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The Day of ‘Arafah 2024: Observance and Significance in India

The Day of ‘Arafah is a significant event in the Islamic calendar, marking a day of great spiritual importance for Muslims around the world. In 2024, this day holds special relevance for the Muslim community in India.

Date and Time

In 2024, the Day of ‘Arafah will be observed on June 16th in India. This observance follows the lunar calendar and is the day before Eid al-Adha, also known as Bakrid. The exact timing begins at sundown on June 15th and ends at sundown on June 16th.

Historical Significance

The Day of ‘Arafah falls on the 9th day of the Islamic month of Dhul Hijjah and is the day when the Hajj pilgrims stand in prayer on the plain of Arafat near Mecca. It commemorates the finality of the religion of Islam and the revelation of the last verse of the Quran to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

Observance in India

While the Day of ‘Arafah is primarily associated with the pilgrims performing Hajj, Muslims around the world, including India, observe this day through fasting and prayers. It is believed that fasting on this day expiates the sins of the past and coming year.

The Day of ‘Arafah is a time for reflection, devotion, and seeking forgiveness. As the Muslim community in India prepares to observe this sacred day, it serves as a reminder of the unifying power of faith and the enduring message of peace and compassion in Islam.

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