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VIRTUAL EXPLAINER: What’s the significance of the Day of Arafat?

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The Day of Arafah is an Islamic holiday that falls on the 9th day of Dhu al-Hijjah of the lunar Islamic Calendar and marks the second day of the Hajj pilgrimage.

At dawn, Muslim pilgrims will make their way from Mina to a nearby hillside and plain called Mount Arafat and spend the day in prayers and supplications.

It was at Mt. Arafat that Islam’s Prophet Mohammed gave one of his last sermons in the final year of his life.