To stone the remaining Jamarat

Q: Upon throwing the pebbles at Jamarat (stone pillars at which pebbles are thrown during Hajj) on the 11th of Dhul-Hijjah, some pilgrims hired some people to throw pebbles on their behalf on the 12th day of Dhul-Hijjah. Afterwards, they went to Makkah to perform Tawaf-ul-Wada` (circumambulation of the Ka`bah on leaving Makkah) and set out for Jeddah. They feared missing the plane as the time of the flight is fixed. Is this Hajj valid? Should they offer Hady (a sacrificial animal offered by the pilgrim)? If yes, how many should they offer?

A: If the reality is as you have mentioned, their Hajj is valid but is not complete. They missed spending the night in Mina on the night of the 12th of Dhul-Hijjah and throwing the three pebbles after mid-day then performing Tawaf-ul-Wada`. Undoubtedly, they are sinners as they went against the saying of Allah (Exalted be He): And perform properly (i.e. all the ceremonies according to the ways of Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم), the Hajj and ‘Umrah (i.e. the pilgrimage to Makkah) for Allâh. And against the saying of the Prophet (peace be upon him): Learn your (Hajj) rituals from me. They should repent to Allah and ask for His forgiveness. According to the preponderant view in this issue, each of them should offer one sacrifice that will be sufficient for missing spending the night in Mina, a second sacrifice for not throwing the pebbles and a third one for not performing Tawaf-ul-Wada`. They are like those who do not throw pebbles as they left before finishing throwing all the pebbles and those who do not do not perform Tawaf-ul-Wada` as they performed it before completing the rest of rituals. (Part No. 11; Page No. 293) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings of Allah be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and Companions!