Du’a: During the Hajj

We all know that the Hajj is one of the most blessed times to make du’a. But there are some occasions during the Hajj that are mentioned specifically in hadith as special times to make du’a.

It is narrated in Sahih Muslim that the Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, would make long du’as at Safa and Marwa, so the Muslim who is eager to follow the Sunnah of our blessed Prophet peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, should be sure to make long du’as there.

It is also narrated in Sahih al-Bukhari that the Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, would stone the small Jamarah (one of the three pillars that is stoned in the last three days of Hajj), then face the qiblah, raise his hands, and make du’a for a long time. He would then stone the middle Jamarah and do the same. When he stoned the large Jamarah, he would depart without making any du’a.

Du’a on the Day of Arafah is of even greater importance. The Day of Arafah is the essence and pinnacle of Hajj. On this great and momentous day, when millions of worshippers gather together at one plain, from every single corner of the globe, with only one purpose in mind – to respond to the call of their Creator. During this blessed day, Allah does not refuse the requests of His worshippers.

‘Amr ibn al-As narrated that the Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, said:

“The best of all dua’s is the one given on the Day of Arafah, and the best statement that I or any of the prophets before me have said is: ‘There is no deity worthy of worship, He is One, and He has no Partners. To Him belongs the Dominion, to Him is given all Praise, and He is aware of all things. (La ilaha illal-lah wahdahu la sharika lahu, lahu-l-mulk wa lahu-l-hamd wa huwa ‘ala kulli shai’in qadir)” (Recorded in al-Tirmidhi)

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