August 20 – Araf’s Day
Today is the ninth day of the month of Dhul-Hijjah – Araf’s Day, the most important of the days. For the performance of good deeds on this day the reward is increased many times. Indeed, no one except Allah knows its true magnitude. Equally, as well as the amount of retribution for sins this day increases by several times. This day can not be missed without benefit and in waste of time. On the day of Araf it is recommended to fast, to do more dua and ask for forgiveness.
The Prophet Muhammad (may the Most High bless him and greet him) said: “Fasting a day ‘Arafah [on the 9th day of the month of Zul-Hijj] promotes the forgiveness of sins for the past and the present year.”