This answer was collected from the official ifta website of Darul Uloom Deoband in India.

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… read more »

Using a mask in Ihraam

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Q: I have a few questions regarding hajj. 1. For example while in Ihram can one wipe his head and face with a small hand towel as it is going to be hot, especially in arafah? 2. While in Ihram can one use toothpaste to brush? 3. When you are in Ihram can one wear… read more »

Eid according to Saudi Arabia

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Q: The day of Arafah is Monday October 14 2013. I am in South Africa Cape Town. Should I celebrate Eid ul Adha on Tuesday 15 October 2013 or on Wednesday 16 October 2013? A: Each people will have their ninth of Zil-Hijjah according to their sighting, just as the night of Qadr may be on Monday in one… read more »