Q: I traveled to
to perform `Umrah (lesser pilgrimage). I was riding a mass transport car on 14/9/1414 A.H. As we were traveling, the driver run a music cassette. When I asked him to turn it off, he got angry and stopped the car to have a fight. Some benevolent people interfered to settle things down.Second: I was throwing Jamarat (stone pillars at which pebbles are thrown during Hajj, Jamarat-ul-`Aqabah being the closest to Makkah) during the Hajj season of this year. During over-crowdedness I saw an old woman trodden on under the feet of walking people. I tried to save her, but I could not do that because of the over-crowdedness. She died because of that. This
crowdedness prevented me from throwing the first Jamarat-ul-`Aqabah (the closest stone pillar to Makkah). I threw fourteen pebbles at the second Jamarat-ul-`Aqabah.
Is that permissible or not?Third: I saw the word "Allah" written on a type of soap product which was placed inside a bathroom. I would like you to issue your Fatwa (legal opinion issued by a qualified Muslim scholar) regarding (Part No. 10; Page No. 309) the points mentioned above.
You did the right thing when you tried to correct a wrong situation by wanting to save that Muslim woman. May Allah reward you with the best!
You are obliged to offer Dam (atonement required of a pilgrim for a willful violation of a prohibition or obligation while in the ritual state for Hajj and `Umrah) for abandoning throwing the first Jamarat-ul-`Aqabah. This Dam is considered as a Fidyah (ransom) which meets the same conditions for Ud-hiyah (sacrificial animal offered by non-pilgrims). It has to be slaughtered in
Makkah and distributed to the Fuqara' (poor) who live in the area of Haram (all areas within the Sacred Sanctuary of Makkah). The seven additional pebbles which you threw at the second Jamarat-ul-`Aqabah will not make up for your missing to throw the pebbles at the first Jamarat-ul-`Aqabah. This is because each Jamrah is independent from the other.
Whenever a person finds the name of Allah (Glorified be He) written on any object which is subject to misuse, it must be wiped as a means of safeguarding it.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.