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.
Question 13: I see some people slaughter their Ud-hiyah (sacrificial animal offered by non-pilgrims) at noon, or at the time of ‘Asr (afternoon), and others at anytime. Is all this valid?
Answer: It is permissible for a pilgrim to slaughter during the day or the night, whether it is Hadee (sacrificial animal offered by pilgrims) of Tamattu‘ (`Umrah during the months of Hajj followed by Hajj in the same year with a break in between), Qiran (combining Hajj and `Umrah without a break in between) or Ud-hiyah. The days of sacrifice are: the Day of ‘Eed-ul-Ad-haa (the Festival of the Sacrifice), and the three days following it which end with the sunset of the thirteenth day (of Dul-Hijjah), after ‘Eed… read more here.
Question 12: Is it permissible for the pilgrim to stone the Jamraat (stone pillars at which pebbles are thrown during Hajj) of the Days of Tashreeq (11th, 12th and 13th of Dul-Hijjah) all in one day, being the first or the last of the Days of Tashreeq or the Day of Nahr (Sacrifice, 10th of Dul-Hijjah, when pilgrims slaughter their sacrificial animals) then spend the night in Minaa for two or three days without throwing the pebbles at the Jamraat as they are to be thrown in one day? Or should the throwing be done in order, each day separately? Kindly point this out to us, supporting your answer with evidence.
Answer: Stoning the Jamraat is one of the obligations of Hajj and should be done on the Day of ‘Eed (Day of Nahr) and the following three Days of Tashreeq for those who are not in a hurry to leave Minaa on the 12th of Dul-Hijjah and the first two Days of Tashreeq for those who are in a hurry. Throwing the pebbles should be done each day after midday. This is based on the action of the Prophet (peace be upon him) and his saying: Learn your (Hajj) rituals from me except on the day of Nahr which is all fit for throwing, though it is better to do it after sunrise, except for those who have excuses who are permitted to stone Jamraat-ul-‘Aqabah on the 9th of Dul-Hijjah after 12:00 p.m… read more here.