Fasting on Arafah --- or the 9th?

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  1. sunni_porter

    sunni_porter Well-Known Member

    For Muslims residing outside of Saudi, many will have two options of performing Eid:
    A. masaajid that followed Saudi (August 21)
    B. masaajid that followed local moonsighting or follow global but rejected Saudi's sighting due to scientific evidence (August 22)

    For those following option B, based on the explanation in the tweet, they can:
    - fast on the day the hajis are actually on the plains of Arafah (August 20; which corresponds to the 8th of Dhul Hijjah in their locality)
    - fast as well on the 9th of Dhul Hijjah (August 21; date as per their locality)
    - celebrate Eid on 10th of Dhul Hijjah (August 22; date as per their locality)

    And based on the tweets, accepting Arafah as August 20 does not mean Eid is August 21 since Eid is 10th of Dhul Hijjah which is based on moonsighting criteria (which is option B)?

    Wouldn't it be better for such Muslims to follow option A?
  2. abu Hasan

    abu Hasan Administrator

    tweets on this topic: (too many tweets. bear with me)

    click on the tweet to go to the thread.
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