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Performing hajj while fasting Arafah

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Question:

Regarding the fasting during the first 9 days of dhul hijjah, those who are going for Hajj are they allowed to fast during those days especially on Arafa day as I had seen people doing it. But my understanding is that the fasting on Arafa is for people who do not go for Hajj. Are there any ruling regarding this matter. I also would like to know whether we are allowed to change the Ihram dress after a bath when we reach Mecca before doing the thawaf al qudum.

Zaynab El-Kateb:

Those going for Hajj has the option to fast during the first eight days of zulhajah if there is no difficulty in fasting.
As for Arafah day the Prophet peace be upon him did not fast, he was seen eating. So it is from the Sunnah not to fast this day for the people of Hajj

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