BANJARMASINPOST.CO.ID – Soon the Muslims will perform the fasting of Arafat every 9 Dzulhijjah who fell this year on Tuesday (08/21/2018).
Arafah Fasting is usually done when Muslims on pilgrimage are performing wukuf in Padang Arafah, Mecca.
This region is the culmination of Hajj execution and for those who do not make Hajj, they are obliged to perform Arafat's fasting as a form of tolerance and solidarity of fellow Muslims for those who make Hajj .
Cited from the official website of Nahdlatul Ulama, NOW Online in an article published on Tuesday, December 2, 2008, it was so named.
This is quickly recommended for Muslims who do not perform Hajj.
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Arafah fasting is not based on the existence of wukuf in Arafat by pilgrims, but because of the arrival of Arafat on the 9th of Dhu al-Hijjah, then so Arafah day in Indonesia is not the same as in Saudi Arabia, which is only 4-5 hours apart.
This is certainly different from the Muslim group that the existence of global rukyat & # 39; will or groups that want to establish khilafah islamiyah, where the Islamic calendar is generalized worldwide and Saudi Arabia are the most important reference.
The desire to generalize the Islamic calendar is very good to unite the Islamic holiday, but according to astronomers this wish is not in accordance with the will of nature or scientific principles.
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