The Day of Arafah Reminds a Believer of The Greatest Day of Standing (i.e. The Day of Judgement)

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy

Yawm Arafah (The Day of Arafah) is a day of great gathering that reminds the Muslim of the Greatest Day of Standing- the Day of Judgement – in which the early and latter generations will meet, witnessing the judgement in order to proceed to their different abodes – either in bliss or painful punishment.

Allaah (The Most High) said:

وَعُرِضُوا عَلَى رَبِّكَ صَفًّ

And they will be set before your Lord in (lines as) rows [18:48]

Allaah (The Most High) said:

يَوْمَئِذٍ تُعْرَضُونَ لَا تَخْفَى مِنْكُمْ خَافِيَةٌ

That Day shall you be brought to Judgement, not a secret of you will be hidden. [69:18]

Allaah (The Most High) said:

لَيَجْمَعَنَّكُمْ إِلَى يَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ لَا رَيْبَ فِيهِ

Surely, He will gather you together on the Day of Resurrection about which there is no doubt. And [4:87]

Allaah (The Most high) said:

قُلْ إِنَّ الْأَوَّلِينَ وَالْآخِرِينَ 

 لَمَجْمُوعُونَ إِلَى مِيقَاتِ يَوْمٍ مَعْلُومٍ

Say (O Muhammad ): “(Yes) verily, those of old, and those of later times. “All will surely be gathered together for appointed Meeting of a known Day. [56:49-50]

So a person reflects on this day, which has been described for him (or her) and prepares for it (i.e. by way of good deeds and keeping away from evil deeds). And it is obligated on you to fear Allaah, for indeed it is the best of provision in the afterlife. Allaah (The Most High) said:

وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ وَاعْلَمُوا أَنَّكُمْ إِلَيْهِ تُحْشَرُونَ

And obey Allah (fear Him), and know that you will surely be gathered unto Him. [2:203]

Paraphrased Excerpt from Shaikh Abdur Razzaaq Al-Badr’s (may Allaah preserve him) Website


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