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Response to those who say that fasting on the day of ‘Arafah is not Sunnah

November 4, 2011

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Q. We have a Shaykh who says that fasting on the day of ‘Arafah is not Sunnah, and it is not permissible to fast on this day. I hope that you can answer this question, because this Shaykh distributes pamphlets which tell people not to fast on the day of ‘Arafah. A. Praise be to […]

Definition of udhiyah (sacrifice) and the ruling thereon

November 4, 2011

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Q. What is meant by udhiyah (sacrifice)? Is it obligatory or Sunnah?. A. Praise be to Allaah. The word udhiyah means an animal of the ‘an’aam class (i.e., camel, cow, sheep or goat) that is slaughtered during the days of Eid al-Adha because of the Eid and as an act of worship, intending to draw […]