Duaa after Throwing the Pebbles

21 July, 2021
Q Dear scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. Is it Sunnah to say duaa after throwing the pebbles?


Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.

Regarding your question, Sheikh Sayyed Sabiq states in his well-known book Fiqh As-Sunnah:

It is desirable to stand facing the qiblah, to praise Allah while supplicating to Him for forgiveness for oneself, and for one’s fellow Muslims.

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Ahmad and Al-Bukhari have reported from Salim ibn `Abdullah ibn `Umar and he from his father that when the Prophet (peace be upon him) threw pebbles at the first Jamarah which is near the mosque, he said, “Allahu Akbar.” Thus he threw seven pebbles and each time he said, “Allahu Akbar”. Then he went and turned left toward the bottom of the valley. There, he stood for quite a long time facing the direction of the qiblah, and raising his hands he supplicated to Allah. Then he went and threw seven pebbles at the second Jamarah saying, “Allahu Akbar” with each throw. Thereafter, he went to the left of the bottom of the valley, stood there facing the qiblah and supplicated to Allah with raised hands. Then he went to the Jamarah near Al-`Aqabah, threw seven pebbles at it, uttering a Takbir with each throw. After this, he left and did not pause.

According to this hadith, the Prophet (peace be upon him) did not pause after throwing pebbles at Jamrat Al-`Aqabah, but he did pause after throwing pebbles at the other two Jamarahs.

The scholars have, in the light of the above hadith, suggested that after any throwing of the pebbles at the Jamarah that is not followed by another throwing on the same day, one should not stop (for supplications), but if throwing (of pebbles) is followed by another throwing on the same day, one should stand there and make supplications.

Ibn Majah has reported from Ibn `Abbas that after throwing pebbles at Jamrat Al-`Aqabah, the Prophet (peace be upon him) used to leave, and not stop (for supplications).

Allah Almighty knows best.

Editor’s note: This fatwa is from Ask the Scholar’s archive and was originally published at an earlier date.