Arafāt

, Volume 1

ʿArafāt (alternate spelling ʿArafa) is the name of the plain where the standing-vigil of Hajj (wuqūf al-ḥajj) takes place on the Day of ʿArafa, the ninth day of Dhūl- Ḥijja, and, by extension, the name of the greatest and indispensible pillar (rukn) of Hajj (q.v.), the standing itself. It is mentioned once in the Qurʾān…

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