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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  • this is a mountain where when we go for the hajj major pilgrimage to pray for salvation of ones evil deeds and to pray for good things and to be pure in life and in purpose  more »
  • Hairy Arafat in which the biggest pilgrimage day is held every year on the ninth of the evil of the argument the people stand with Arafat from the dawn of that day until sundown and then turn to the hairy Muzdalifah
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  • Its one of the most historic places in makkah. Its lovely to visit and reminisce. If you don't mind the crowd, its nice to sit high on top and have a picnic.
  • The day of Arafah has many virtues, as was narrated in many Ahadith. Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her)  narrated that the Prophet (ﷺ) said: “There is no day in which Allah sets free more souls from the fire of hell than on the day of Arafat. And on that day Allah draws near to the earth and by way of exhibiting His Pride remarks to the angels, ‘What is the desire of these (servants of mine)?'” [Muslim
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