Now on the way from Mina to Makkah your staying for a while at the place of Muhassab is Sunnat. Nowadays, the conveyance of Motor Lorries is not usually in one’s own control. It is therefore very difficult to stay anywhere on the way. As such, there is no harm if due to this helplessness one does not stay at Muhassab (Zaubda).
In case of your failure in offering sacrifice or performing Tawaf-e-Ziyarat even on the 11th day, you should accomplished to day is only to perform Rami on the three Jamarat just as you have already done on the 11th Zilhijja. Now your stay any more in Mina for a Rami on the 13 th Zilhijja depends upon your own choice. If you desire, you may proceed to Makkah after being free from Rami on the 12th Zilhijja provided you leave Mina before Sunnat. Your leaving Mina will stand Makroh in case the sun of 12th Zilhijja has already set while you are still in Mina.
After offering sacrifice it is Wajib to have your head shaven or your hair cut equal in length to a joint of a finger (about one inch). But it is not necessary to be done today. It may be done at any time upto the 12th of Zilhijja but you will remain under the restrictions of Ihram whatever length of time you may pass until you have your head shaven or your hair cut. In case you have your head shaven or your hair cut on the 10th of Zilhijja you will be relieved from Ihram formalities. Now, wearing sewn clothes, using perfumes, pruning nails and having your hair cut, all these things become lawful for you, but your enjoying a sexual intercourse with your wife will not be lawful until you are relieved from the obligation of Tawaf-e-Ziyarat i.e. Tawaf-e-
The Rami At Jamrat-Ul-Aqaba
Today on reaching Mina, the first thing to do is the Rami at Jamarat-ul-Aqaba which is Wajib on this very day. It may please be noted that there are three such places in Mina which are called as Jamarat. Seven pebbles are pelted on each of these Jamarat. The first Jamra is near the mosque of Mina i.e. Masjid-e-Khaif. It is called Jamrat-ul-‘Ola. The 2nd Jamra is next to the first and is called Jamrat-ul-Aqaba is situated at the end of Mina. Today on the 10th Zilhijja, you are to perform Rami with seven pebbles on Jamrat-ul-Aqaba only. Rami literally means pelting of stones or pebbles. This Rami is observed as a memorial of that approved action of Hazrat Ibrahim (Abraham) which he did at the time he took his son Hazrat Isma’il (Ishamel) for offering him as sacrifice and the satan tried to mislead him. At that time Hazrat Ibrahim repelled the satan by throwing pebbles at him.
A short while before the sunrise which may be equivalent to the time sufficing two Rak’ats of prayers, you are to proceed to Mina from Muzdalifa. Delaying your proceeding is contrary to Sunnat (Hayat-ul-Qulob). It is also a Sunnat to collect from Muzdalifa seven pebbles equal to a big gram or a date-stone in size for the purpose of Rami at Jamarat-ul-Aqaba.
Muzdalifa is situated within the boundaries of Haram at a distance of 3 miles towards the east from Mina. You are to reach Muzdalifa on the night of the 10th Zilhijja after being free from the Waqof in Arafat. Maghrib and Isha prayers are to be said together in the time of Isha. The name of Allah and Talbia should be continuously repeated throughout the way. On this day, it is not permissible for the Hajj Pilgrims to say their Maghrib prayers in Arafat or on the way to Muzdalifa. It is Wajib to delay their Maghrib prayers and to say it is Muzdalifa alongwith Isha prayers. The Waqof Fardh prayers of Isha should be said imm-
ediately after the Fardh prayers of Maghrib. Sunnat prayers of Maghrib as well as Sunnat and Witr prayers of Isha should be said afterwards (Zubda).
Today you are to perform the most important fundamental of Hajj, without which Hajj does not stand performed. Today, when the sun rises a bit high you are to set out for Arafat from Mina. Outside the precincts of Haram and at a distance of 9 miles from Mecca, Arafat is that great open field where the Holy Prophet Hazrat Adam and Hazrat Hawwa were mutually acquainted and met together after their separation. This very acquaintance (ma’rifa or t’aruf) is said to be the root of the name of Arafat.
Today, after sunrise, all the pilgrims are to go to Mina in the state of Ihram. Mufrid whose Ihram is for Hajj only and Qarin whose Ihram is for Hajj and Umra collectively, both are already with Ihram. The Mutamatte who had taken off his Ihram after Umra as well as the inhabitants of Haram will today wear Ihram at first. They should take a bath in accordance with Sunnat and should come in Masjid-e-Haram after wearing Ihram. It is Mustahab for them to perform a Tawaf. After saying two Rak’ats of Tawaf they should say two more Rak’ats for Ihram. Then they should make up their mind for Hajj in this way :