Throwing the pebbles before Fajr on the 12th Thul-Hijjah
Fatwa No: 91895

  • Fatwa Date:10-5-2006 - Rabee' Al-Aakhir 12, 1427
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I performed Hajj Tamattu this year (January 2006), on 12 Dhul Hijjah, we left Mina for Makkah at approx10am. We did our stoning before Fajr on 12 Dhul Hijjah then returned to Mina and left Mina before Zawwal. Please can you advise if this is allowed or if a sacrifice needs to be offered?


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What you did, which is throwing the Jimaar (pebbles) before Fajr on the 12th Thul-Hijjah, is not valid. You are obliged to throw the Jimaar after Thuhr and then you may leave, or before Thuhr, according to the opinion of the scholars who are of the view that it is permissible to throw before Thuhr. As regards throwing before Fajr, this is not valid and no scholar has ever permitted it, as far as me know.

Throwing the Jimaar on the 12th Thul-Hijjah is one of the obligations of Hajj, and whoever fails to throw one day or two days, or did not throw at all during the days of Tashreeq (i.e. 11th, 12th, and 13th Thul-Hijjah), is obliged to offer a sacrifice. Since your throwing of the pebbles on the 12th Thul-Hijjah was not valid, then you are obliged to offer a sacrifice. The sacrifice is to slaughter a sheep in the Haram (the sacred boundaries of Makkah) and distribute it on the poor of Makkah, and whoever is not able to do so, he should fast for ten days.

For more benefit on whoever failed to throw the pebbles, please refer to Fatwa 89423.

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