Is It Allowed to Delay the Intention for Hajj?

What Are the Options Available for the Stonings in Hajj?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Ustadh Sufyan Qufi


What are the options permissible for stoning three Jamarat on the 11th and 12th Dhul-Hijja, in Hanfi Madhab?


In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful,

The stoning during the 11th and 12th Dhul Hijja must happen after Zawal ( the time for the Zuhr prayer).

After the stoning of the 12th of Dhul Hijja, you have the choice between returning to Mecca directly or between staying in Mina and performing the stoning of the 13th of Zul Hijja.

Staying at Mina and performing the stoning of the 13th of Dhul Hijja is better, as you will have followed the practice of the Messenger of Allah (Blessings and Peace be upon him), but leaving for Mecca on the 12th of Dhul Hijja is fine. [Ibn ‘Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar]

Allah, Most High, says: “Whoever departs swiftly on the second day is not sinful, neither are those who stay behind (till the third—seeking additional reward).” [Quran, 2:203]

The stoning of the 13th of Dhul Hijja can be performed right after the raising of the sun (the beginning of the Fajr prayer). It is nonetheless slightly disliked. It is thus superior to delay the stoning until Zawal (the entry time of the Zuhr prayer).

Please remember that you are still in Mina after the beginning of the Fajr time then you are allowed to leave Mina once you perform the stoning for the 13th of Dhul Hijja. [Quduri, Mukhtassar; Maydani, Lubab; Haskafi, Dur al-Mukhtar; Ibn ‘Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar]

And Allah knows best.
[Ustadh] Sufyan Qufi
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadh Sufyan Qufi is an advanced seeker of knowledge, originally from Algeria, who grew up in France. He began searching far and wide for answers to the fundamental questions of life and was disappointed at the answers he found. Then he connected with various traditional teachers and gradually connected with SeekersGuidance. He embarked on his journey of learning through the various teachers at SeekersGuidance, including his mentor Shaykh Faraz Rabbani. He studied numerous texts in Islamic Law, Theology, Hadith, and other areas with Shaykh Faraz Rabbani and other teachers, including Shaykh Abdurrahman al-Sha‘ar, Shaykh Ali Hani, and others. He is an active instructor at SeekersGuidance and answers questions through the SeekersGuidance Answers Service.