Wednesday 14 Ṣafar 1440 - 24 October 2018
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He hastened to leave Mina then he found out that he had made a mistake in stoning the Jamaraat, so he went back and stoned them at night; is he still regarded as having hastened?

Question

A pilgrim wanted to hasten (to leave Mina after staying for two days instead of three), then he found out that he had made a mistake in stoning the Jamaraat on the twelfth (of Dhu’l-Hijjah). So he went back at night and stoned the Jamaraat. Is he still regarded as having hastened, or does he have to stay overnight in Mina and stone the Jamaraat again on the following day?

Answer

Praise be to Allah.

If this man hastened to leave and he departed from Mina before the sun set, then he found out that there had been a mistake in his stoning of the Jamaraat, so he went back to make it up, then he can do the stoning then leave Mina, because this stoning is to make up for something he had missed out on. Allah, may He be glorified and exalted, says (interpretation of the meaning): “And remember Allah during the appointed Days. But whosoever hastens to leave in two days, there is no sin on him and whosoever stays on, there is no sin on him, if his aim is to do good and obey Allah (fear Him), and know that you will surely be gathered unto Him” [al-Baqarah 2:203]. 

But if he delayed stoning on the twelfth until night, then he must remain and spend that night in Mina, then stone the Jamaraat again on the thirteenth. End quote.

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