1 . This is the field (open
air ground) where the largest and the greatest gathering of Muslims takes
place every year on 9th of Zilhija (last month of islamic hijra calander).
It is called "WAQOOF -E- ARFAT" (stay
in Arfat). Muslims offer two combined prayers here under one Azan (Call
for Prayer) on Haj Day.The QASAR of (shortened )Zuhar
and Asar are offered here jointly just after concluding khtuba-e-haj.
If anybody does not attend the gathering of Arfat on 9th Zilhija, his
haj will not be considered valid. Haj is actually the name of Waqoof-e-Arfat
(stay in arfat on 9th zilhigah) as there is no substitute or penalty (DAAM)
If someone does not attend the stay of ARFAT on 9th of zilhija... Rest of
the elements of Haj are not so important as it is.
Fine ( daam ) may be given against other haj elements, if they are not performed
by a pilgrim but Waqoof-e-Arfat is essential
at every cost.
2 . As per Muslims beliefs,
Arfat will be the ground of accountability on the "Day of Judgement" and
every human being has to present himself before Almighty Allah with their
acts what they had done during his life.
3 . "Masjid-e-Nimra"----the
central mosque of Arfat and the famous historical "Mercy Mount" are also situated in this ground, where
the last historic sermon was delivered by Prophet Muhammad (S. A. W.).
4 . For the comfort of pilgrims
a number of trees have been planted in this ground which give shades to
thousands of faithful in hot weather during Haj Sermon
every year. Artificial light drizzle through fountains is showered
over pilgrims to minimize the temperature. Yellow coloured high polls pitched
to recognize the area of"Arfat". Excellent permanent arrangements of bathrooms
and water supply has been made for lacs of muslims during haj. It is really a great achievement of Saudi Government.
5 .A Pilgrim of haj must has to visit Arfat but for a pilgrim umra this visit is not required. However the pilgrims
of umra should try to visit this holy land of Arfat
just to see.. Taxis and coaches take pilgrims of umra
to show all places of ziara in makkah including Arfat. Taxis and coaches stop
here in the bottom of mercy mount and
let passengers to go outside.
2 . Now a days near about
72 steps are built to reach to the top of this mount. Pilgrim can easily
go up. Some people offer Nafil (Salat) here on the top but Saudi Government
forbids to do so and says that there is no proof that Prophet (S. A. W.)
and his companions ever offered any Nafil (Salat) here.
Me ,my daughter and wife on jabal-e-rahma in
3 . It is said that the Arfat
field will be the ground of accountability at the day of Judgement and the
balance of Almighty will be fixed at this mount. Pilgrims must not miss to
see this mount. It is really an exciting experience. From the top of this
mount, Arfat and "Masjid-e-Nimra"
is easily visible.
SEE VIDEO ---ARFAT/JABAL-E-RAHMAT
location of holy makkah munna muzdalfa and arfat
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