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Fasting on the 9th of Dhul Hijja: Local Sighting or Saudi Sighting? Answered by Shaykh Amjad Rasheed Translated by Shaykh Hamza Karamali

Fasting on the 9th of Dhul Hijja: Local Sighting or Saudi Sighting?

Answered by Shaykh Amjad Rasheed
Translated by Shaykh Hamza Karamali, SunniPath Academy Teacher

Question:

If the moon of Dhul Hijja is sighted in one’s own country on a day different than the day on which it is sighted in Saudi Arabia, then should one fast on the 9th of Dhul Hijja according to one’s local sighting, or should one fast according to the Saudi Arabian sighting in order to fast on the day when the pilgrims are standing at Arafat?

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

If the moon is sighted in one’s own country on a day different than in Saudi Arabia, then one should fast on the 9th of Dhul Hijja according to one’s local sighting regardless of whether this ends up being before the Saudi sighting or after it.

http://qa.sunnipath.com/issue_view.asp?HD=3&ID=14269&CATE=438

May Allah give us the success to take advantage of these days.

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