Traveling before stoning Jamraat and appointing a proxy instead: Is it permissible?

Question 15: A Muslim employee was forced by the nature of his work to leave Minaa after standing at `Arafah and throwing pebbles at the Jamraat (stone pillars at which pebbles are thrown during Hajj). After dawn on the Day of Sacrifice (10th of Dul-Hijjah), he deputized someone to stone the remaining Jamraat and perform the slaughtering. He then left Minaa to go to Makkah. He performed Tawaaf-ul-Ifaadah (final obligatory circumambulation around the Ka‘bah in Hajj) and Sa‘ee (going between Safaa and Marwah during Hajj) after offering the Jumu‘ah (Friday) Prayer.Then, he went to his work, which was 1,270 kilometers away from Makkah, so he could arrive at his work after the Duhr (Noon) Prayer on Saturday, the second day of ‘Eed (the Festival of the Sacrifice), as his manager had told him to do so and warned him that he would be punished if he was late. The people he worked with were astonished at him returning early and claimed with confidence, that he had not fulfilled the conditions or pillars of Hajj. He would like to ask whether what they say is true or not. They criticize him without taking into consideration that he was forced to do so to obey his Saudi manager, who had assured him before he went to Hajj that doing so would be sufficient to fulfill the obligation.

Answer: If the reality is as you mentioned, then deputizing someone else to throw the pebbles on your behalf was not correct, because you mentioned that your manager had made it conditional on you to be at work on Saturday, the second day of ‘Eed, after the Duhr Prayer and that he had threatened to punish you if you were late, and this is not a lawful excuse that allows you to travel and deputize someone to throw the pebbles on your behalf… read more here.

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