What Do You Know About Waquf-e-Arafat?


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Zain Aamir Profile
Zain Aamir answered
On the 9th of Zil Huj, all pilgrims leave Mina after the sunrise and reach Arafat by noon. The Arafat plan is a valley surrounded by dry and barren mountains. It is said that Hazrat Adam and Hawa, after being thrown from the Paradise, first met here. They recognized each other in this plan, which is therefore called Arafat, which means recognition. It is about six miles from Mina and nine miles from Mecca.

The pilgrims here offer their Zhr and Asr prayers combined. Hundreds and thousands of pilgrims in Irham raise their arms in prayer and thanksgiving and repeat the words of Talbiya again and again. Staying in this plan of Arafat is an essential part of pilgrimage. On one side of the plain is the Mountain of Mercy.

The pilgrims go up to the mountain reciting Talbiya in thousands. It is said that Hazrat Adam prayed on this mountain, a place of blessing and grace for the pilgrims. It was in this plain that the Holy Prophet SAW delivered his last sermon, Khutba Hajjat-Ul-Wida and where he received the final revelation about the completion of the Holy Quran.
Rana Ali Profile
Rana Ali , Arafat, answered

Arafat: Singular, Arafah. It was so named either because of Adam and Hawa’s (Eve) meeting and knowing one another there or because men confess their sins there. It is a landmark outside the boundaries of al-Haram and lies south-east of the Masjid al-Haram by 22km. Its total area is 10.4km squared. The pilgrims gather in it on the 9th day of the month of Dhul-Hijjah.

- Masjidu –N’amirah

N’amirah is a mountain west of the Mosque, and the Mosque of N’amirah (Masjidu N’amirah) is named after it. The Prophet ﷺ had once stopped over at the valley of Uranah where he delivered a sermon and prayed.

The mosque was later built, in the beginning of the ‘‘Abbasid Caliphate”, on the point where he had given the sermon and prayed in the valley of Uranah. Its expansion and construction were completed during the Saudi era during which its area became more than 110,000 square metres. The pilgrims gather here on the 9th day of the month of Dhul-Hijjah.

- Masjidus-Sakharaat

It is at Arafat, at the foot of the Mount Rahmah, on the right side of one who is climbing up it, and there are large rocks on it. The Messenger of Allah stayed there on the night of Arafah, and pilgrims gather there on the 9th day of the month of Dhul-Hijjah.

- Mount Rahmah

It is a small mountain that is made up of a big boulder. It lies about a distance of 20 km east of Makkah. It has a level and wide top covering 640 meters and pilgrims gather on it on the 9th day of the month of Dhul-Hijjah.

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