A Blog by the Editor of The Middle East Journal

Putting Middle Eastern Events in Cultural and Historical Context

Thursday, October 25, 2012

The Day of ‘Arafat

Today is the Day of ‘Arafat, when the pilgrims camp on the plain at the foot of Mount ‘Arafat near Mecca (a light rail system runs there now), to commemorate the Prophet's "Farewell Sermon" at that place on his last pilgrimage to Mecca. It is considered an essential part of the Hajj.

This evening, as the pilgrims leave ‘Arafat, the ‘Eid al-‘Adha begins.

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