Mount Arafat, Mecca

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Mount Arafat or Mount Arafah is a granite hill east of Makkah in the plain of Arafat. Arafat is a plain about 20km southeast of Makkah. Mount Arafat reaches about 70m in height and is also known as the Mount of Mercy . According to Islamic tradition, the hill is the place where the Islamic prophet Muhammed stood and delivered the Farewell Sermon to the Muslims who had accompanied him for the Hajj towards the end of his life. Muslims also say that it is also the place where the Adam and Eve landed on earth after falling from Heaven. It is the place where Adam was forgiven, hence it is also known as Jabl-ar-Rahmah . A pillar is erected to show the place where the aforementioned took place.
On the 9th of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah pilgrims go to Arafat from Mina, for the most important part of the Hajj. The Khutbah of Hajj is narrated and Zuhr prayer and Asr prayer are prayed together. The pilgrims spend the whole day on the mountain to supplicate to Allah to forgive their sins and to pray for personal strength in the future.
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  • i wish people had more respect when they visit such blessed lands. went for hajj 2018 and had the most amazing time. was opposite jabel rehma.  more »
  • We reached there early by bus and offered fajr there. After mid day, temperature reached about 42 however it followed by thunder and plenty of rain, Alhamdulillah!  more »
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  • Excellent service by Saudi authority of haj, awesome place, even you find hospitals and fire fighter station every were in Arafat ,cold drinking water and bathroom along with road, for transportation roads are very wide and metro train are there overall very good facility provided by haj ministry for lakhs of haj pilgrimage., Allah bless you all.According to Islamic tradition, the hill is the place where the Prophet Muhammad stood and delivered the Farewell Sermon to the Muslims who had accompanied him for the Hajj towards the end of his life.
  • Visiting this place gives you spiritual and mental satisfaction. It is the place where God had accepted the repentance of Adam AS and Hawa AS
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