The day of Arafat is the holiest day in the Islamic calendar.
It falls on the 9th day of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah in the lunar Islamic calendar. It coincides with the second day of the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and is on the the day before the beginning of Eid ul-Adha, a Muslim celebration commemorating Ibraham’s devotion to Allah.
The day of Arafat is the day all of the Muslims on the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca gather at dawn on Mount Arafat.
According to the Muslim religion, Mount Arafat is the place where the prophet Muhammad gave one of his last famous sermons on Islam and Allah.
After the Day of Arafat comes the beginning of Eid ul-Adha.
Just when Ibrahim was about to kill his son Ishmael upon Allah’s command, God put a sheep in his place.
Muslims use Eid ul-Adha to celebrate Ibrahim’s complete obedience to the will of God and is a reminder of their own willingness to sacrifice anything to follow God.
This holy festival also marks the end of the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia.
Two million Muslims from around the world gather at Mount Arafat for the peak of the hajj pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia