Fasting on the day of Arafah

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Q: The fast of the day of hajj, youm-e-arafah has great significance. When should people living in other countries observe fast? According to the 9th zilhajja of their country or when it is Hajj in Saudi Arabia?


A: According to their country.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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