Staying at Muzdalifah (Requisite/Sunnah)

Leaving ^Arafat, the pilgrim then heads towards Muzdalifah, repeating the talbiyah.

It is sunnah to pick the pebbles to throw at the jamrahs from Muzdalifah that night, the best being ones the size of a chick pea, as al-Bukhariyy related from the Prophet.

The one who intends to stay the third night of tashriq in Mina picks seventy (70) pebbles, and the one who wants to leave before the maghrib of the second day picks forty-nine (49).

It is sunnah to stand facing the Qiblah and to make a lot of du^a’, often repeating the du^a’ most said by the Prophet: Our Lord, give us the good matters in this life, and good things in the Hereafter and protect us from the torture of the Hellfire.

اللهم ربنا آتنا فى الدنيا حسنة وفى الآخرة حسنة وقنا عذاب النار

The pilgrim stays that night in Muzdalifah. At dawn of the ^Id day, one goes to Mina to throw the pebbles at the pillar of al-^Aqabah, the greatest jamrah.

One does not have to wait until the dawn to throw the pebbles there, rather it is valid to do so after the middle of the ^Id night. However, it is a condition to throw the pebbles one by one, by one’s own hand, and that they land in the specified basin. It is sunnah to say “Allahu akbar” while throwing each pebble.

After throwing the pebbles on the day of the ^Id, it is sunnah for the pilgrim to slaughter an animal in Mina and distribute its meat to the poor people of Makkah. This animal can be a sheep or even a camel.