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Rufai Oladimeji
Lagos State University
English
100Level, Nigeria.
Question

Is it permissible for the pilgrim to observe
voluntary fasting in the course of his Hajj?

Fatwa:
All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the
Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of
worship except Allah, and that Muhammad
is His Slave and Messenger.

It is permissible for the pilgrim to observe
voluntary fasting during the first ten days of
Thul-Hijjah as well as the days prior to Thul-
Hijjah. Like others, this is recommended for
him - except the day of ‘Arafah (the 9 th day
of Thul-Hijjah ) as it is an act of Sunnah for
the pilgrim to abandon fasting on that day.
In his "Al- Umm", Ash-Shaafi‘i said, " I
recommend fasting that day (the day of
‘Arafah), unless one is performing Hajj. In
that case, I recommend him not to fast
because he is a traveler and is already
offering a sacrifice. Also, the Prophet
abandoned fasting on that day when he was
performing Hajj. One should also do so (not
fast) in order to be able to supplicate to
Allah during that day, as the best
supplication is that on the day of ‘Arafah. "

As for fasting the 10th day of Thul-Hijjah , it
is prohibited for the pilgrim as well as for
others.
The obligatory fasting for the pilgrim who
cannot afford a sacrificial animal, which is
to fast three days, should be observed in the
course of Hajj. Allah The Exalted Says (what
means): {And whoever cannot find [or afford
such an animal] - then a fast of three days
during Hajj and of seven when you have
returned [home]. Those are ten complete
[days]. }[Quran 2:196] Many scholars are of
the view that it is permissible for such a
pilgrim to observe the obligatory fasting of
these days during the days of Tashreeq (the
11th , 12th and 13 th day of Thul-Hijjah ).
However, when fasting is not obligatory, the
pilgrim is not permitted to fast on these
days.

Allah Knows best.

www.islamweb.net/en/article/155122/voluntary-fasting-in-thul-hijjah-is-permissible-for-the-pilgrim

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