Departed from ‘Arafah before sunset due to work commitments

Reference: Fataawa al-Hajj wal-‘Umrah waz-Ziyaarah – Page 96

Question: What is the ruling regarding one who made the Hajj and then departed from ‘Arafah before sunset due to his work commitments?

Response: According to a majority of the People of Knowledge, the one who departed from ‘Arafah before sunset is required to make fidyah (ransom) except if he were able to return there during the night, then the fidyah (ransom) is not required. And the fidyah (ransom) is to perform a sacrifice and distribute it to the poor and needy in Makkah.

He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.

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