ARAFAT. the Plain of Arafat. The term Mount Arafat is sometimes applied to this entire area. It is an important place in Islam because during the Hajj, pilgrims spend the afternoon there on the ninth day of Dhu al-Hijjah (ذو الحجة). Failure to be present in the plain of Arafat on the required day invalidates the pilgrimage. Many pilgrims stay here all night in vigil. After Arafat, pilgrims of the Hajj head to Muzdalifa.

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Comments (7)

SYAMSUL HADI on November 15, 2009

padang arafah,tempat kita wukuf

kevin mcvay on November 16, 2009

thanks to SYAMSUL HADI, for the inspiring words god bless you and family salam

leo1383 on May 20, 2011

Like, very interesting view,greetings Leo

kevin mcvay on May 24, 2011


Thank you leo1383 for your visit and kind comments, you will always be welcome. greeting shalom57


haris_haddy on January 18, 2012

As salam alikum shalom57 wonderful photography & clear description even covering the historical importance of the place.... HATS OFF to you MAN..

kevin mcvay on January 18, 2012


Thank you haris_haddy for your visit I truly appreciate all of the wonderful compliments and feedback on this piece


Chris jW on May 10, 2012

Good photo, well done.

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