Forced to leave Muzdalifah before wuqoof

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Q: A friend and his family were not able to stay in muzdalifah on Youm-u-nahar in between fajar to tuloo’, not even for 5 mins as they were forced to leave muzdalifah @12:30 (at night) as they were having toddlers and womenfolk with them, so they were not able to offer fajr namaz there in muzdalifah.

One mufti sb told that they should have left the women in mina and came back for wuqoof in muzdalifah, hence they have to offer damm. Another mufti sb told that there is no need for damm. Both are great Deobandi mufti’s. What should they do?


A: Wuqoof in Muzdalifa is waajib. If a man leaves out the Wuqoof in Muzdalifa (after subah saadiq on the 10 th of Zul Hijjah) dam is compulsory upon him. However, the old, women and children have been granted concession not to make the Wuqoof but to leave Muzdalifa to go to Mina before the time of Wuqoof.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.