Staying Overnight at Mina
pilgrim in a state of ihram spent part of the twelfth night at Mina until
morning. He then threw stones at Jamarat that morning. Is it possible for him to
return home, to Makka, for the period from the same morning till before noon
time to do nafr (hastening on) from there in the afternoon?
permissible for him to go to Mekka, provided he leaves behind (at Mina) some of
his belongings, should he have any. It is obligatory on him, though, to return
to Mina for nafr.
Q.2 A pilgrim, who is allowed to do rami (throwing
stones at Jamarat) on the night of the twelfth [of Thil Hijja], did just that.
He then went to Mekka. Is it obligatory on him to return to Mina the following
day (12th of Thil Hijja) before noon time to do nafr in the afternoon?
Yes, it is obligatory. If he wanted to go to Mina, where he has
belongings, from Mekka, it is obligatory that he leaves some of it behind.
Q.3 A woman pilgrim did rami of the three Jamarat at the night of the
12th. She then returned to Mekka before dawn. Is it obligatory on her to return
to Mina the following day (12th) for wuquf till noon?
assumes the permissibility of carrying out rami of Jamarat during night time.
That is, for people who fear for themselves from the masses during day time,
such as women, the feeble, and children. This is the opinion of Ustath
(professor) as-Sayyid al-Khoei (May his soul rest in peace). However, the option
to do rami during night time, barring Jamrah of Aqabah on the eve of the Eid, is
confined to those who have reason not to stay at Mina for the rami during day
time, such as the fearful, the shepherd, and the slave. As for women, the
feeble, and sick, etc. who cannot perform rami during day time because of the
crowds, they should deputise some other people to do it for them. On a premise
of preferential ihtiyat, combining both, the rami during night time and doing it
by proxy during day time, should be the norm.
Returning to the first
assumption, it is not permissible for him who did the rami at the night of the
12th to do nafr after rami. Suppose they left Mina for Mekka to do tawaf or any
other business, it is obligatory that they return to Mina to do nafr badaz
zawaal of the 12th day. They also have the choice to do nafr after performing
rami on the day of the 13th. This is further explained in the answer to the
Q.4 A man pilgrim did the rami in the morning of
the 12th. He then returned to Mekka. Should he return to Mina before zawaal?
If the pilgrim left Mina after doing rami, that is before zawaal, and
he had some business to attend to there, such as leaving his luggage, he has to
return. Rather, as a matter of ihtiyat, returning is obligatory, even though not
out of necessity. However, it is patently evident that it is permissible to
leave Mina on the first assumption, and, as a matter of ihtiyat luzumi,
abstaining from it on the second assumption. At any rate, it is not necessary
that he returns to Mina before zawaal, rather it is permissible to do it after
zawaal too. This is because that which is of consequence is for nafr not to be
done before zawaal. So returning to Mina after zawaal is in order so that his
nafr from there be before sunset of the same day, or after rami on the 13th