Throwing at the Three Jamarat

  • Each day, the pilgrim throws at the 3 Jamrahs with 7 pebbles each
    in the manner that has been described earlier under “Al-Ramyu [Throwing] at Jamrah Al-‘Aqabah”;
  • He starts with Jamrah Al-Sughra, which is the nearest of the three to Masjid Al-Khayf. He faces it and makes the throws saying Bismillah Allahu Akbar. When he finishes with it, he moves on a little bit and faces the Qiblah, standing. He raises his hands and supplicates for a long time;
  • He then comes to the next Jamrah, Jamrah Al-Wusta. He throws at it, as he has previously thrown at Jamrah Al-Sughra. He faces it and makes the throws. When he finishes with it, he moves on a little bit and faces the Qiblah, standing. He raises his hands and supplicates for a long time;
  • He then moves on to the third Jamrah, Jamrah Al-‘Aqabah/Kubra. He stands at it with the Ka’abah to his left and Mina to his right. He throws at it, as he has previously thrown at the first two Jamrahs. However, the pilgrim does not make any supplication thereafter.
  • The time to throw the pebbles on each of the three days commences from the afternoon. The Saudi authorities may provide a schedule to regulate the throwing.
  • If it is not feasible for the pilgrim to stay long supplicating between the Jamrahs, he should nevertheless do his possible best so that he practises a Sunnah that ignorant or lazy pilgrims ignore.
  • If the pilgrim throws at the three Jamrahs on 11th and 12th Dhul Hijjah that concludes his Hajj obligations. He has the option, however, to stay back to the 13th and make the throws for that day or depart Mina on and after making the throws of the 12th before the sun sets. [Al-Baqarah 2:203] If the sun sets on the pilgrim on the 12th at Minna, then he must stay on to the 13th.
  • Staying back at Minna to the 13th is better, as this was what the Prophet [s.a.w.s] did and it multiplies the pilgrim’s Hajj activities
  • When the pilgrim finishes throwing pebbles at the Jamrahs on the 12th or 13th Dhul Hijjah that concludes his Hajj rites. He returns to Makkah and stays there until his departure back home. Whilst in Makkah, he should strive to observe the Five Obligatory Salahs in congregation, more so in Al-Masjid Al-Haram because of the statement of the Prophet [s.a.w.s]:

“Salah in my mosque is more meritorious than a thousand salahs in other mosques except Al-Masjid Al-Haram. And salah in Al-Masjid Al- Haram is more meritorious than a hundred thousand salahs in other places.” [Ahmad]