Home » Hanafi Fiqh » Mathabah.org » Local or Global for 9th Dhū Al-Hijj and Reciting Takbīr Tashrīq?

Local or Global for 9th Dhū Al-Hijj and Reciting Takbīr Tashrīq?

Answered as per Hanafi Fiqh by Mathabah.org
Answered by Shaykh Yūsuf Badāt


When intending to fast on 9th Dhū Al-Hijja and reciting Takbīr Tashrīq, should one follow local moon sighting or perform the aforementioned acts of worship according to the rites being performed in Makkah?


In the Name of God, Most Merciful, Most Kind

Jazāk Allāh Khayr/ Thank you for your question.

There is a difference of opinion based on interpretation of the source texts regarding this matter.

Some jurists are of the view that Dhū Al-Ḥijjah fasting and the Takbīr Tashrīq are connected to the standing at ʿArafah in Saudi Arabia, hence according to this opinion, one would correlate the practices with the dates in Saudi Arabia.

Another group of jurists are of the view that one is to follow lunar dates of their local regions and not correlate it with Saudi Arabia.

Both opinions are valid.

In non Muslim countries, one is advised to follow the declaration on the matter, of their local masjid in the community and adhere to unity and uniformity.

And Allāh Knows Best

This answer was collected from Mathabah.org. It’s an Islamic educational institute based in Canada. The questions are generally answered by Sheikh Yusuf Badat and Sheikh Omar Subedar.

Read answers with similar topics: