Question No. 41:
Is it allowed to appoint an agent to throw pebbles at Jamrats on behalf of a sick person or a woman or a child? Answer No. 41:
There is no objection on appointing an agent for throwing pebbles at Jamrats on behalf of a sick person or an unable woman like pregnant, weak or weighty woman who is unable to do it. The strong and active woman should throw Jamrats by herself. If any body becomes unable to throw Jamrats at the day time he may throw them at the night. Whoever cannot throw Jamrats at the day of Eid, he should throw them at the night preceding the 11th of Zulhijjah, and whoever cannot throw Jamrats on the 11th day of Zulhijjah, he should throw them at the night preceding the 12th day of Zulhijjah, and whoever cannot throw Jamrats on the 12th day of Zulhijjah he may throw it at the night preceding the 13th day of Zulhijjah. The time of throwing pebbles at Jamrats ends by the dawn (of the next day). It is not permissible to throw Jamrats before noon in the days of Tashrique.
Question No. 42:
Is it permissible to throw pebbles at three Jamrats at night on the days of Tashrique without any excuse? Is it allowed for a person who leaves Muzdalifah with women and the weak ones after midnight to throw at the Jamratul Aqaba? Answer No. 42:
It is permissible to throw pebbles at Jamrats after the sunset according to the correct opinion. However, the Sunnah is to throw pebbles at Jamrats in the afternoon and before the sunset, this is better for those who can do it easily, otherwise he can throw after Sunset according to the correct opinion.
Whoever left Muzdalifah along with the weak ones or women, the rule regarding him is the rule of the weak ones and women. It means that whoever left Muzdalifah with the weak ones or women whether he was a Mahram or a driver or a strong person he is allowed to perform throwing like them and it is sufficient for him to throw at Jamrat with women at the last part of the night. Question No. 43:
At what time should a pilgrim begin to throw pebbles at Jamrat? What is the process of throwing? How much pebbles should be thrown? By which of the Jamrats should the throwing be started from and by which of them should it be completed? Answer No. 43:
A person should throw pebbles on Eid day at the first Jamrat which is the nearest one to Makkah, and it is called "Jamratul Aqaba''. He should throw it on the day of Eid. It is sufficient if he throws at this Jamrat after midnight prior to the slaughtering day. However, it is better to throw it before noon and time continues till the sunset. If he missed the chance of throwing at Jamrat at this time, he can throw it after sunset at night.
He should throw pebbles one by one saying Allahu Akbar (Allah is the Greatest) with every pebble.
On the days of Tashrique, he should throw at all Jamrats in the afternoon. He should throw at the first Jamrat which is the nearest one to the Masjid Khaif with seven pebbles saying "Allahu Akbar" with each one. Similarly, he throws at the middle Jamrat with seven pebbles. Then he throws at the last Jamrat with seven pebbles also. This is performed on the 11th and the 12th days of Zulhijjah and also on the 13th day of Zulhijjah unless he is not in a hurry to leave Mina.
It is Sunnah to halt after throwing at the first and the second Jamrats after throwing at the first Jamrat he should halt facing the Qiblah and keeping the Jamrat to the left. Then he should pray to Allah for a long time. After throwing the second Jamrat he should also halt facing the Qiblah and keeping the Jamrat to the right. Then he should supplicate to Allah for a long time.
He should perform the throwing at Jamrat on the 11th and the 12th days of Zulhijjah and also on the 13th day of Zulhijjah if he is not in a hurry to leave Mina. But he should not halt after throwing the last Jamrat which is the nearest one to Makkah. Because, the Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam) threw at this Jamrat and did not halt there.Question No. 44:
It a pilgrim suspected that some of the pebbles did not reach the target, what should he do? Answer No. 44:
Whoever suspected this should complete the number. He may pick up the pebbles he needs from the earth at Mina and complete the throwing of Jamrats with them . Question No. 45:
Is it permissible for a pilgrim to throw Jamrats with pebbles picked up from around the Jamrats i.e. around the stone built pillar? Answer No. 45:
It is allowed for a pilgrim to do that, as it is originally supposed that these pebbles were not used in throwing at all. But the pebbles in the circle are not allowed to be used in throwing.
These Answers were dictated by His Eminence the Late Shaikh Abdul Aziz Bin Abdullah Bin Baz. May Allah pardon him, and may blessings and peace of Allah be upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad.
Taif: Zulqaidah 1407 H.
Mohd. Raquib Uddin HusSa’ieen
Riyadh: 25/11/1408 H•