Shia and fasting on the day of Arafah


for eg: see here

Now let’s see what the divinely guided saintly infallible Imams are afraid of & what type of excuses he had.

We read in Man la Yahduruhu al-Faqih volume 2 Page 88 Hadith # 1811 under the chapter of voluntary fasting and its rewards:

وعنه عن عمرو بن عثمان عن حنان بن سدير عن أبيهعن ابي جعفر عليه السلام قال: سألته عن صوم يوم عرفة فقلتجعلت فداك انهم يزعمون انه يعدل صوم سنة .قال: كان ابي عليه السلام لا يصومه .قلت: ولم ذاك ؟قال: ان يوم عرفة يوم دعاء ومسألة واتخوف ان يضعفني عنالدعاء واكره ان اصومه , واتخوف ان يكون عرفة يوم اضحى فليس بيوم صوم . قال مصنف هذا الكتاب رحمه الله -: إن العامة غير موفقين لفطر ولا أضحى و إنما كره عليه السلام صوم يوم عرفة لانه كان يكون يوم العيد في أكثر السنين(2) و تصديق ذلك:
1812 – ما قاله الصادق عليه السلام: ” لما قتل الحسين بن علي عليهما السلام أمر الله عزوجل ملكا فنادى أيتها الامة الظالمة القاتلة عترة نبيها لا وفقكم الله تعالى لصوم و لافطر (2) قال سلطان العلماء: ” الاشتباه وقع بين عرفة والعيد غضبا من الله تعالى على العامة وأكثر أيام عرفتهم يوم العيد في الواقع فافطر عليه السلام يوم عيدهم هربا من صوم العيد الواقعى وذلك لا ينافى استحباب صوم يوم عرفة الواقعى”. تهذيب الأحكام لشيخ الطائفة 4 / 299

1811 – Also from him, from ‘Amro bin ‘Uthman, from Hannan bin Sadeer, from his father, from Imam abu Ja’afar (as): I asked him about fasting the day of ‘Arafah: “May I be a sacrifice for you, they claim that fasting ‘Arafah is equal to fasting an entire year.” He said: “My father never fasted it.I said: “Why is that?” He said: “The day of ‘Arafah is a day of Du’ah(supplication) and a day of asking Allah for your needs and I Fear that if I fast then I would be too weak to make Du’ah so I hate to fast it, also I Fear that the day of ‘Arafah would be the day of ‘Eid al-Adha so it wouldn’t be acceptable to fast on it.

The compiler of this book may Allah have mercy on him said: The Sunnies are not able to know the day of Fitr or the day of Adha and he (as) hates fasting on this day of ‘Arafah because it was the day of ‘Eid in most years (2) and we read:

al-Sadiq (as) says: “When al-Hussein bin ‘Ali (as) was killed Allah ordered an Angel to shout: O you nation of oppressors and murderers of the family of the Prophet, may Allah fail you on the days of fasting and Fitr.

footnote (2): Sultan al-‘Ulema said: They confused the day of ‘Arafah and the day of ‘Eid as a result of Allah’s anger on the Sunnies, most of their days of ‘Arafah are actually days of ‘Eid, so he (as) did not fast on their day of ‘Eid because he avoided fasting on the true day of ‘Eid, this does not deny the merit of fasting the true day of ‘Arafah.”

Comment: Ok let’s comment on the main narration as I’ll avoid commenting on the rest of the hateful and evil material, So the infallible Imam did not fast on ‘Arafah because he Feared that if he fasted on this one day that he’d be too weak to make Du’ah to Allah, that is obviously the worst excuse I’ve ever heard to get out of fasting, I wonder how he spends his entire month of Ramadhan if he’s too weak to make Du’ah because of fasting on one day, then the Imam (fabricator of the Hadith) presents his second lame excuse in saying that he Fears that if he fasted on it that it might be on a day of ‘Eid, I say there is nothing to Fear, aren’t you the divinely guided infallible Imam? surely you must not be afraid of confusing ‘Eid with ‘Arafah… :p

Then the all merciful Allah becomes angry on the Sunnies and curses them for all eternity… hmmm… kind of reminds me of the story of the Jews who killed their prophets… Gee I wonder who fabricated this Hadith.


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5 responses to “Shia and fasting on the day of Arafah

  1. I wonder who are the writers of these fitnah forgetting that the immaculate, infallible Imams whom they try to insult are the direct progeny of Rasool e pak (saws) whose kalemah you also recite and these acts are just in admiration of those of whom one of them was a product of illegitimate liaison proved from the books of Ahle Sunnah . I don’t think they are unaware of the lineage of Khattab. As far as the character of the three of your revered sahabah , I recently posted backed by several references including your most respected book you value it to the next of Qora’an , how in the battle of Ohad the three ran away miles leaving the Prophet of Islam deeply hurt , fallen in a ditch and it was rumoured that he is no more alive and the runners came back out of fear only after three days when they came to know that Awnhazrat (s) in fact is well, alive and protected by the Feerless, Jarrar o Karrar H. Ali Ibne Abi Talib. La’an of Allah be on all those infidels who get pleasure in such blasphemies as in trying to tarnish the immaculate image of the Itrat e Rasool (saws) Such people should be shameful of such acts and I don’t think they have left any chance of their repentance

  2. Safana

    Shias don’t think Allah curses sunnies
    Just sayin

  3. hana

    49:11 …. 3:29
    Just clean ur own way to Allah!

  4. Ali

    Hope this sheds some light on ignorance: –

    Three books make a reference to such fast: Bihar al-Anwar (p. 123, Vol. 94), ‘Uyun Akhbar al-Rida (p. 36, Vol. 2), and ‘Ilal al-Sharai’ (p. 73, Vol. 2). These books cite a tradition narrated by Abu Abdullah Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq (as) in which the Imam (as) says, “The Messenger of Allah (S) appointed only (Imam) Ali (as) as his successor, while (Imam) Ali (as) assigned Imamate to both (his sons) al-Hassan and al-Husayn (as). When al-Hassan (as) was the Imam, a man entered on the day of Arafat and saw al-Hassan (as) eating his lunch while al-Husayn (as) was fasting.

    The same man came to see al-Husayn (as) when he became the Imam following the death of (Imam) al-Hassan (as), also on the Arafat day, and he saw him eating while his son (Imam) Ali son of al-Husayn (Zainul-’Abidin [as]) was fasting. The man (apparently quite confused) asked (Imam) al-Husayn (as), ‘Why is it that I visited al-Hassan (as) and found him eating while you yourself were fasting, and now I visit you and find you not fasting (while your son is)?!\’

    (Imam) al-Husayn (as) said, ‘Al-Hassan was then the Imam; he did not fast for fear his fast would be regarded as a Sunnah followed by people. When he died and I became the Imam, I did not want my fast to be regarded as a Sunnah so people would follow my example.\'” What Imam al-Husayn (as) meant was that to fast on the day of Arafat was very highly recommended but not obligatory. Had he (as) and his older brother al-Hassan (as) fasted it, people would have regarded its fast as an obligation rather than a highly recommended act of worship.

    Bihar al-Anwar and ‘Ilal al-Sharai’ cite al-Mutawakkil\’s son quoting al-Sa’d-Abadi quoting his father quoting Ibn Abu ‘Umayr saying that Abu Abdullah (Imam al-Sadiq [as]) said, “Fasting the 8th of Thul-Hijjah suffices to wipe out the sins committed in an entire year, and fasting the day of Arafat (the next day) suffices to atone for the sins committed in two years.”

    The best among Allah\’s creation, our master Muhammad (S), has described fast as the cure for the souls and the bodies, saying, “Fast so you may heal.” He has also revealed the fact that everything in this life has a purification (zakat), and that “Fast is the purification (zakat) of bodies,” as we are told on p. 59 of al-Saduq\’s Amali.

    A Muslim understands the fast to be the setting on equal footing between the poor and the rich before the Almighty, for if the rich desire something, they have the means to get it; therefore, the Almighty wished to establish equality among His servants and to let the rich taste the pain of hunger so that their hearts may be softened, and to thus make them compassionate towards the weak and the hungry.

  5. Khadija

    This assadiq you are referring to whom is Imam Sadiq (as) was the teacher ustadh of abu hanifa whom many follow I’m appalled at your lack of knowledge. First do some research and think about your words before providing rabish on your website. May Allah guide you before its too late

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