Dua of Arafah
Dua of Arafah

Dua of Arafah in Arabic Text, Meaning, and Hadith

The day of Arafah is the ninth day of Dhul-Hijjah. It is one of the days that some of the scholars said was the best day out of these 10 days. Here is Dua of Arafah and things You need to know about this blessed day.


What is Arafat in Islam?

The ninth day of Dhul-Hijjah is known as the Day of Arafah. The greatest days of the entire Islamic year are the first 10 days of Dhul-Hijjah. There are no days bigger or more dear to Allah than these (first) ten days of Dhul-Hijjah.

Dua of Arafah In Arabic

The Dua for the day of Arafah is written in Arabic as

لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللهُ ، وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ ، لَهُ المُلكُ ، وَ لَهُ الحَمدُ ، وَ هُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيءٍ قَدِيرٌ


The dua is transliterated as La ilaha illallahu wahdahu la shareeka lah, lahul-mulku walahul-hamdu wahuwa ’ala kuli shay-in qadeer.


Dua of Arafat Meaning in English

The meaning of dua of arafat is There is no true God worthy of being worshipped except Allah, alone, without any partners. To Him belongs the Kingdom, and all-praise is due to Him, and He is able to do all things.

Dua of Arafah
Dua of Arafah

Dua of Arafah Hadith

The hadith is as follows:

‘Amr ibn Shu’ayb reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The best supplication is that which is made on the day of Arafat. The best of it is what was said by myself and the prophets before me: There is no God but Allah alone, without any partners, unto Him belong the dominion and all praise and He has power over all things.

Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 3585
Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Albani

Virtues Of Dua Of Arafah

The Prophet SAW said in a very powerful hadith that the best dua ever in the entire year is the dua that you will make on the day of Arafat.

And he said that the best dua that I and the previous Prophets before me said is

La ilaha illallahu wahdahu la shareeka lah, lahul-mulku walahul-hamdu wahuwa ’ala kuli shay-in qadeer.


Which means that,

There is no god except Allah alone, without any partner and that he is able to do all things and he’s the most powerful.

The reason why this is such a powerful dua is because this is literally the message of all of the prophets and the Prophet Muhammad SAW is emphasizing.


It is a dua as a calling because you call to the one Lord the one Creator.

Before you make your dua, you praise Him and you mention His attributes and you call to Him with yearning and this is why it is known as the best dua.

The best form of supplication that you spend your time in Arafat doing this the prophet SAW would actually say this dua every single day 100 times a day other than the day of Arafah.

He would say whoever says that this dua 100 times a day, it is a protection from him from Shaytaan for the rest of the day. So this is a powerful prayer.


Before you continue your personal prayers, the first thing that you should do is say this particular and increase as much as you can in sending salah and salaam upon the prophet SAW.

This is because the messenger of Allah SAW said that your dua is cut off if you don’t say salah and salaam upon the prophet.

Send peace and blessings upon the prophet until the end and then you mention your personal dua.

The more personalized you can make your dua on the day of Arafah the better it is.

You will find that on that day things and people come in your heart to make dua for you would have never realized and one of the recommendations I have for you is to write down and prepare some of the dua.

Some of the things that you’re going to ask for and to personalize it as much as possible.

Yes, there will be Masha Allah many people that can lead you in dua and maybe teach you how to make dua but the best form of dua is the dua that comes from your heart and goes to the Lord in the Heaven.

That is the best way and the best thing you can make dua for and that is what the prophet SAW spent his the day of Arafah which is the ninth day of the 10 days.

Prophet Muhammad, may peace be upon him told us, that is the best dua that you can possibly make the best dua is the dua people make on the day of Arafah and the best dua that people made the Prophets before Rasulullah including the Rasulullah is that they used to say,

Dua of the day of Arafah

Easy! We all know that and we all have heard those words before.

So, committed; You’re sitting down and engaging yourself in memorizing this best dua from the best worships and these 10 days, getting knowledge…. searching for knowledge, learning your religion.

So as it relates to the dhikr, the day of Arafat is the best day to make duaa, and one of the reasons why some of the scholars said that Arafah is the best of these 10 days is because on this day as the Prophet (SAW) says,

there was no day that Allah frees people from the hellfire more than this day of Arafah.

So the dua is accepted.

  • Oh, Allah! forgive me,
  • Oh Allah! have mercy upon me,
  • Oh Allah! have … be pleased with me,
  • Oh Allah! guide my children,
  • Oh Allah! guide my son,
  • Oh Allah! guide my daughter,
  • Oh Allah! help us, help us in our marriage, help us in our job; whatever the case is.

So Allah answers dua on this particular day.

dua of arafah

What Does Allah do on the Day of Arafah?

Allah expresses His pride to His angels at the time of ‘Isha on the Day of ‘Arafah, about the people of ‘Arafah. He says, ‘Look at My slaves who have come unkempt and dusty.’

(Narrated by Ahmad and classed as sahih by al-Albani)

Fasting On The Day of Arafah Hadith

The Hadith of fasting on the day of Arafah is narrated by Imam Muslim (1162). The Hadith is,

Abu Qatadah (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) was asked about fasting on the day of ‘Arafah and he said: “It expiates for the past and coming years.


According to another report:

I ask Allah that it may expiate for (the sins of) the year that comes before it and the year that comes after it.

Fasting On The Day of Arafah Hadith

Virtues Of The Day of Arafah

  • Allah swears by these days in Quran, surah Fajr, chapter 87, verse 1-3.
  • The Prophet of Allah (saw) stated in reference to these verses,

The promised day is the Day of Resurrection, and the one witnessed is the Day of Arafah, and the witness is Friday. The sun does not rise or set upon a day that is more virtuous than it (i.e. the Day of Arafah)…’

  • It is a day of immense forgiveness
  • There is no day on which Allah (swt) frees people from the Fire more than on the Day of Arafah.
  • This is the most significant Hajj ritual, and without it, Hajj is said to be incomplete.
  • The day of Arafah is the day when the religion was perfected.
  • Shaitan will be furious and overcome on this beautiful day as he witnesses the instantaneous forgiveness of millions of pilgrims who have been lured to sin by him throughout their lives.
  • They will leave the Hajj as pure and sinless as newborn babies since all of their sins will have been entirely washed away.
What To Do On The Day Of Arafah

What To Do On The Day Of Arafah?

There are several things to do on the day of Arafah for those of us who are unable to perform the Hajj to benefit from this great day.

  1. Fasting

Abu Qatadah Al Ansari (RA) narrated the messenger of Allah SAW was about fasting on the day of Arafah, he replied, fasting on the day of Arafah is an expiation for the previous year and the following year.

  1. Make Fard (obligatory) Salah your top priority

Remember if you fix your salah, your salah will fix everything else for you.

  • Fixing salah can include making wudu excellently with full awareness of Allah.
  • Praying at the earliest time.
  • Not missing a single fard prayer.
  • Praying in congregation.
  • And praying with Khushu.

Allah says in the Quran,

Maintain with care the obligatory prayers and in particular, the middle prayer and stand before Allah devoutly obedient.

  1. Recite tahleel, takbeer, tahmeed and tasbeeh multiple times during the day.
  • Takbeer means Allahu Akbar
  • Tahmeed means Alhamdullilah
  • Tahleel means la Ilaha Ilallah and
  • Tasbeeh means Subhanallah

Allah says in the Quran in surah Al Hajj

That day may witness things that are of benefit to them and mention the name of Allah on appointed days over the beast of cattle that He has provided for them (for sacrifice).

Surah Hajj

So from the ninth to the thirteenth of the Hijja, it is recommended to recite takbirat e tashreeq. Starting from fajr on the ninth and after every fard salah thereafter.

Takbirat E Tashreeq is as follows Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, La Ilaha Ilallahu Wallaahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar Wa Lillaahi Hamd

It is translated as Allah is the Greatest, Allah is the Greatest, there is no deity besides Allah, Allah is the Greatest Allah and all praises are only for Allah.

  1. Make lots of du’a and ask for Allah’s forgiveness

Make a list of all the things you ever wanted for yourself, your family and even the Muslim ummah. Things that you want for this worldly life and the hereafter.

As you make your duas, take tiny glances on your piece of paper, that way you won’t miss out on any du’a while you lift your hands in front of Allah, asking him to fill them with His blessings.

The importance of making du’a, on the day of arafah can be gathered from this hadith,

Aisha Radiyallahu Anha reported the Messenger of Allah SAW said,

There is no day upon which Allah frees more of his servants from the hell fire than the day of Arafah. He draws near and then He praises them to the angels saying what do these want?

  1. Recite Quran abundantly

Let us not forget to dedicate some time reading the words of our Maker.

The prophet SAW said read the quran for verily it will come on the day of standing as an intercessor for its companions.

  1. Be extra nice to your parents

This suggestion is most likely the trickiest one for our younger muslims.

No matter how angry you are at your parents for any reason, make a promise to yourself that on the day of Arafah,

  • You will respect them,
  • Talk politely with them,
  • Never show any anger in front of them, Take extra care for them,
  • Say nice words, and
  • Smile at them.

It is narrated on the authority of the Abdullahi Ibn Mas’ood RA who observed I asked Allah’s Messenger SAW which deed was the best?

He replied, the prayer at his appointed time. I asked then what? He replied kindness to the parents, I asked then what? he replied earnest struggle in the cause of Allah.

I refrain from asking any more questions for fear of annoying him.

  1. Give charity

Spending in the way of Allah, is indeed of the most beloved acts of worship.

Charity doesn’t only mean you spend money on the poor rather start with the small stuff such as providing iftar to the people who are fasting helping, your mom in the kitchen easing the burden of work of friends and family.

May Allah accept our good deeds and grant us success.