The day of Arafah is one of the most sacred days of the Islamic Calendar. On
this day Allah invites his servants towards his worship and obedience, and
spreads his bounties and blessings. Imam Zaynul Abidin (as) says about this
great day: "O God, this is the day of Arafah a day which you have made noble,
given honor and magnified within it. You have spread your mercy, showed kindness
through your pardon, made plentiful your giving and by it you have been gracious
towards your servants." (Sahifa as-Sajjadiyyah, Du'a no. 47)
It is also narrated that once Imam saw a man begging from people on the day of
Arafah. & said "Woe unto you that on a day like this you are asking from
other than God. This is a day when the mercy and grace of Allah reaches (even)
the fetus in the womb."
Complete Rituals | Day of Arafat
1- Ghusl /bath.
2- Recite Imam Hussein (as) Arafat supplication
3- Recite a 2 units prayer after As’r prayers as under:
In the first unit, after the recitation of Soorah Al Faatih’ah, recite Soorah Al
Ikhlaas. In the second unit, after recitation of Soorah Al Faatih’ah, recite
Soorah Al Kaafiroon.
4- Recite a 4 units prayer in 2 sets of 2 units each as follows: In every unit,
after the recitation of Soorah Al Faatih’ah, recite Soorah Al Ikhlaas 50 times.
5- Recite Special Ziarat of Imam Hussein (a.s.)
6- Recite Imam Zain ul abidin (as) Arafat supplication 47 from Sahifa as-Sajjadiyyah
7- Asharaat Supplication & Third Ziarat Jamea
Recite the following i - ix which the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him and his
household) used to recite:-
Glory be to He whose Arsh is in the heavens!
Glory be to He whose Will operates in the earth!
Glory be to He who examines (the dead) in the graves!
Glory be to He who surfaced a path over the ocean!
Glory be to He who has the total control over the Fire!
Glory be to He who surrounds the Paradise with (His) mercy!
Glory be to He who will do justice on the Day of Judgement!
Glory be to He who raised the sky!
Glory be to He who spread the earth!
Glory be to He from whom there is no running away unless (one takes refuge) with
(ii) Say 100 times:
Glory be to Allah. (All) praise be to Allah. There is no god save Allah.
Allah is the Greatest
(iii) Recite Soorah Al Ikhlaas 100 times.
(iv) Recite Aayaat ul Kursee 100 times.
(v) Recite Salawaat 100 times
(vi) Say 100 times:
There is no god save Allah, the Only One. He has no partner. Sovereignty
belongs to Him. (All) Praise belongs to Him. He gives life, puts to death, makes
dead, and brings to life. He is Ever- Alive, never non-existent, in His hand is
the good. He is able to do all things.
(vii) Say 10 times:
I ask forgiveness of Allah. There is no god save He, the Ever-Alive Eternal;
and unto Him I turn repentant.
viii) Say 10 times:
O Creator of the heavens and the earth.
O Owner of might and majesty.
O Ever-Alive! O Eternal!
O Giver! O Bestower!
O “There is no god save Thou”!
So be it
O Allah I beseech Thee. O He who is nearer than my jugular vein. O He who
intervenes between the body and the soul. O He who is in the heavenly heights;
and true horizons. O He who is Beneficent on the established A’rsh. O He like
unto whom there is nothing and He is Hearing, Seeing. I ask Thee to send
blessing on Mohammad and on the children of Mohammad.
9. Imam Jaafar As Sadiq (A.S.) had advised to recite the following Salawaat:
O Allah! O the Most Generous who gives more than all the givers! O the Best
(eternally) Besought of all those who are beseeched! O the Most Merciful of all
the merciful! O Allah send blessing on Mohammad and on his children in the
earlier times, and send blessings on Mohammad and on his children in the later
times, send blessings on Mohammad and on his children, (in the midst of those)
living in a satisfying state of the highest degree, send blessings on Mohammad
and on his children in the midst of the Messengers.
O Allah give to Mohammad and his children (all) rights of being “the means of
approach” (unto Thee), and abundant merits, distinctions, high ranks, and most
O Allah I have accepted the “truth of Mohammad” (Allah’s blessings be on him and
on his children), though I have not met him, therefore let it not be that I am
deprived of his vision on the Day of Judgment, and let my life (in the Hereafter
be spent in his company, make me follow his creed, let me quench my thirst from
his cistern (Kawthar), thoroughly, in plenty, gliding the wholesome water
pleasantly down the throat, never ever to be thirsty again,
Verily, Thou art able to do all things. O Allah I have accepted the “truth of
Mohammad” (Allah’s blessings on him and on his children), though I have not met
him, therefore, let me remain aware of his true aspects in the Paradise. O Allah
convey to Mohammad (Allah’s blessings be on him and on his children) my much
compliments and salutations.
10. Recite Supplication: “ALLAAHUMMA MAN TA—A’BBA—A WA TAHAYYAA”.
11. Recite Supplication: Ya shahida Kulle Najwa
12. Recite Supplication: “Umme Dawood”.
14. Recite the 4 “Tasbihaat” (each in 10 sections)
15. Muslim bin Aqil's (attempted) rising in Kufa was on Tuesday, 8th of Dhu al-Hijja
in the year 60 A.H. (680). He, May God have mercy on him, was killed on
Wednesday, 9th of Dhu al-Hijja, on the Day of Arafah
16. Recite the following supplications just before sunset:
O my Lord, my sins do not harm You
nor will Your forgiveness to me reduce Your Grandeur.
So, (please do) grant me that which does not reduce Your Grandeur
and forgive me that which does not harm You.
O Lord-Sustainer! Apparently my wrongdoings do not undermine Thy authority,
Certainly there will be no decrease in Thy possessions if I am forgiven. So give
me free gifts as (no amount of giving) dwindles Thy stock, and forgive me as
(forgiveness) does not put Thee to any loss.)
O Allah, (please) do not deprive me of the good that You have because of the
evil that I have.
If You do not have mercy upon me due to my fatigue and tiredness,
(please) then do not deprive me of the reward of those whom are afflicted with
O Allah , do not deprive me of the good which flows from Thee on account of the
evil which preys upon me. If Thou does not take into consideration my troubles
and depressions, for having mercy on me, then do not stop me from getting the
recompense of bearing up the hardships I underwent.)