Arafah

Every moment of Arafah day, from the noon to the sunset, are as invaluable as an elixir

The auspicious month of Dhul-Hijjah is an important month and therefore, we should appreciate its value. Apart from the blessed Eid al-Ghadir and the auspicious Eid al-Adha, there is an important occasion in this month which is the occasion of Arafah. You should appreciate the Day of Arafah. On this day, we should prepare ourselves for entering the gate of humility before God. The Day of Arafah is a great day. Our hearts sometimes become dusty and tarnished. Supplication, humility, dhikr and reliance on God clear away this dust and rust. Certain days are excellent opportunities for clearing away this dust and rust- one of the best of which is the Day of Arafah. You should appreciate the value of the Day of Arafah. The hours from noon to the evening of Arafah Day are important hours. Each and every moment of these hours- like an elixir or remedy- are important. Therefore, we should not let these moments pass with ignorance.

One of the prayers that we should read on this day is the astonishing Dua of Imam Hussein (greetings be upon him) which is the manifestation of humility, dhikr and supplication before God. Another prayer is Imam Sajjad's (God's greetings be upon him) Dua in Sahifa al-Sajjadiyyah. You should read these prayers in a deep and deliberate manner because this is your provision for the path to the hereafter.

Imam Khamenei, Sep 16, 2015 

The day of Arafa - which is a day for dua, repentance and attention to God - is in this ten-day period. The dua of the day of Arafa, which is full of love and enthusiasm and was recited by Imam Hussein (a.s.) during Arafat ceremonies, is indicative of the spirit of love and enthusiasm that followers of the Holy Prophet's (s.w.a.) household should have during such days. Appreciate these days. The opportunity is yours. Just as the opportunity for progress and blossoming and the opportunity for great political, revolutionary and social movements belong to you today, so the opportunity for paying attention to Allah the Exalted, remembering God and strengthening your relationship with God also belongs to you. The best means that can revive divine remembrance in our hearts is to stop committing sins, which is easier for you than old people. The hearts of you dear youth are enlightened and you have the potential. Ask Allah the Exalted for help. Appreciate your brilliant youth. Strengthen your relationship with God. And with all your heart and soul follow the glorious path that the Iranian nation has started and today you are at the peak of this movement

Nov 2, 2011

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