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    1. وَالسَّمَاءِ ذَاتِ الْبُرُوجِ ﴿١﴾ وَالْيَوْمِ الْمَوْعُودِ ﴿٢﴾ وَشَاهِدٍ وَمَشْهُودٍ ﴿٣

      QURAN 85:1
      By the sky containing great stars

      QURAN 85:2
      And [by] the promised Day (Day of Resurrection)

      QURAN 85:3
      And [by] the witness (Friday) and what is witnessed (Day of Arafah)

    2. PROPHET MUHAMMAD (ﷺ) said:
      1) Al-Yawmul-Maw'üd (the Promised Day) is the Day of Resurrection,
      2) And Al-Yawmul-Mashhüd (the Attended Day) is the Day of 'Arafah,
      3) And Ash-Shãhid (the witness) is Friday.

      1. (SUNAN TIRMIDHI Vol #6, Hadith #3339.1)
    3. Narrated: Ibn ‘Abbaas
      The Messenger of Allaah (ﷺ) said:
      Allah took the covenant from the loins of Adam in Na’maan, i.e., ‘Arafaah. He (Allah) brought forth from his loins all his offspring and spread them before Him (Allah), then He (Allah) addressed them, and said: (QURAN 7:172-173)

      وَإِذْ أَخَذَ رَبُّكَ مِن بَنِي آدَمَ مِن ظُهُورِهِمْ ذُرِّيَّتَهُمْ وَأَشْهَدَهُمْ عَلَىٰ أَنفُسِهِمْ أَلَسْتُ بِرَبِّكُمْ ۖ قَالُوا بَلَىٰ ۛ شَهِدْنَا ۛ أَن تَقُولُوا يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ إِنَّا كُنَّا عَنْ هَـٰذَا غَافِلِينَ ﴿١٧٢﴾ أَوْ تَقُولُوا إِنَّمَا أَشْرَكَ آبَاؤُنَا مِن قَبْلُ وَكُنَّا ذُرِّيَّةً مِّن بَعْدِهِمْ ۖ أَفَتُهْلِكُنَا بِمَا فَعَلَ الْمُبْطِلُونَ ﴿١٧٣

      QURAN 7:172
      And [mention] when your Lord took from the children of Adam - from their loins - their descendants and made them testify of themselves, [saying to them], "Am I not your Lord?" They said, "Yes, we have testified." [This] - lest you should say on the day of Resurrection, "Indeed, we were of this unaware."

      QURAN 7:173
      Or [lest] you say, "It was only that our fathers associated [others in worship] with Allah before, and we were but descendants after them. Then would You destroy us for what the falsifiers have done?"

      1. (SAHIH AL JAAMI Hadith #1701)
      2. (AL SISILAH AS SAHEEHAH Hadith #1623)
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    4. Narrated 'Umar bin Al-Khattab:
      Once a Jew said to me, "O the chief of believers! There is a verse in your Holy Book Which is read by all of you (Muslims), and had it been revealed to us, we would have taken that day (on which it was revealed as a day of celebration." 'Umar bin Al-Khattab asked, "Which is that verse?" The Jew replied,
      (QURAN 5:3)

      الْيَوْمَ أَكْمَلْتُ لَكُمْ دِينَكُمْ وَأَتْمَمْتُ عَلَيْكُمْ نِعْمَتِي وَرَضِيتُ لَكُمُ الْإِسْلَامَ دِينًا

      (QURAN 5:3)
      "This day I have perfected your religion For you, completed My favor upon you, And have chosen for you Islam as your religion."

      'Umar replied,"No doubt, we know when and where this verse was revealed to the Prophet. It was Friday and the Prophet (ﷺ) was standing at 'Arafat (i.e. the Day of Hajj)"

      1. (SAHIH BUKHARI Vol #1, Hadith #45)
      2. (SAHIH BUKHARI Vol #5, Hadith #4407)
      3. (SAHIH BUKHARI Vol #6, Hadith #4606)
      4. (SAHIH BUKHARI Vol #9, Hadith #7268)
      5. (SAHIH MUSLIM Vol #7, Hadith #7525-7527)
      6. (SUNAN TIRMIDHI Vol #5, Hadith #3043-3044)
      7. (SUNAN NASAI Vol #3, Hadith #3005)
      8. (SUNAN NASAI Vol #6, Hadith #5015)
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    1. PROPHET MUHAMMAD (ﷺ) said:
      I seek from ALLAH that fasting on the Day of 'Arafa (9th Zul-Hijjah) may atone (remove) for the sins of the preceding and the coming year.

      1. (SAHIH MUSLIM Vol #3, Hadith #2746-2747)
      2. (SUNAN IBN MAJAH Vol #2, Hadith #1730)
      3. (SUNAN ABU DAWUD Vol #3, Hadith #2425)
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    2. PROPHET MUHAMMAD (ﷺ) said:
      The best of supplication is the supplication of the Day of `Arafah. And the best of what I and the Prophets before me have said is:

      لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ

      None has the right to be worshipped but Allah, Alone, without partner, to Him belongs all that exists, and to Him belongs the Praise, and He is powerful over all things.

      1. (SUNAN TIRMIDHI Vol #6, Hadith #3585)
      2. (AL MALIK MUWATTA Hadith #504
      3. (AL MALIK MUWATTA Hadith #951)
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    1. PROPHET MUHAMMAD (ﷺ) said:
      There is no day when ALLAH sets free more slaves from the Fire than the day of Arafat. He draws near, then He boasts about them before the Angels and says: What do these people want?

      1. (SAHIH MUSLIM Vol #3, Hadith #3288)
      2. (SUNAN IBN MAJAH Vol #4, Hadith #3014)
      3. (SUNAN NASAI Vol #3, Hadith #3006)
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