Sunday September 20, 2020

Day of Arafat


Muslims praying at Mount Arafat

The next upcoming Day of Arafat starts on sundown of Sunday July 18 ending at sundown on Monday, July 19.

Celebration\ Observance

Many Muslims will give gifts to their children on this day to show generosity. Some will make the pilgrimage to Mount Arafat to complete Hajj and will cast stones (forty nine stones to be exact) at a pillar the represents the Devil along with much prayer.

History

The Prophet Mohammed on Mount Arafat gave his last sermon thus making it the final stop for Muslim pilgrims during Hajj.


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