Threw the Pebbles on the 12th of Thul-Hijjah before Midday

11-10-2003 | IslamWeb


I performed Hajj this year and I think I have done Rami on 12th (the before Zuhr prayers. Do I have to sacrifice goat/sheep for this mistake I have done to avoid the huge rush on the last day of Hajj. Please inform me at your earliest.


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.

It is unlawful to throw the pebbles (Jimaar) during the days of Tashreeq (11th, 12th, and 13th of Thul-Hijjah) before midday and any person who did that, his throwing of pebbles is invalid. If the person repeats the throwing of pebbles in time, then he does not have to do anything because his last throwing of pebbles is valid. But if the person fails to repeat the throwing of pebbles in time, then he has to offer a sacrifice (slaughter a sheep).

This is the opinion of the majority of scholars except Abu Haneefah who disagrees with it. The evidence of the scholars is the sound Hadeeth reported by Muslim from Jaabir Ibn Abdullah  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him who said that the Propheet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) threw the pebbles on the Day of Sacrifice (10th of Thul-Hijjah) after sunrise (before midday) as for the following days he threw the pebbles after the sun had passed the meridian (after midday).

For the above, we advise this brother that if he was sure that he threw the pebbles before Midday to slaughter a sheep and distribute its meat among the poor people around the Haram in Makkah or to ask someone to do that on his behalf if he cannot do it himself.

Allah knows best.