Fainted at Arafah: Hajj Still Valid?
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Fainted at Arafah: Hajj Still Valid?



Reply Date

Aug 20, 2018


As-salamu alaykum. If someone fainted while standing on Mount Arafat and he was taken to the hospital and then he was not discharged until the Day of Arafah was over, is the Hajj acceptable or since the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, "Hajj is Arafah" he must re-do it?




Fainted at Arafah - Hajj Still Valid

Wa `alaykum as-salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh.

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.

In this fatwa:

As for standing at Arafah, it should be clear that standing even for a moment at any place of Arafah at the day or night of Arafah is sufficient.

In his response to your question, Sheikh Muhammad Nur Abdullah, former president of the ISNA (Islamic Society of North America) and member of the Fiqh Council of North America, states,

If the pilgrim catches some time from the day and night, then the standing on Arafah has been fulfilled and his hajj will be accepted insha’Allah.

Moreover, Sheikh `Abdul-Majeed Subh, a prominent Azhar University scholar, adds,

As he fainted while standing on Mount Arafah, then his standing is sufficient and his Hajj is valid. What is required is to stand at Arafah even for a moment on the day or night of Arafah.

Allah Almighty knows best.

Editor’s note: This fatwa is from Ask the Scholar’s archive and was originally published at an earlier date.

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