Answered by Shaykh Amjad Rasheed
Translated by Shaykh Hamza Karamali, SunniPath Academy Teacher
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?
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.
السؤال: إذا رؤي هلال ذي الحجة في بلد في يوم غير اليوم الذي رؤي فيه في السعودية فهل يصوم الشخص في ذلك البلد في التاسع من ذي الحجة على تقويم بلده أو على تقويم السعودية؟ هل المقصود من الصوم موافقة الحجاج في اليوم الذي هم في عرفات أو صوم هذا التاريخ على تقيم بلده؟
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