Fawaid: Recommended Recitation for the Day of Arafah – 9th Zulhijjah

Kanzul NajahExtracts from Shaykh Abdul Hamid bin Muhammad Ali Quds Al-Makkiy Ash-Shaf’iy’s Kanz an-Najah wa as-Surur (Treasures of Success and Felicity)

It is mentioned in hadith from Ibnu Abbas that the one who recites “Qul huwa Allahu Ahad” (i.e. the whole of Surah al-Ikhlas) a thousand times on the Day of Arafah will be given what he asks for.

It is also mentioned in a hadith that the best doa to recite on the Day of Arafah is:

لاَ إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ ، لَهُ المُلْكُ ، وَلَهُ الحَمْدُ ، وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ

Transliteration: La ilaha illallah, wah-dahu laa sharika lah, lahul-mul-ku wa la-hul hamdu, wa huwa ‘ala kulli shay-in qadir.’

Meaning: There is none worthy of worship but Allah alone without any partner. Belonging to Him is the Kingdom and belonging to Him is praise, and He has power over all things.

Likewise, the pious predecessors encourage reciting the above doa or zikir at least thousand times on the Day of Arafah.

A pdf file setting out a more complete azkar for the Day of Arafah compiled by Al-Arif Billah Al-Allamah Al-Habib Muhammad bin Abdullah Al-Haddar can be downloaded here.


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