The Day of ‘Arafah and the Best Days of This Dunyā – Abu Fuḍayl ‘Abdur Raqīb

Abu Fuḍayl ‘Abdur Raqīb

All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of all creation—and may He extol the Messenger in the highest company of Angels, and grant him peace and security—likewise to his family, Companions, and true followers.

[14/06/2024] The Day of ‘Arafah and the Best Days of This Dunyā – Abu Fuḍayl ‘Abdur Raqīb حفظه الله. Khuṭbah at Masjid As-Sunnah An-Nabawiyyah, Aston, Birmingham, UK.

Some points discussed during this Khuṭbah:

– Importance of thanking and praising Allāh for these blessed days.
– The most excellent days of the world are the 10 days of Dhul Ḥijjah.
– These are virtuous days and are distinguished due to the gathering of monumental acts of worship within these days – Prayer, Charity, Fasting, and the performance of Ḥajj.
– Glorification of Allāh much during these days with examples of the Salaf glorifying Allāh, and encouraging the people with the takbeerāt.
– The necessity of making plentiful acts of worship such as: Dhikr, Reciting Qur’ān with reflection, plentiful Du’ā, Sujood, making Istighfār including the obligatory and supplementing it with the nawāfil as the rewards for this is great in these days.
– Explanation of the appointed days: 10, 11, 12, 13, 14.
– Abandoned sunnah of raising voices with the takbeerāt.

The Significance and Virtues of the Day of ‘Arafah:
* For the pilgrims: Allah boasts to the Angels regarding His slaves and asks regarding that which they seek.
* For the non-pilgrims who fast, there is forgiveness of sins from the past year and the year to come.
* It is a day of ‘Eid as mentioned in a narration of ‘Umar Ibn al-Khaṭtāb رضي الله عنه.
* Allāh perfected the deen.
* Allāh took a covenant from all of mankind that He is the Lord and He is to be worshipped alone.
* Allāh frees individuals from the fire.

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