Shaykhs Ibn Bāz and Ibn ʿUthaymīn (rahimahumallāh) on Fasting ʿArafah and Celebrating ʿEid al-Aḍḥā on a Different Day to the People of Makkah and the Pilgrims at Hajj

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THE SAME PRINCIPLE IS APPLIED TO DHUL-HIJJAH AND RAMAḌĀN

Ibn Bāz said, “Whether we hold the validity of having a different moonsighting according to the land lived in, or we do not hold that view (and hold that one sighting is sufficient for everyone) ―regardless, what is apparent is that the method for ascertaining Ramaḍān and ʿEid al-Aḍḥā is the same. There is no difference between the two in the Sharīʿah from what I know.” (Majmūʿ Fatāwā Ibn Bāz 15/79)

Ibn ʿUthaymīn said, “If Allāh Willed that the moon is sighted a day later than Makkah in another land. So the 9th day in Makkah (i.e., ʿArafah) is the 8th in their land―therefore, they should fast the 9th day according to them which would coincide with the 10th in Makkah.” (Majmūʿ al-Fatāwā vol. 20, Kitāb al-Ṣiyām)


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