Dhu al-Hijjah (ذو الحجة)

  • Meaning: Dhul-Qi’dah means “the one of sitting,” and Dhul-Hijjah means “the one of pilgrimage.”
  • Purpose: These two months are significant due to the Hajj pilgrimage, which takes place during Dhul-Hijjah. Muslims around the world fast on the 9th day of Dhul-Hijjah, known as the Day of Arafat, while pilgrims at Hajj stand in prayer and supplication at Mount Arafat.
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