He Threw the Pebbles Early in Hajj
Fatwa No: 84669

  • Fatwa Date:17-8-2002 - Jumaadaa Al-Aakhir 9, 1423
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I went to Hajj two years ago with my wife. During the Hajj I was sick.On the 12th of Dhul-Hijjah. I through the stone just before the Zawal 5-7 minutes because the Government announced over the speaker that people with a family can throw stones before Zawal, during this time I was sick. Do I have to scarifies a sheep in Mecca? Can you please advise me in this matter?


All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

The majority of the Muslim scholars are of the opinion that the time of throwing pebbles during the three days of Tashreeq (i.e. the 11th, 12th and 13th day of Thul-Hijjah) is from Midday until sunset. Jabir  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him narrated that that “the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) threw pebbles on the Day of Nahr (10th of Thul-Hijjah) after the sunrise and he threw after post meridian.” [Muslim]

Imam Al-Bukhari reported from Ibn ‘Umar  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him that he said: “We used to wait until the sun passed its meridian and then we threw the pebbles.

Therefore, your Hajj is correct but you have to slaughter a sheep since you threw the pebbles before noon.

Allah knows best.

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