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Hajj 2021: Arafat day sermon to be delivered in Hausa, 9 other languages

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Following the directive of the custodian of the two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaiziz al Saud, the general presidency for affairs of the grand Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque, the Arafat sermon will be translated in 10 languages, including Hausa.

In the year 2018 and 2019—1439H and 1440H, the sermon was translated into five languages- English, French, Indonesian, Urdu, and Persian.

In 2020—1441H Hajj, Al-Sudais has directed for an increase in the number of languages used in translating the sermon from five to ten.

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This year—1442H sermon will be translated in ten languages, which include English, Malay, Urdu, Persian, French, Chinese, Turkish, Russian, Hausa and Bengali.

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It will also be available on the Arafat Sermon App and on the Manarat Al-Haramain website.

On July 15, custodian of the two Holy Mosques King Salman has issued a royal order, assigning Sheikh Bandar Bin Abdulaziz Balila, imam and preacher of the grand Mosque, who is also a member of the council of senior scholars, to deliver the sermon on Arafat Day.

The day of Arafah is considered important by Muslims. It is also known as the “Day of Repentance”.

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It also holds great importance as the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) delivered his farewell sermon on the mount Arafat. Arafat Day comes on the day before the start of Eid al-Adha and marks the second day of Hajj.

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Arafat day falls on the ninth day of Zul-Hijjah according to the ‘hijri’ calendar(Islamic calendar).

The Hajj season begins on July 18. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, only 60,000 people from within the kingdom will perform Hajj this year.

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