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Prayer Times

Date 04/08 05/08
Imsaak: 03:15 03:18
Fajr: 03:25 03:28
Sunrise: 05:35 05:37
Zohr: 13:15 13:15
Maghrib: 20:54 20:52

Dear Mu’mineen,

Salamun alaykum,

“O Allah This is the day of ‘Arafah, a day which You have made noble, given honour and magnified within it. You have spread your mercy, showed kindness through Your pardon, made plentiful your giving and by it you have been gracious towards Your servants.” (4th Imam Ali Zaynul Abidin a.s. in Sahifa As Sajjadiya  Dua 47.)

Yawmul ‘Arafah - Day of ‘Arafah on 9th of Dhulhiijjah- is one of the most sacred days on the calendar. This day is one of the most blessed days. Although it has not been named as day of Eid, this day is one of the great days of Eid.
It is a day on which Allah SWT calls His servants to His taa’ah -obedience- and ibadah- to serve Him. The Divine Grace and Bounties are abundantly spread. On this day Shaytan is more debased, disgraced, furious and repulsed than on other days.

Traditions narrate that for those who were not able to achieve their purpose and goal (acceptance of Hajat) in Laylatul Qadr or those who were not forgiven on that day, then there is another occasion to realize that. The last opportunity for them is the Yawmul ‘Arafah; the 9th of Dhulhijjah.
This implies that the Yawmul ‘Arafah- in its blessedness, sacredness and sanctity is placed the same status as Laylatul Qadr; the night of Qadr.

What will you do and what will you ask on Yawmul ‘Arafah? Visit:  https://www.almahdi.org.uk/media/the-friday-message/1408-title-the-friday-message-issue-no-338-whom-will-you-ask

Significance of the day of ‘Arafah: https://www.world-federation.org/news/significance-day-arafah

One of the highly recommended recitations in the A’maal for the day is Dua ‘Arafah; a supplication by Imam Husayn (as). In order to adequately prepare for connecting to the supplication on a spiritual level read 13 tips to help prepare your recitation of this dua.

For Amal details visit http://www.duas.org/zilhajj/arafa.htm

The A’maal programme for the Yawmul Arafah- Day of Arafah- will InshAllah be held on Friday 31st August, 2020 after from 2:00pm.  Zoom log in details to follow.

Iltimasi dua.

With salams and duas, 

Sheikh Fazle Abbas Datoo
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