Fasting on the day of Arafah

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Q: When we go for Haj should we fast on the day of Arafah?


A: Fasting on the day of Arafah is Sunnah for those who are not in the state of Ihraam. As for those who are in the state of Ihraam, fasting on the day of Arafah is not Sunnah, however it is permissible.

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

كتاب الصوم … والمندوب كأيام البيض من كل شهر ويوم الجمعة ولو منفردا وعرفة ولو لحاج لم يضعفه

قال الشامي : قوله ( لم يضعفه ) صفة لحاج أي إن كان لا يضعفه عن الوقوف بعرفات ولا يخل بالدعوات محيط فلو أضعفه كره (رد المحتار 2/375)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

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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