💦💦💦💦💦 بِسم الله الرحمن الرحيم 💦💦💦💦
During these auspicious days of Dhul Haj, our hearts and thoughts are with those performing the Haj. They have left behind their worldly activities. They have left behind their normal lifestyle. They have turned to Allah ﷻ. They have responded to the call of Nabi Ibrahim Alayhis Salaam.
Allah ﷻ asked Nabi Ibrahim Alayhis Salaam to call out inviting everybody for the Haj and that people will respond by coming from every corner of the earth ‘in order that the benefit that they gain will be witnessed’ (Surah Haj v 26,27)
The culminating point for those performing Haj, is the time spent at Arafaat. Many will be making Dua as they enter the last phase of their Haj. During this time, whilst the pilgrims are at Arafaat, Allah ﷻ says to the angels: Look at my worshipping servants! Disheveled and dusty, he has come to Me from every deep valley. I make you witnesses that I have forgiven them.
And Iblees shrieks out loud and throws sand over his face for he has seen this. (Tafseer Mafatihul Ghayb)
In Surah Haj, Allah ﷻ spoke about the benefit that the pilgrims gain will be witnessed. We have now learnt that this benefit includes the special forgiveness from Allah ﷻ and this will be witnessed by the pure angels.
This is a great event and Allah ﷻ makes another mention about it in Surah Burooj: By the (day) that is attended by many; the (day) that is witnessed (Surah Burooj v 3)
RasoolAllah ﷺ said that the phrase, ‘By the (day) that is attended by many; the (day) that is witnessed‘ refers to the Day of Arafaat. (Tafseer Mafatihul Ghayb)
By Allah ﷻ mentioning the Day of Arafaat in the Quran, and by Him calling the angels to witness His special forgiveness on this day, we can easily understand that the Day of Arafaat is one of the great highlights in a Muslim’s calender.
مفتی محمد ارسلان ترکئی فاضل و متخصص فی الافتاء جامعہ فریدیہ اسلام آباد پاکستان