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The Second Virtue of the Day of Arafah

Sheikh Hany Hilmy
Wednesday, 03 December 2008


The Second Virtue: It is the day where Allah made a covenant with Adam's breed

As narrated by Imam Ahmad Ibn Abbas May Allah bless them, that the prophet peace be upon him said: «Allah took the covenant from Adam's back, peace be upon him, in Numan -which means Arafat- and extracted out of his body all his breed. He spread them in His hands like dust. Then He said: {وَإِذْ أَخَذَ رَبُّكَ مِن بَنِي آدَمَ مِن ظُهُورِهِمْ ذُرِّيَّتَهُمْ وَأَشْهَدَهُمْ عَلَى أَنفُسِهِمْ أَلَسْتُ بِرَبِّكُمْ قَالُواْ بَلَى شَهِدْنَا أَن تَقُولُواْ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ إِنَّا كُنَّا عَنْ هَذَا غَافِلِينَ (172) أَوْ تَقُولُواْ إِنَّمَا أَشْرَكَ آبَاؤُنَا مِن قَبْلُ وَكُنَّا ذُرِّيَّةً مِّن بَعْدِهِمْ أَفَتُهْلِكُنَا بِمَا فَعَلَ الْمُبْطِلُونَ} {When thy Lord drew forth from the Children of Adam - from their loins - their descendants, and made them testify concerning themselves, (saying): "Am I not your Lord (who cherishes and sustains you)?"- They said: "Yea! We do testify!" (This), lest ye should say on the Day of Judgment: "Of this we were never mindful* Or lest ye should say: "Our fathers before us may have taken false gods, but we are (their) descendants after them: wilt Thou then destroy us because of the deeds of men who were futile?} [Al Araf: 172, 173]». [Narrated by Ahmad and classified as correct by Al Albani, Narrated by Annesaei too and Ibn Jarir and Ibn Hatim and Al Hakim in Al Mustadrak and said Sahih].

This is the story. This is the nature of all human beings. Does anyone of us remember how we were in the dust world and we each said yes. This is the nature that the prophet peace be upon him said: «Every new born is born on nature which is the Unitarian nature, his fathers made him Jewish or Christian or MAJOOSI» [Narrated by Al-Boukhary].

At the beginning, you were born pure. Your heart was filled with TAWHEED (worshiping Allah only). Your heart has the meaning of ‘there is no God but Allah'. All the creatures were born the same then pollution takes place because of the upbringing.

We were all born Muslims and Allah all Mighty blessed us with two merits nature and environment.

The Duty:
Shouldn't we thank Allah for embracing us with Islam?

Unfortunately this word "I love Islam" is only said by tongues and doesn't have a place in the heart as it should.

Do you really feel the greatness of Islam? And that without it you are lost?

If you really feel it then you will realize the greatness of that day when Allah gave you the right nature to guide you to the truth and to the right path.

Doesn't He deserve to be praised and thanked a lot?

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Source: Born on the Day of Arafah, written by Sheikh Hany Hilmy
To be Continued... The Third Virtue of the day of Arafah

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