Born on the Day of Arafah
Arafah from Noon to Maghrib
Sheikh Hany Hilmy
Saturday, 06 December 2008
It is time for Noon prayer.. You will first perform the Sunnah by praying four Raka'as before the ritual then another four Raka'as after it to protect you from hellfire. «من صلى قبل الظهر أربعا، وبعدها أربعا، حرمه الله على النار» «Whoever prays four before noon and four after will never burn in hellfire» [Classified as sahih by Al Albani in Sahih Al Jame'e].
Then after that you finish your invocation by supplications as well as remembrances such as praising, glorifying and magnifying Allah. Keep your tongue active with Allah's remembrances. The prophet peace be upon him said: «خير الدعاء دعاء يوم عرفة، وخير ما قلت أنا والنبيون من قبلي لا إله إلا الله وحده لا شريك له، له الملك وله الحمد وهو على كل شيء قدير» «The best supplication is on the Day of Arafat and the best supplication said by me and the prophets before me: There is no God but Allah alone, He has no partner. To Allah is the dominion, and to Him is the praise and He is Capable of all things» [Narrated by At-Termedhei and classified as sahih by Al Albani].
Repeating this supplication ten times earns you freedom from hellfire. Even more if it's said a hundred time,
1/it will be like freeing ten necks from hellfire,
2/getting one hundred rewards,
3/one hundred bad deeds will be erased
4/it will be a protection for from Satan.
5/The last virtue of this remembrance: he will have the highest reward ever except for another man exceeding him in the number of remembrances.
The prophet peace be upon him said: «من قال: لا إله إلا الله، وحده لا شريك له، له الملك وله الحمد، وهو على كل شيء قدير. في يوم مائة مرة، كانت له عدل عشر رقاب، وكتبت له مائة حسنة، ومحيت عنه مائة سيئة، وكانت له حرزا من الشيطان يومه ذلك حتى يمسي، ولم يأت أحد بأفضل مما جاء به، إلا أحد عمل أكثر من ذلك» «Whoever says There is no God but Allah alone, He has no partner. To Allah is the dominion, and to Him is the praise and He is Capable of all things one hundred times a day equals for him ten necks and accounted for him one hundred reward and deletes one hundred bad deed and was for him as a protection from Satan until the evening and no one will do better than him at that day except for someone who say more than him» [Narrated by Al-Boukhari & Muslim].
Devote a special time for saying this supplication repeatedly.. Make sure your remembrances are a blend between asking Allah forgiveness, and praying upon the prophet peace be upon him.
Remember to say the two loved words by The Most Merciful: ‘Glory be to Allah and praise be to Him'.
This remembrance helps achieving the meaning of humility, humbleness and modesty. It encloses also the meaning of love and glorification. Glory be to Allah has the feeling of humbleness.. it emphasizes that you feel how Allah is complete and how you are not. When you say Praise be to Allah resembles your feeling that Allah is the master of booties and that you love Him. How not to love Him.. He owns all the bounties given to you. Whatever I own is only from You. So praise be all to You.. Allah is the Greatest and He has all attributes of glorification. Glory be to Allah and praise be to Him.
Humbleness, humility, modesty and glorification are all meanings of worshiping.
From afternoon to Maghrib, you will finish the Holy Quran and your invocations. You will sit to supplicate for an hour or forty five minutes. Spend half an hour in supplication and feel that you are standing on Mount Arafat.