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Best Duas and Dhikr on Arafah

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The Day of Arafah is considered the most important day of the Hajj pilgrimage. What du’as and dhikr did the Prophet SAW and his companions say on this day?

The Day of Arafah is considered the most important day of the Hajj pilgrimage. It is a day when Allah frees more people from Hellfire than any other day of the year. (Sahih Muslim 1348)

What du’as did the Prophet ﷺ and his companions say on this day?

The Prophet Muhammad’s ﷺ du’a on Arafah

“The best supplication is the supplication on the Day of Arafah, and the best thing that I and the prophets before me said is: ‘There is no deity except Allah, alone, without partner. To Him belongs the dominion and all praise, and He is over all things competent.’”

لا إله إلا الله وحدهُ لا شريك لهُ ، لهُ الملكُ ولهُ الحمدُ وهو على كل شيء قدير.

La ilaha illallahu wahdahu la sharika lahu, lahul-mulku wa lahul-hamdu wa huwa ala kulli shay’in qadir. (Sunan al-Tirmidhi 3585)

This supplication is from the gifts of the Prophet ﷺ to this particular ummah.

Ali’s (rA) du’a on Arafah

“O Allah, free my neck from the fire, and expand for me, bestow upon me permissible sustenance, and keep away from me the wicked of jinn and mankind.”

اللَّهُمَّ أَعْتِقْ رَقَبَتِي مِنَ النَّارِ وَأَوْسَعْ لِي مِنَ الرزق الْحَلَالِ وَصْرِفْ عَنِّي فَسَقَةَ الْجِنِّ وَالْإِنسِ

Allahumma a’tiq raqabati min an-naar. Wa awsi’ li min ar-rizq al-halal. Wasrif ‘anni fasaqat al-jinn wal-ins. (Ibn Abi Dunya)

Abdullah ibn Umar’s (rA) du’a on Arafah

“Allah is the greatest. Allah is the greatest and to Allah all praises belong.”

اَللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ اللَّهُ أَكْبَرُ وَلِلَّهِ الْحَمْد

Allahu akbar, Allah akbar, wa lillah il-hamd

Abdullah ibn Umar (rA) repeatedly recited the takbir and praised Allah throughout the day, exemplifying the practice of renewing faith and commitment to Allah.

Then, he would say “Allahumma ahdini bilhuda, waqini bil taqwa, waghfir li fil aakhirati wal ula.”

He’d say this and then go quiet for about the time that it took one to say al-Fatiha; making personal du’as quietly. [Sharh Umdat al-Fiqh 3:509]

The day of Arafah is special, and there are many du’as you can fill your day with. We’ve compiled a full list of du’as from this year’s Dhul Hijjah series that is available for download.

To learn more about the du’as mentioned above, watch Dr. Omar Suleiman’s The Du’as of the Salaf on Arafah.