Friday, November 4, 2011

*The Fast of Yowmul Arafah{9th of Zul Hijjah} is 'Mustahab' {Desirable} &...'Qurbani'



Bismillah Walhamdulillah Was Salaatu Was Salaam 'ala Rasulillah.

As-Salaam Alaikum Wa-Rahmatullahi

Almighty Allah {Azza Wa Jall } says:-

"By the Dawn; by the Ten nights"


[Quran-Al-Fajr 89: 1-2]


Source:-Ibn `Abbas, ibn az-Zubayr, Mujahid and others of the earlier and later generations are of the opinion that this refers to the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah. Ibn Kathir said: "This is the correct opinion." (Tafsir Ibn Kathir, 8/413)



Every Muslim should avail oneself of this wonderful opportunity by performing as much Ibadah

(acts of worship) as he or she can during this period.




The 9th day of Zul Hijjah is called Yowmul-Arafah (The Day of Arafah).

This is the date when the Hujjaj (Haji pilgrims, plural of Haji) assemble on the plain of Arafat, six miles away from Makkah al-Mukkarramah, where they perform the most essential part of the prescribed duties of Hajj, namely, making Tawbah (repenting) at the Wuqoof of Arafat.




For those not performing hajj, it is Mustahab (Desirable) to fast on this day according to their calendar.


It sometimes occurs that 9th Zul Hijjah falls on different days in different countries according to the sighting of the moon. In such cases, Muslims of each country should observe Yowmul Arafah according to the lunar dates of their own country.


The fast of Yowmul Arafah has been emphasized by the Messenger of Allah ~

{ Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam} as a Mustahab (desirable) act.




Beginning from the Fajr of the 9th Zul Hijjah up to the 'Asr prayer of the 13th, every Muslim male should  recite the Takbir-e-Tashreeq after every Fard Salaah (in congregation or alone) in the following words:-


 "Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar,

La IlahaIllallahu, Wallahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar wa Lillahilhamd"


{There is no God but Allah and Allah is the greatest, Allah is the greatest and to Allah belongs all praise.}


{Male Muslims should recite it in a loud voice, while females should recite it in a low voice}



Note:- Please don't forget about the obligation on each of us to offer a Qurbani (slaughtering of an animal) during the days of the 10th, 11th, 12th of Zul Hijjah. This is an obligation and it represents the beautiful, complete submission of Prophet Ibrahim (as) when he chose to obey Allah{ AZZA WA JALL }  fully and without question.


May Allah{ AZZA WA JALL }enable us to use the remaining Blessed days in attaining His pleasure 'Insha Allah' Aameen .



Subhanak Allaahuma wa Bihamdika Ash-hadu an laa illaaha illa anta Astaghfiruka wa atubu ilayk.

If I said anything correct, then it is from Allah 
{ AZZA WA JALL } and if I erred, then that is from me and shaytan.




                                Y a s m i n.                                      

  "All that is on earth will Perish. But will abide {Forever} 
 the Face of thy Lord, full of Majesty, Bounty and Honour"
 {'Quran'- Surah Al-Rahman-55.26-27 }

'Wasting time is Worse than Death!

Because Death Separates you from this World

 Whereas wasting Time Separates you from Allah'.

Ibn Qayimm Al-Jawziyyah.


I Want to Die With my Forehead on the Ground!
The Sunnah in my Heart, Allah on my Mind,
Qur'an on my Tongue, and Tears in my Eyes!

'Insha Allah'! 

' Son of Adam! You are nothing but a number of days, whenever each day passes then part of you has Gone.

 {Al-Hasan Al-Basree}

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