Mount Arafat, Mecca

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Mount Arafat (Arabic: جَبَل عَرَفَات‎ transliterated Jabal ʿArafāt) is a granite hill about 20 km (12 mi) east of central Mecca in the plain of Arafat in the Hejaz, Saudi Arabia. Mount Arafat reaches about 70 m (230 ft) in height, and is also known as the "Mount of Mercy" (Arabic: جَبَل ٱلرَّحْمَة‎, romanized: Jabal Ar-Raḥmah). According to some Islamic tradition, the hill is the place where the Prophet Muhammad stood and delivered the Farewell Sermon to the Muslims who had accompanied him for the Hajj towards the end of his life. Muslims also say that it is also the place where Adam and Hawa reunited on Earth after falling from Heaven, and where Adam was forgiven, hence it is known as the "Mount of Mercy". A pillar is erected to show the place where the aforementioned took place.


On the 9th of the month of Dhu al-Hijjah pilgrims go to Arafat from Mina, for the most important part of the Hajj. The Khutbah of Hajj is narrated and Zuhr and Asr prayers are prayed together. The pilgrims spend the whole day on the mountain to supplicate to Allah to forgive their sins and to pray for personal strength in the future.
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  • g place. blessed are the one who are invited to be present there and hope to visit again. we could not climb the hill but mad our duas from a distance. many make the mistake of facing the hill and....  more »
  • It’s was an memorable experience, very busy, very warm, friendly people, clean, hajj ministry has made it much easier for people,  more »
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  • Excellent service by Saudi authority of haj, awesome place, even you find hospitals and fire fighter station every were in Arafat ,cold drinking water and bathroom along with road, for transportation roads are very wide and metro train are there overall very good facility provided by haj ministry for lakhs of haj pilgrimage., Allah bless you all.According to Islamic tradition, the hill is the place where the Prophet Muhammad stood and delivered the Farewell Sermon to the Muslims who had accompanied him for the Hajj towards the end of his life.
  • Visiting this place gives you spiritual and mental satisfaction. It is the place where God had accepted the repentance of Adam AS and Hawa AS

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