Current Legal Issues

Wuquf at Arafat and Muzdalifa

Q.1 If the mukallaf made niyyah for wuquf at Arafat or Muzdalifa, then slept the entire time, would his wuquf be in order?

If the niyyah was made at the start of time, then he slept till its end, it is in order. If the niyyah was made before the onset of time, then he slept the whole time, the [partial] wuquf shall not make up for the [prescribed] one, as a matter of ihtiyat .

Q.2 The opinion of the late Ayatullah al-Udhma as-Sayyid al-Khoei (May his soul rest in peace) was that it be sufficient for women to do wuquf at the holy Mashar [Muzdalifa], albeit nominal. What is your eminences opinion on this case?

Yes, it is sufficient for women to do nominal wuquf at Muzdalifa on the eve of Eid (Festivities of Sacrifice).