Tuesday 6 Ramadan 1444 - 28 March 2023

Ruling on stoning the Jamaraat on behalf of another


I stoned the Jamaraat on behalf of a person who was to too old to do it. What should I do?.


Praise be to Allah.

If the person who delegated you to stone the Jamaraat on his behalf is unable to do it because of the hardship and crowding, it is permissible for you to stone them on his behalf. You mentioned that he is elderly, so it is most likely that he is unable to do it himself. 

It says in Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah, 11/286. 

If a person is unable to stone the Jamaraat then he may appoint someone to do it on his behalf. Jamarat al-‘Aqabah and the others are all the same in this regard. He should appoint someone who is trustworthy and is also doing Hajj that year… 

Based on this, your stoning the jamaraat on behalf of that elderly person is acceptable and you do not have to do anything. 

Each time you stone the jamaraat, you should stone it first for yourself and then on behalf of the other person, and you should do this at each of the jamaraat. You do not have to stone all three first for yourself and then go back and stone them on his behalf, rather you can stone each one for yourself and then for him, in one standing. But you should start by stoning it for yourself. 

See also question no. 36853

And Allaah knows best.

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