The Order of The Things to Do on The Day of Eid


What is the order of things to be done on eid day?

The duties that are needed to be carried out on the day of Eid Al-Adha, are carried out in this order:

  1. a) The stoning of jamratul aqabah,
  2. b) The slaughtering of the qurban,
  3. c) Shaving or cutting the hair,
  4. d) The ifada tawaf,

It is wajib to carry out the stoning before getting shaved and before doing the ifada tawaf. When this is not done, this can be made up for by slaughtering the qurban.

If the person cuts the qurban before the stoning or if they carry out the ifada tawaf before cutting the qurban or getting shaved or even both, if they get their hair shaved before cutting the qurban, no punishment is required.

It is wajib for the hajjis to return to Mina after the ifada tawaf. They will stay here for three days if they are not in a hurry to return to Makkah, two days if they are in a hurry. When they return to Mina, it is wajib for them to throw seven rocks each at the big, medium-sized and small shaitan in the afternoon. The waqt of stoning will continue up to the setting of the sun. It is a mistake to do the stoning at night.

In order for the stoning to be considered sahih the thing that is thrown must be a stone, for there to be seven stones, each of the stones must be thrown separately, the stoning of the three shaitans must be carried out in order. It is considered mandub to throw the stones with the right hand, to recite the takbir when throwing each stone, to not give a break when throwing the seven stones, to read enough duas for the amount of time it would take to read Surat Baqarah after throwing stones at the big and medium-sized shaitans.

It is mandub to carry out the wada tawaf after finishing the duties of hajj.

It is needed for the stoning of jamratul aqabah to be carried out before the shaving and the ifada tawaf; if they carry it out before any one of these two, the qurban must be slaughtered.

Source: Fiqh1 (According To The Maliki School Of Islamic Law), Erkam Publications

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