160. The reason due to which the day of Al-Tarwiya has been named as the day of Al-Tarwiyya

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حدثنا حمزة بن محمد العلوي قال اخبرنا علي بن ابراهيم عن أبيه عن محمد بن أبي عمير عن معاوية بن عمار قال سألت أبا عبد الله (ع) عن عرفات لم سميت عرفات؟ فقال ان جبرئيل (ع) خرج بابراهيم صلوات الله عليه يوم عرفة فلما زالت الشمس قال له جبرئيل يا ابراهيم اعترف بذنبك واعرف مناسكك فسميت عرفات لقول جبرئيل (ع) إعترف فاعترف.


1. Hamza Bin Muhammad Al Alawy narrated to us, from Ali Bin Ibrahim, from his father, from Muhammad Bin Abu Umeyr, from Muawiya Bin Amaar who said, ‘I asked Abu Abdullah (a.s.) about Arafaat, why was it named as Arafaat?’ So he (a.s.) said: ‘Jibraeel (as) went out with Ibrahim (saww) on the Day of Arafaat, so when the sun was still (midday), he (as) said to him (as): O Ibrahim (as)! Acknowledge your (as) sin, and recognise your (as) rituals’. Thus, Arafaat was named due to the words of Jibraeel (as), ‘Acknowledge (إعترف), so he (as) acknowledged’.