Hadith on Hajj: Fasting or not on the day of Arafat

Ibn Umar reported: I have performed the Hajj pilgrimage with the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and he did not fast during Arafat. I performed it with Abu Bakr and he did not fast, with Umar and he did not fast, and with Uthman and he did not fast. I do not fast it, nor do I command it or prohibit it.

Al-Tirmidhi said, “The practice among the majority of scholars is that it is recommended to break fasting on the day of Arafat for a man to have strength to supplicate. Some scholars would fast on the day of Arafat while at Arafat.”

Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 751

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani

عن ابن عمر قَالَ حَجَجْتُ مَعَ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فَلَمْ يَصُمْهُ وَمَعَ أَبِي بَكْرٍ فَلَمْ يَصُمْهُ وَمَعَ عُمَرَ فَلَمْ يَصُمْهُ وَمَعَ عُثْمَانَ فَلَمْ يَصُمْهُ وَأَنَا لَا أَصُومُهُ وَلَا آمُرُ بِهِ وَلَا أَنْهَى عَنْهُ

قَالَ الترمذي وَالْعَمَلُ عَلَى هَذَا عِنْدَ أَكْثَرِ أَهْلِ الْعِلْمِ يَسْتَحِبُّونَ الْإِفْطَارَ بِعَرَفَةَ لِيَتَقَوَّى بِهِ الرَّجُلُ عَلَى الدُّعَاءِ وَقَدْ صَامَ بَعْضُ أَهْلِ الْعِلْمِ يَوْمَ عَرَفَةَ بِعَرَفَةَ

751 سنن الترمذي كتاب الصوم باب كراهية صوم يوم عرفة بعرفة

751 المحدث الألباني خلاصة حكم المحدث إسناده صحيح في صحيح الترمذي