Q 2: If someone stays at Al-‘Aziziyyah in Makkah on the Days of Tashriq (11th, 12th and 13th of Dhul-Hijjah), because they are not able to stay at Mina, and they remain at the place they are staying until the sun sets on the second day of Tashriq, should they stay there until after midday of the third day, as the people of Mina do or it is not obligatory on them?

A: There is nothing wrong if someone stays at Al-‘Aziziyyah, Muzdalifah, or any other place outside Mina, if they cannot find a place at Mina during the days of Hajj. Anyone who remains at the place where they are staying until sunset on the 12th of Dhul-Hijjah (the second of the Days of Tashriq), whether they are at Al-‘Aziziyyah or anywhere like it, does not have to stay there until the 13th of Dhul-Hijjah (the third of the Days of Tashriq). They are also not required to throw the pebbles at the stone pillars on the 13th of Dhul-Hijjah.

May Allah grant us success! May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions!

Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta’
Deputy Chairman Chairman
`Abdul-Razzaq `Afify `Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz