Virtues of Fasting on the Day of Arafah
Abu Qatada (Allah be pleased with him) related that the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace be upon him, his family, and companions) said, “Fasting the Day of `Arafah [9th of Dhul-Hijjah] expiates for two years, one prior and one forthcoming. And fasting the Day of `Ashura [10th of Muharram] expiates for the past year.”
[Reported by Muslim, Abu Dawud, Nasa’i, and Ibn Majah]

ISB Community Iftar on Day of Arafat
Insha’Allah the Day of Arafat, the culmination of the Hajj pilgrimage, will be on Thursday, August 31, 2017.
All community members who are fasting on Thursday are invited to join us for a community iftar and dinner at the Islamic Society of Baltimore / Masjid Al-Rahmah. Please arrive by 7:00 PM so that we can ensure everyone is seated. Mufti Abdullah Aijaz will be giving talk on the Sunnah of Qurbani and Importance of Arafat.

Announcement: Cafe Al-Rahmah has made arrangements to receive Qurbani meat drop-off for distribution to local families in need.