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Day 3 Start

  • Summary
  • Go to Mina after Fajr.
  • Perform Rami (pelting) of Jamarah al-Aqaba (the big pillar).
  • Perform Hady (animal sacrifice).
  • Perform Halq / Taqsir (get your hair shaved or trimmed).
  • Proceed to Makkah.
  • Perform Tawaf al-Ziyarah.
  • Perform Sa’i.
  • Go back to Mina (unless you have a valid excuse to stay in Makkah).
  • Introduction

This day is known as Yawm al-Nahr (the Day of Sacrifice) on account of the large amount of animals that are slaughtered as sacrifices.

Once you’re back in Mina on the 10th of Dhul Hijjah, you will partake in these rituals in the following sequence:

  • Rami (pelting) of Jamarah al-Aqaba (the big pillar).
  • Hady (sacrificing an animal) – this is only obligatory (Wajib) for those pilgrims performing Hajj al-Tamattu and Hajj al-Qiran. For those performing Hajj al-Ifrad, Hady is recommended.
  • Halq / Taqsir (cutting the hair).
  • Tawaf al-Ziyarah.

There is flexibility in terms of the timeframe in which each of these rituals must be performed.

It can be performed any time after sunrise on the 10th and before sunset on the 12th. However, it is necessary to perform them in the correct order.

Jamarat

On the 10th of Dhul Hijjah, only Jamarah al-Aqaba (the big pillar) will be pelted.

The pillars are clearly marked with signposts in both English and Arabic, so make sure you identify the big pillar before you pelt.

Pelting can be performed between the time of Fajr Salah on 10th and the time of Fajr Salah on 11th.

  • Before Fajr Salah – Not allowed to pelt.
  • Between Fajr Salah and sunrise – Disliked (Makruh) for men*, but still valid and permissible for women, the elderly and the infirm.
  • Sunrise to midday (10 minutes before the beginning of Dhuhr Salah) – Sunnah. Try to perform Rami at this time, provided it isn’t too crowded.
  • Between midday and sunset – Permissible (Mubah) without being disliked.
  • Between sunset and Fajr Salah (of the 11th) – Disliked (Makruh) for men*, but still valid and permissible for women, the elderly and the infirm.

Pelting must be completed within the allotted timeframe, otherwise a penalty will be due.

  • Walking to the Jamarat
  • The Jamarat are located at the far side of Mina i.e. the end that is closest to Makkah.
  • Take about 10 pebbles – 7 to throw at the pillar and a few extra just in case.
  • Walking to the Jamarat from your camp in Mina, through a series of tunnels would prove easier than travelling there by coach.
  • Ensure you stay hydrated during this walk and use an umbrella to protect yourself from the sun.
  • If you are a woman, ensure you fix a meeting point with your Mahram, in case you get separated from him during the walk.
  • Pelting the Jamarat

Rami al-Jamarat (Arabic: رمي الجمرات; meaning “stoning of the Jamarat”), sometimes referred to as the “Stoning of the Devil” is a rite carried out by Hajj pilgrims whereby small pebbles are thrown at three stone structures in Mina.

There are three Jamarat which are known as:

  • Jamarah al-Aqaba or Jamarah al-Kubra (the big pillar).
  • Jamarah al-Wusta (the medium or middle pillar).
  • Jamarah al-Ula or al-Sugra (the small pillar).

The distance between the first and second pillars is about 150 metres and the distance between the second and third pillars is about 120 metres.

Pelting must be completed within the allotted timeframe, otherwise, a penalty will be due.

  • Yawm al-Nahr

On Yawm al-Nahr, pelting can be performed between the time of Fajr Salah on 10th and the time of Fajr Salah on 11th.

  • Before Fajr Salah – Not allowed to pelt.
  • Between Fajr Salah and sunrise – Disliked (Makruh) for men*, but still valid and permissible for women, the elderly and the infirm.
  • Sunrise to midday (10 minutes before the beginning of Dhuhr Salah) – Sunnah. Try to perform Rami at this time, provided it isn’t too crowded.
  • Between midday and sunset – Permissible (Mubah) without being disliked.
  • Between sunset and Fajr Salah (of the 11th) – Disliked (Makruh) for men*, but still valid and permissible for women, the elderly and the infirm.

On Ayyam al-Tashreeq, pelting can be performed after Zawwal (midday) and before Fajr.

The Sunnah method of performing Rami is as follows:

  • Ensure you are in a state of Wudhu.
  • Ensure Mina is to your right and Makkah is to your left.
  • Stand at least 15 feet (5 metres) away from the pot.
  • Keep seven or more stones in your left hand.
  • Grasp a pebble between your thumb and index finger and raise your hand as high as possible.
  • Throw the pebble, reciting Takbir (اللّٰهُ أَكْبَرُ ) with each throw.
  • Stop reciting Talbiyah after the first pebble lands in the pot.
  • Repeat this process with your other pebbles; a total of seven pebbles should be thrown into the pot around the Jamarat.
  • If you’re stoning the small or medium Jamarat, after pelting either of the pillars, move away from it, stand away from
  • After Pelting

After the pelting has been completed, you have two options:

  • 1.
    • Return back to your camp in Mina where you wait until the animal sacrifice has been performed.
    • You then have your haircut, exit the state of Ihram and proceed to Makkah where you perform Tawaf al-Ziyarah.
  • 2.
    • Proceed to Makkah to perform Tawaf al-Ziyarah directly from the Jamarat, while the animal sacrifice is performed on your behalf, as is normally arranged by tour operators.
    • When sacrifice has been carried out at which point you can go ahead and have your haircut in Makkah, allowing you to leave the state of Ihram and perform Tawaf al-Ziyarah.

Hady

  • Hady is the Wajib (obligatory) sacrifice performed on the Day of Nahr.
  • It can be carried out after performing Rami of the Jamarah al-Aqaba (the big pillar) up until sunset on the 12th of Dhul Hijjah.
  • If it is carried out before or after this timeframe, a penalty will be necessary.
  • It must be performed before cutting your hair and leaving the state of Ihram.
  • It is a Sunnah to perform your sacrifice in Mina, although it is completely acceptable to have it done in Muzdalifah and Makkah.

Halq/Taqsir

  • After you have received confirmation of the animal sacrifice being carried out, proceed to have your hair shaved if you’re a man (Halq) or trimmed if you’re a woman (Taqsir).
  • The hair must be cut before sunset on the 12th of Dhul Hijjah. If it is delayed beyond this point, a penalty will be due.
  • The hair may be cut in Makkah, Mina or Muzdalifah although it is Sunnah to have the hair cut in Mina.
  • Cutting the hair outside the boundary of the Haram will result in a penalty.
  • Once the hair has been cut, all restrictions of Ihram will be lifted with the exception of marital relations between husband and wife.

Tawaf al-Ziyarah

  • After having your hair cut, you will proceed to Makkah where you will perform Tawaf al-Ziyarah (also known as Tawaf al-Ifadah).
  • It should be performed after Fajr on the 10th and before sunset on the 12th of Dhul Hijjah, although performing it on the 10th is advisable.
  • Women in a state of major impurity must delay performing Tawaf al-Ziyarah until they are clean.

It is advisable to travel back to Makkah by bus or by taxi as you will need the energy to perform the Tawaf and Sa’i.

  • Performing Tawaf al-Ziyarah
  • Prior to performing Tawaf al-Ziyarah, it a Sunnah to perform Ghusl (shower).
  • You may want to perform this Tawaf on the roof level as the lower levels can become extremely crowded.
  • As you begin the Tawaf, you don’t have to make a specific intention for Tawaf al-Ziyarah
  • Complete the seven circuits of Tawaf and perform two Rakats of Salah at Maqam Ibrahim thereafter. You should also drink some Zamzam water.

(Please note, Raml (uncovering your right shoulder if in Ihram) or Idtiba (walking briskly) should not be practised during this Tawaf.)

SA’I

  • Sa’i of Tawaf al-Ziyarah is a requirement for those performing Hajj al-Tamattu.
  • The first Sa’i performed after Tawaf al-Ziyarah will be regarded as the Sa’i of Tawaf al-Ziyarah.
  • This Sa’i can be performed in regular clothing if you have discarded your Ihram
  • Complete the seven circuits of Sa’i between Safa and Marwah.
  • Travelling back to Mina
  • Travelling back to Mina and spending the nights of the 10th and 11th of Dhul Hijjah is a Sunnah.

If you are elderly, infirm or very young, or caring for someone that is, you may spend one or both nights in Makkah depending on your situation, without it being disliked (Makruh).

Women may also have their Mahrams remain with them if the need arises.

Day 3 End

  • Summary of Day 3

If you have performed the below activities at the end of the day than your Hajj day 3 is completed.

  • Go to Mina after Fajr.
  • Perform Rami (pelting) of Jamarah al-Aqaba (the big pillar).
  • Perform Hady (animal sacrifice).
  • Perform Halq / Taqsir (get your hair shaved or trimmed).
  • Proceed to Makkah.
  • Perform Tawaf al-Ziyarah.
  • Perform Sa’i.
  • Go back to Mina (unless you have a valid excuse to stay in Makkah).






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