Untimely Maghrib Azaan make thousands invalidate Arafah fast
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Cairo, Aug. 1 -- In a rare event, a Maghrib prayer called before its scheduled time made people break their fast 4 minutes before the sunset. Egypt was observing Yaum-e-Arafah on July 30 and thousands of Muslims were fasting on this day.
Web based Islamic educational, Quran Channel, called the maghrib prayer before the actual Azaan time. Though the actual reason is under investigation, the authorities have asked the channel for a response.
Whether it was a technical glitch or was it a prank, an investigation is underway to ascertain. There would be a necessary action taken if it was a deliberately done mischief.
People in Egypt have expressed their anger on social media. The capital city dwellers said their voluntary fast went in vain....
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