Posted: 10 Jul, 2021

The Special Day

Do you know about one of the most important days of the whole Islamic year? It’s known as the Day of Arafah, a day where millions of Muslims make the journey from Mecca to the nearby hillside of Mount Arafah, about 12.5 miles outside of Mecca. 

We wanted to talk about some of the ways you can take advantage of the holiest day as well as going into detail about the day of Arafah.

What is the day of Arafah?

The Day of Arafah falls on the 9th day of Dhu al-Hijjah and it’s one of the most important and powerful days in the whole Islamic year. This day coincides with the day that Hajj pilgrims head to Mount Arafah, the location where the Prophet (PBUH) gave his Last Sermon.

The significance of Arafah

 The Day of ’Arafah is the day when Allah perfected our beautiful religion of Islam. During Prophet Muhammed’s (saw) last Hajj, he received the final revelation from Allah (swt). 

"“This day I have perfected your religion for you, completed my favor upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion.” 

 – [Sûrah al-Maidah (5): 3]

What should you do on the Day of Arafah? 

Fasting is highly encouraged on this day. 

“Fasting on the Day of Arafah expiates the sins from the past and coming years.” (Muslim)

Recite more Qur’an and ask for forgiveness during this holy day as it’s also a day of forgiveness and mercy.

Honour your parents by spending time with them as well as with your friends and spread joy during this time.

Lastly, remember to honour Ibrahim (as) and pay your Qurbani. With Save an Orphan, your Qurabi will go to some of the poorest countries in Africa and Asia.

Donate to Charity 


Giving sadaqah is extremely beneficial during these days as your blessings are multiplied. Sadaqah charity is ongoing and when you give on the holiest days of the whole year, you’re reaping maximum rewards.

Save an Orphan is committed to transforming the lives of orphans and Children by creating lasting change to their lives and their communities.

You can donate your Sadaqah in the form of building a well from just £21 per month in South Asia that allows a water-scarce community to benefit from a safe and sustainable water source, that’s just 70p a day.

However you chose to spend your blessed days, we hope it’s full of rewards and barakah. 

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