This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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.

What do the ten night’sوَلَيَالٍ عَشْرٍ in Surah Al-Fajr refer to?

Answered by Askimam.org

As-salamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu! I heard that the Qur’anic ayah (verse), “And [by] ten nights.” (Al-Fajr, 02) intends the ten nights of the month Muharram, and not the the ten nights of Dhu-l-Hijjah. Supposedly, this was Mujahid ibn Jabr’s opinion and also Muqatil ibn Sulayman‘s opinion. But then, because Shi’as “adopted” the month… read more »

Nafl Fast Before Qada’

Answered by Askimam.org

assalamu ‘alaikum A woman owes many days of obligatory fasting but she kept the fast of ‘Arafah unknowingly the fatwa that keeping nafil fast is not recommended or valid before keeping the obligatory fasting. Now, will her fasting on that Day of ‘Arafah be counted as obligatory or nafil as she fasted with… read more »

Jumuah Salah in Mina and Arafah

Answered by IslamicPortal.co.uk

During the days of Hajj, if 9 Dhū al-Ḥijjah is a Friday, will Jumuʿah Ṣalāh be performed? What if Friday occurs on 8th Dhū al-Ḥijjah? بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم Answer Jumuʿah Ṣalāh will be performed in Mina, not in ʿArafah. Ẓuhr Ṣalāh will be performed in ʿArafah. When the Prophet ﷺ performed Hajj, 9th Dhū… read more »

About Fasting on Arafah

Answered by Darulifta-Deoband.com

My name is Siddikur Rahman and I am writing from United States of America. If we follow local moon sighting, do we fast on 9th Dhul Hijjah in USA or do we fast on actual Arafah day in Saudi Arabia (regardless whether it’s 8th or 9th Dhul Hijjah in USA). For instance, this year, the… read more »