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As it was the day that Prophet Muhammad delivered his final sermon as he finished the Hajj toward the end of his life, Arafah (Arafat) day is important to Muslim pilgrims. It also celebrates the finality of Islam’s faith and divine revelation and is viewed as a day of forgiveness and repentance.

Learn more about the dates and significance of Arafat Day in Oman by reading further in this article.

Arafat Day 2023 date in Oman

Arafat falls on the ninth day of Dhul Hijjah (the month of Hajj) and on the second day of Hajj rituals. This year, Arafah day is expected to fall on 27 June 2023. Arafah Day takes place on the second day of the Hajj pilgrimage and is the day preceding the first day of the major Islamic Holiday of Eid al Adha.

Arafat Day 2023 public holiday in Oman

Arafat Day is a public holiday in Oman. Most public institutions, such as schools, businesses, and government bodies, will be expected to be closed that day to commemorate Arafat Day.

How is Arafat Day observed in Oman?

Muslims in Oman would fast on the Day of Arafah to observe Arafat Day and purify their spirits in anticipation of the eternal salvation of entering paradise. In addition, they would perform other good deeds like reciting the Quran, reading it, or simply listening to it. They would also refrain from engaging in harmful behaviours and avoid acting in an unfriendly manner, as well as recite holy prayers and duas to be absolved of their sins from the previous year and those of the upcoming year.

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