What should we recite when pelting the Shayatin in Mina?



Imam Bukhari (rahimahullah) has recorded the following narration:

“When Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) stoned the jamrah which was near the Masjid of Mina, he stoned it with seven pebbles. Each time he threw a pebble, he said the takbir [Allahu Akbar]. Then he went forward and stood facing qiblah, raised his hands making du’a. He stood there for a long time. Then he went to the second jamrah and stoned it with seven pebbles, saying the takbir [Allahu Akbar] each time he threw a stone. Then he went down to the left near the valley and stood facing the qiblah raising his hands and making du’a. The he went to the jamrah at Al ‘Aqabah and stoned it with seven stones, saying the takbir [Allahu Akbar] with each pebble. Then he left without standing by it”

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 1753)


Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) states that the following can be deduced from this Hadith:

  • Reciting the Takbir each time you throw a pebble
  • Facing the qiblah and standing for a prolonged period [engaging in du’a] after each jamrah
  • Moving away from the jamrah after pelting so that you do not get hurt when others pelt
  • Raising the hands when making du’a


(Fathul Bari, under Hadith: 1753)



And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


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