Going to `Arafah before dawn for fear of crowd

Question 34: I went for Hajj with a Hajj campaign and we stayed in Mina during the night before the ninth of Dul-Hijjah, and then we left it to head towards `Arafah before Fajr (Dawn) Prayer. We prayed Fajr in `Arafah, because the people in charge of the campaign did this for fear of the crowds. Must we do any expiatory act?

Answer: You do not have to do anything, but it is better for the pilgrim to go from Mina to `Arafah after sunrise on the ninth day of Dul-Hijjah… read more here.

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