july, 2021

tue20julAll DayRoz e `Arafah/Martyrdom of Hazrat Muslim (‘a.s.) (9 Dhu-l-hijjah)1442 A.HShia Calendar Categories:Shahadat

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Roz e Arafah. The Day of Arafah which is the 9th of Dhul Hijjah – the same day as the murder of Hazrat Muslim ibne Aqil (peace be upon him) is one of self-introspection and reflection on the bounties and graces which we have been conferred with.‚Arafah literally means to gain a deep understanding (marifah). A deep understanding of the beginning (of creation) and the end of all creation: a deep knowledge of Prophethood (Nubuwah) and Mastership (Wilayah): knowledge of the vista of the horizons and of the souls: a deep knowledge of all of these things and how they relate to Allah (Glory and Greatness be to Him).During this blessed day, those who are not in the Hajj have also been advised to fast and engage in prayer and worship – and what prayer can be greater than the Prayers of Arafah from Imam Husain (peace be upon him) and Imam Sajjad (peace be upon him) as have been mentioned in Mafaatihul Jinan?In the beautiful prayer of Arafah from the leader of the martyrs, Imam Husain (peace be upon him), we read the following petition: O God

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