Which date to fast arafah.
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Since in the UAE and Saudi Arabia, the islamic calendar has the same date, we do nafil fasting in the UAE on the "day of Arafah" (i.e.the 9th of Zulhijj) The same nafil fast, if it is to be observed in India or Pakistan, where the Islamic calendar date is one (sometimes 2 days) different fron the Saudi calendar, which date to is to be taken for fasting in India - Pakistan, namely the 9th of Zulhijj or the day of Arafah?
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Which date to fast arafah
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Your Question: .which date to is to be taken for fasting in India - Pakistan, namely the 9th of Zulhijj or the day of Arafah?
Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 2419 (part) Narrated by Abu Qatadah
The Messenger of Allah (saws) said: .. I seek from Allah that fasting on the day of Arafah may atone for the sins of the preceding and the coming year.
The guidance of the Messenger of Allah (saws) is for the believers who are not on the Hajj pilgrimage to observe a voluntary fast on the day of Arafah; and the day of Arafah is when the pilgrims fulfill their rite of assembling in the plains of Arafah near Makkah al-Mukarramah. Thus in our humble opinion it would be best for the believers who are not performing the Hajj pilgrimage, regardless of where on the earth they may happen to be, to observe fast on the day when their believing brethren actually assemble in Arafah. And Allah Alone Knows Best.
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