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.

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Location

Mount Arafat, Mecca Saudi Arabia

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Mohammed Pervez

Mohammed Pervez

06/27/2023 17:00

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Follow road number 79 for Arafat Mountain and Nermal masjid
Shaik Khader Hussain

Shaik Khader Hussain

12/12/2022 03:11

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The hill is the place where the Prophet Muhammad stood and delivered the Farewell Sermon, also known as the Khutbat al-Wada', to his Companions (Sahabah) who had accompanied him for the Hajj towards the end of his life.
Dr. Haaj

Dr. Haaj

11/25/2022 06:00

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The Prophet, may Allahs peace and blessings be upon him, did not command us to take this mountain or the pillar erected over it, in specific, as a place for prayer or supplication,and neither did the Companions after him do so.
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.
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