The Office of the Supreme Leader

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
  • Inquires about hajj and ‘umrah
    • being mustaṭī‘
    • hajj on Behalf
    • hajj ifrād and ‘umrah Mufradah
    • Exit and entrance in the Holy city of Mecca
    • Mīqāts
    • iḥrām and its dress
    • Prohibitions of iḥrām
    • Ṭawāf and its Prayer
    • sa‘y
    • Mash‘ar (Muzdalifah)
    • ḥalq and taqsīr
    • Sacrifice and slaughtering the animal
    • Passing the night in Minā and Departing from Minā
    • Ramy (stoning) at Jamarāt
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      Ramy (stoning) at Jamarāt

      Q124. While performing ramy(stoning) or before performing ramy (stoning) if a used pebble falls into the container and gets mixed with new and un-thrown pebbles, should we throw eight stones while one of them is used?

      Answer: When you are sure you have performed ramy (stoning) using new and unused pebbles, it is valid and sufficient.

      Q125. A person is able to perform ramy (stoning) on the Eid ul-Adha but in the afternoon as there is no crowd at Jamarah ‘Aqabah at that time, can this person hire a representative for performing ramy (stoning) in the morning of Eid? If he wants to perform ramy (stoning) in the afternoon, he would not be able to slaughter the animal on the day of Eid. Can he hire a representative for ramy (stoning) so that he may slaughter the animal on the day of Eid, though he can do it in the afternoon personally?

      Likewise, a person has been hiring a representative for ramy (stoning) in the morning of the day of Eid since many years though he was able to perform ramy (stoning) personally, now what is his responsibility?

      Answer:In case of capability of performing ramy (stoning) even in the afternoon, hiring a representative is not valid but if he/she does not hope that the excuse may be removed until the last moment of the day, they may hire a representative.

      If by chance, their excuse is removed after performing the rite, the rite of their representative is sufficient and its repetition is not compulsory. Regarding the previous years, if hiring a representative was not valid, he should compensate for it.

      Q126. Taking into consideration the new expansion in Jamarāt, if a part of the wall of Jamarah ‘Aqabah (wall of 24 meters) would be outside Minā, is performing ramy (stoning) on that part valid while the whole wall is considered as Jamarah ‘Aqabah?

      Answer:In case of conviction that a part of the expanded jamarah is situated outside Minā, on the basis of caution, one should perform stoning at a part that is not outside Minā.

      Q127. Taking into consideration the new expansion in Jamarāt, what is duty of a person who does not know the real part, or is it sufficient to stone at any part?

      Answer:If a person can perform ramy (stoning) and can throw pebbles at the actual place of previous pillar without unbearable difficulty, it is obligatory that he should perform ramy (stoning) at that place but if searching for that place and performing ramy at it results in unbearable difficulty, it is sufficient to throw pebbles on any part of the wall.

      Q128. Taking into consideration that the women can perform ramy (stoning) at night before the tenth day, should it be the night before Eid or it is valid to do it at the night after Eid? In case of permission, if she is doing hajj on behalf, what is the ruling?

      Answer:In case of being able, one should perform ramy (stoning) at the Jamarah ‘Aqabah at the night before Eid, particularly, if her hajj would be hajj on behalf. Delaying it to the night after Eid is not valid. However, if she performsramy (stoning) at Jamarah ‘Aqabah on the day of Eid, it is no problem.

      Q129. Can a woman perform ramy(stoning) at the three jamarah at night because of fear of over-crowd? Is it the only choice for them or they can perform stoning during the day by hiring a representative instead of waiting for the night to perform ramy?

      Answer:If they can perform ramy at night — even the night after, it is not permissible for them to hire a representative.

    • Miscellaneous Issues
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