The day of Arrafa

Today is the 9th of ( thu al-heiia – the month number 12 according to Islamic calender ) which known as ” Arrafa day ” followed by Eid al-adh-ha the 10th day of the month..

I’m too late 😥 

i’m supposed to post it yesterday at least! i’ll give you the gist about this day 🙂

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during this month, around 4 days Muslims come from all over the world ( who can only ) to Makkah to do al-hajj ( pilgrimage )

this year 1432/2011 the Muslims who came from other countries ( I mean without counting Saudis ) are 1,828,195 Muslims with 183 nationalities..

Arrfa came from Arrafat ( it is a hill  called Jabal Al Rahmah – The Hill of Forgiveness, Mount Arafat in Makkah, where pilgrims stay, pray, supplications,recite the Qur’an, thank God for everything, ask God for forgiveness…….etc )

Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, said: “There is no day when Allah sets free more slaves from Hell than the Day of ‘Arafah”

so, most of Muslims today are fasting, because one day can free us from the hell and all of the sins will be erased from last year, this year and next year.

in 10th/ 11th of Hijjra ( Islamic calender ) in Arrafa day, prophet Mohammed peace be upon him said the last sermon/ the farewell sermon ( we call it: khotbat al-wada’a )
and because prophet Mohammed didn’t say it for Muslims only, he said it to all people Muslims and non-Muslims, I decided to share it with you

Every time i hear it from someone or read it , it makes me cry.. and you’ll know why through reading his words…

THE LAST SERMON OF THE HOLY PROPHET OF ISLAM

(Peace and Love of Allah may eternally descend upon Him and His Pious Family and Companions)

“All praise is due to Allah, so we praise Him, and seek His pardon and we
turn to Him. We seek refuge with Allah from the evils of ourselves and
from the evil consequences of our deeds. Whom Allah guides aright there is
none to lead him astray; and there is none to guide him aright whom Allah
leads astray. I bear witness that there is no God but Allah, the One,
having no partner with Him. His is the sovereignty and to Him is due all
praise. He grants life and causes death and is Powerful over everything.
There is no God but Allah, the One; He fulfilled His promise and granted
victory to His bondsman, and He alone routed the confederates (of the
enemies of Islam).

O’ People! Listen to my words, for I do not know whether we shall ever
meet again and perform Hajj after this year. O’ Ye people! Allah says, O’
people We created you from one male and one female and made you into
tribes and nations, so as to be known to one another. Verily in the sight
of Allah, the most honoured amongst you is the one who is most
God-fearing. There is no superiority for an Arab over a non-Arab and for a
non-Arab over an Arab, nor for the white over the black nor for the black
over the white except in God-conciousness.

All mankind is the progeny of Adam and Adam was fashioned out of clay.
Behold; every claim of privilage whether that of blood or property, is
under my heels except that of the custody of the Ka’bah and supplying of
water to the pilgrims, O’ people of Quraish, don’t appear (on the Day of
Judgement) with the burden of this world around your necks, whereas other
people may appear (before the Lord) with the rewards of the hereafter. In
that case I shall avail you naught against Allah.

Behold! All practice of the days of ignorance are now under my feet. The
blood revenges of the days of ignorance are remitted. The first claim on
blood I abolish is that of Ibn Rabiah bin Harith who was nursed in the
tribe of Sa’ad and whom the Hudhayls killed. All interest and usurious
dues accruing from the times of ignorance stand wiped out. And the first
amount of interest that I remit is that which Abbas ibn Abd-al Muttalib
had to receive. Verily it is remitted entirely.

O’ people! Verily yor blood, your property and your honour are sacred and
inviolable until you appear before your Lord, as the sacred inviolability
of this day of yours, this month of yours and this very town (of yours).
Verily you will soon meet your Lord and you will be held answerable for
your actions.

O’ people! Verily you have got certain rights over your women and your
women have certain rights over you. It is your right upon them to honour
their conjugal rights, and not to commit acts of impropriety, which if
they do, you are authorised by Allah to separate them from your beds amd
chastise them, but not severely, and if they refrain, then clothe and feed
them properly.

Behold! It is not permissible for a woman to give anything from the wealth
of her husband to anyone but with his consent.

Treat the women kindly, since they are your helpers and not in a position
to manage their affairs themselves. Fear Allah concerning women, for
verily you have taken them on the security of Allah and have made their
persons lawful unto you by words of Allah.

O’ people! Allah, the Mighty and Exalted, has ordained to every one his
due share (of inheritance). Hence there is no need (of special) testament
for an heir (departing from the rules laid down by the Shari’ah).

The child belongs to the marriage-bed and the violator of wedlock shall be
stoned. And Reckoning of their (deeds) rests with Allah.

He who attributes his ancestry to other than his father or claims his
clientship to other than his master, the curse of Allah is upon him.

All depts must be repaid, all borrowed property must be returned, gifts
should be reciprocated and a surety must make good the loss to the assured.

Beware! No one committing a crime is responsible for it but himself.
Neither the child is responsible for the crime of his father, nor the
father is responsible for the crime of his child.

Nothing of his brother is lawful for a Muslim except what he himself gives
willingly. So do not wrong yourselves.

O’ People! Every Muslim is the brother of every other Muslim, and all the
Muslims form one brotherhood. And your slaves; see that you feed them with
such food as you eat yourselves, and clothe them with the clothes that you
yourselves wear.

Take heed not to go astray after me and strike one another’s necks. He who
(amongst you) has any trust with him, he must return it to its owner.

O’ people! Listen and obey, though a mangled Abyssinian slave is appointed
your Amir, provided he executes (the Ordinance of) the Book of Allah among
you.

O’ people! No Prophet would be raised after me and no new Ummah (would be
formed) after you.

Verily I have left amongst you that which will never lead you astray, the
Book of Allah, which if you hold fast you shall never go astray.

And beware of transgressing the limits set in the matters of religion, for
it is transgression of (the proper bounds of) religion that brought
destruction to many people before you.

Verily, the satan is disappointed at ever being worshipped in this land of
yours, but he will be pleased by obedience in anything (short of worship
that is) in matters you may be disposed to think insignificant, so beware
of him in your matters of religion.

Behold! Worship your Lord; offer prayers five times a day; observe fast in
the month of Ramadhaan; pay readily the Zakat (poor due) on your property;
and perform pilgrimage to the House of God and obey your rulers and you
will be admitted to the Paradise of your Lord.

Let him that is present, convey it unto him who is absent, for many people
to whom the message is conveyed may be more mindful of it than the
audience.

And if you were asked about me, what would you say?”

They answered, “We bear witness that you have conveyed the trust (of
religion) and discharged your ministry of Prophethood and looked to our
welfare.”

Thereupon Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) lifted his forefinger
towards the sky and then pointing towards people said:

“O’ Lord: Bear Thou witness unto it.

O’ Lord: Bear Thou witness unto it.”
(Khutbat-ul-Hajjatul Wida, Seerat Ibne Hesham)
Source: http://www.inter-islam.org/condex.htm

I guess now you know that:

1 – killing for no reason is prohibited.

2- Muslims are all brothers & sisters.. Arabs are not better than non-Arabs, white are not better that black…etc.

3- Treating women very well is a must.

4- we will never get lost cause we have the Holy Qura’an and prophet’s sunnah/ hadeeth..

Here is a link for an Islamic channel may help more click here

Happy Eid al-adh-ha to all Muslims 🙂

don’t forget to pray to all Muslims including me to do al-hajj next year insha’a Allah 😀

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