be judged under Shari’ah courts (Capitulations of Granada) slowly but surely led to the persecution of the Muslims of Al-Andalus until no trace of Islam in Andalus was to be found.

  5. 5 islam June 7, 2009 at 12:24 am

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  6. 6 el-muhaiyaz mahmud November 6, 2011 at 8:59 am

    Slm may God bless u nd all muslim in d world

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