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Ruling on Performing the Rites of Hajj on the Day of Annahr Orderly

Answered according to Shafi'i Fiqh by Darul Iftaa Jordan
What is the ruling on performing the rites of Hajj on the Day of Annahr in order, such as stoning the pebbles at Jamrat al-Aqaba, slaughtering and cutting hair?

Answer:
All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of The Worlds; and may his blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Mohammad and upon all his family and companions. On the Day of Annahr(10th of Dhul Hijjah/ Day of Eid), a pilgrim is allowed to perform four actions: Stoning the pebbles at Jamrat al-A`qaba Al-Kobra, slaughtering for the one offering Tamattu` and Qiraan Hajj, cutting hair or trimming it and Tawaf Al-Ifadah(circumambulation around the Ka`bah). The Sunnah is that the pilgrim should perform these actions according to the above mentioned order. The majority of the Muslim scholars-including the Shafites- are of the view that this order is a Sunnah not an obligation(Waajib), and if the pilgrim advanced one and delayed another, he is free from the liability; however, it is disliked for him to violate the Sunnah. If he did violate the Sunnah intentionally or forgetfully, whether he was familiar with the order or not, he doesn`t have to slaughter a sheep. Al-Imam An-Nawawi(May Allah bless him) said, "A pilgrim is permitted to perform four actions on the Day of Annahr after he arrives at Mina: Stoning the pebbles at Jamrat al A`qaba, slaughtering, cutting hair and Tawaf Al-Ifadah. This is their order in Sunnah."{Al-Majmou`(8/207)}. And Allah knows best.

This answer was collected from the official government Iftaa Department of Jordan.

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