Hajj & 'Umrah Made Easy

Common mistakes in stoning

1. Some pilgrims stone the pillar with pieces of wood and shoes or sandals. It does not behoove a guest of the Merciful Lord to do such things.

2. Some pilgrims pick big and rough pebbles for stoning while it is recommended that the pebbles should be small and soft.

3. While stoning the pillar, some pilgrims miss it and instead hit a fellow pilgrim resulting in bruising or bleeding. Therefore, a pilgrim should take extreme caution in stoning so that he does not hurt a fellow pilgrim. If he does this knowingly, then he is liable for paying indemnity.