Makkah Province
Islamic History

Mount Arafat - Makkah

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Description

Location

Mount Arafat is a hill located approximately 20 kilometers to the southeast of Mecca in Saudi Arabia. It is also known as Jabal Arafat or Jabalar-Rahmah in the Arabic language which means the ‘mountain of mercy’.

History and Customs

Historically, Mount Arafat is important to Muslims because this hill is where the Prophet (PBUH) stood when he gave Khutba e HajjadtulWIda, his Last Sermon and also the site where Adam and Hawa met up on Earth again after leaving heaven.

Mount Arafat is also important to Islam during the yearly Hajj, the holy ritual of pilgrimage. On the 9th day of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah, pilgrims leave Mina and travel to Mountain Arafat. Because of this, the day in question is branded as the Day of Arafat and the day is also the most important day of Hajj.

The ground surrounding the hill is called the Plain of Arafat. This is where the afternoon is spent on the day of Arafat. The ritual is an integral part of Hajj as Hajj is considered invalid without this part.

Structure

The mountain of Arafat is about 230 feet in height. The rock on the hill is granodiorite, which is an igneous rock similar to granite and composed mainly of feldspar, quartz, muscovite, and other minerals.

Location

Mount Arafat, Mecca Saudi Arabia

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Nature Lover

Nature Lover

10/07/2022 14:05

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A place of pilgrimage during hajj season for moslem from all around the world. Hot dry and barren as it is located near mecca in which the land is deserted and dull.
Ali Butt

Ali Butt

10/06/2022 06:00

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It has a lot of significance in Islamic History, but I had shear disappointment after seeing garbage there. In addition, the people with pathetic beliefs have written names all around even on the walking stones.
Intaniar Dinasti

Intaniar Dinasti

09/27/2022 07:46

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Unfortunatley I couldn't climb to the top due to a shor time I had, but if you need to buy gifts to your family, buy at this place, way cheaper than the other place.
Khalil Wadkar

Khalil Wadkar

09/08/2022 06:07

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Jabal Arafat, which means the “Mountain of Mercy.” Also known as Jabal ar-Rahmah, Mount Arafat is located in the southeast of Makkah, Saudi Arabia. On the 9th of Dhul Hajj, Muslim pilgrims leave Mina for Mount Arafat, where they stand and perform a contemplative vigil and recite the Holy Quran. Mount Arafat is where the beloved Prophet Muhammad PBUH delivered the last sermon to the Muslims who accompanied him for Hajj towards the end of his life. Mount Arafat is located about 20 kilometres in the southeast of Makkah, Saudi Arabia. To be exact, it is situated between T On Mount Arafat, Muslim pilgrims spend their day making Dua. They combine the Zuhr and Asr prayers and stand until sunset, facing the Qibla, seeking forgiveness and requesting Allah SWT to shower his blessings over them.
O K

O K

07/14/2022 10:36

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It's the greatest pillar of Hajj obligation, if you were present for even one minute before the sunset of the day of Arafat which is the 9th. day of Dhul-Hijja month every year by the Hijrian calendar, congratulations you are considered a pilgrim. Millions of Muslims every year come to this sacred mount and area praying to Allah to forgive them and remove all their previous sins.
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