Day of Arafat (9th Dhul Hijjah)

Did you know,

That “fasting on the day of Arafat” (i.e. 9th Dhul Hijjah), “which immediately precedes the day of the Eid of Sacrifice” (i.e. Eid Al-Adha), “is also recommended, except for those who are doing the pilgrimage”. [1], [2]



  1. Our Dialogue – “After Ramadan — Some Suggestions [Oct. ’06]” (link)
  2. Our Dialogue – “After Ramadan [Nov. ’09]” (link)
  3. “English Translation of Jāmi‘ At-Tirmidhī”. Compiled by Mohammad Ibn ‘Eisā At-Tirmidhi et al. Darussalam. Nov, 2007. Volume 2, Hadith #749 (Daif), pg 186 (please refer to Comments)