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Reason for pelting the jamaraat

Fatwaa ID: 508

Assalamu alakum

Is it true The reason we pelt the three shaitan pillars during hajj is because Ibrahim AS,his wife and Ismail AS pelted shaitan when Ismail AS was being taken to sacrifice. So they stopped the waswasa with pelting shaitan?

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

The main reason we pelt the jamaraat is because Nabi ﷺ commanded us to do so. This is done in commemorating Sayyiduna Ibraheem ﷺ when he pelted the shaytaan. He did so because the shaytaan came and tried to divert him from the command of Allaah Ta’aala. In this, there is the factor of the shaytaan being humiliated.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

07/11/1444 AH – 02/02/2023 CE | AML3-3184

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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