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Dua Arafah & Eid Al-Adha Prayers at ICEL
· Reciting Arafah Du’a on Tuesday the 15th of October 2013, following Noon prayer @ 2 PM.
· Eid Al-Adha (Eid-e Ghorban) Congregational Prayer on Wednesday the 16th of October 2013 @ 9 AM.
· THOUGHT FORUM is will be held on Friday the 18th October 2013.
Islamic Centre of England
140 Maida Vale
Tel. 020 7604 5500
The Day of Arafah
The ninth day of Dhul Hijjah is the day of `Arafah. It is the day when Hajj pilgrims stand on the plain of `Arafat` (a flat wide desert about 22 km south east of Makkah Mukarramah) to pray.
`Arafat literally means knowledge and science.
1- `Arafat represents the beginning of man`s creation, our forefather Hazrat-e Adam. It was the Devil (shaytan) who misled our forefather and caused the downfall of Hazrat-e Adam and Haw`a. For years, they were separated from each other having descended at different places. It was in `Arafat` that they met again. It was in a small rocky hill of Jabal al-Rahma (Mount of Mercy) in the center of `Arafat` that their sins were forgiven by Allah.
2- The devotional aspects of the gathering at Arafat is a `devotional act meant to bring to mind the ultimate gathering on Resurrection Day, when every soul will await God`s judgment.`
The Martyrdom Anniversary of Hazrat Muslim Ibn Aqeel (A.S.)
The ninth day of Dhul Hijjah, is also the martyrdom anniversary of Hazrat Muslim Ibn Aqeel.