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Hajj Rites 2015

  • Introduction
  • Types of Hajj and ‘umrah
  • General Structure of hajj tamattu‘ and its ‘umrah
  • hajj ifrād’ and ‘umrah mufradah
  • hajj qirān
  • General Rules for hajj tamattu‘
  • Part one ḥajjat ul-Islam and hajj on behalf
  • Part two Rites of ‘umrah
  • Part three Practices of hajj
    • Chapter one iḥrām
    • Chapter two wuqūf at ‘Arafāt
    • Chapter three wuqūf at the Mash‘ar ul-Ḥarām (Muzdalifah)
    • Chapter four Ramy (Stoning)
    • Chapter Five Slaughtering Hady
    • Chapter Six taqsīr or ḥalq
    • Chapter Seven Practices in the Holy city of Mecca
    • Chapter eight Staying at Minā during the night
    • Chapter Nine Ramy (stoning) of the Three Jamarahs
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       Chapter NineRamy (stoning) of the Three Jamarahs

      Issue 440: It is the 13th obligation of hajj and the 5th practice at Minā. The method and conditions of performing ramy (stoning) of the three jamarahs is similar to the method of ramy (stoning) Jamarah al-‘Aqabah on the day of Eid.

      Issue 441: One should throw stones at the three jamarahs (the first, the middle and the last) during the day after the night in which mabīt (staying in Mināduring the night) is obligatory.

      Issue 442: The time duration for ramy (stoning) is from sunrise till sunset. Thus, it is impermissible, in normal conditions, to perform this deed during the night. The shepherd and those who have a reasonable excuse for performing ramy(stoning) during the day such as fear for their money, life or honor are exempted. Likewise, weak individuals such as women, old men and children, who are afraid of big crowd, are also excluded from this ruling and allowed to perform ramy (stoning) at night.

      Issue 443: The people, who are excused from ramy (stoning) during the day, but able to do it at night, are not allowed to appoint a representative for ramy(stoning). They must perform this act themselves at the night before or after the ramy day.

      However, those who are unable to perform ramy (stoning) even at night, like sick persons, are allowed to appoint a representative for that task. However, if at the time of hiring another person, he/she is hopeful to become free from excuse, on the basis of obligatory caution, he /she should repeat the act of ramy (stoning) at night if he/she becomes free from that excuse during the night.

      Issue 444: For a person who is unable to perform ramy (stoning) and appoints a representative and he/she performs the ramy but then before the time for performing ramy is over the person becomes free from the excuse, there are two case: a) at the time of appointing a representative, he does not hope that the excuse may be removed so the representative does the ramy. In this case, this ramy is enough and it is not necessary to do it himself/herself again; and b) he/she is hopeful that the excuse may be removed. In this case, although hiring a representative is allowed, on the basis of obligatory caution, after the removal of his excuse, he should repeat the act of ramy (stoning).

      Issue 445: The ramy (stoning) at the three jamarahs is obligatory but it is not considered the fundamental element (rukn) of hajj.

      Issue 446: The specific order to perform ramy is as follows: Firstly, ramyJamarah Oulā followed by wusṭā and finally the ‘Aqabah should be performed. One should throw seven pebbles at each jamarah according to the prescribed method and conditions.

      Issue 447: For a person who forgets ramy of all the three jamarahs and goes out of the land of Minā — if he/she remembers during the days of tashrīq, it is obligatory to return back to Minā if possible, and perform ramy; otherwise he/she must appoint a representative for doing it on his behalf.

      If he/she remembers it after the days of tashrīq or deliberately delays it, on the basis of obligatory caution, he/she or his/her representative should return to Minā to do it and perform ramy again next year with intention of qaḍā’ or appoint a representative for this purpose.

      If a person forgets ramy at jamarahs and goes out of the holy city of Mecca, on the basis of obligatory caution, should perform it with intention of qaḍā’ next year or appoint a representative for the act.

      Issue 448: It is permissible to throw pebbles at every side of jamarahs. It is not necessary to face qiblah during stoning of Jamarah Oulā and wusṭā. Similarly, it is not necessary that one's back face qiblahwhile throwing pebbles at the Jamarah ‘Aqabah.

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