I fasted on the ninth of Dhu’l-Hijjah, the day of ‘Arafah, and I intended that fast to make up for a day of Ramadaan. Does fasting the day of ‘Arafah count if I intended it to make up for a missed Ramadaan fast or not?.
It is permissible to fast on the day of ‘Arafah to make up for a missed Ramadaan fast, if one intends it to make up that fast.
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