Q: I went for Hajj with a Hajj campaign and we stayed in Mina during the night before the ninth of Dhul-Hijjah, and then we left it to head towards `Arafah before Fajr (Dawn) Prayer. We prayed Fajr in `Arafah, because the people in charge of the campaign did this for fear of the crowds. Must we do any expiatory act?

A: You do not have to do anything, but it is better for the pilgrim to go from Mina to `Arafah after sunrise on the ninth day of Dhul-Hijjah.

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Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta'
Member Member Deputy Chairman Chairman
`Abdullah ibn Qa`ud `Abdullah ibn Ghudayyan `Abdul-Razzaq `Afify `Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz