We’d like to state that it is permissible according to the opinion of some Muslim scholars to throw the pebbles before dawn on 12 Dhul Hijjah. Pilgrims may throw the pebbles any time during all the days of throwing, i.e., from morning until the dawn of the following day. This is allowed for pilgrims so that they have plenty of time to perform this ritual at ease, especially if there is a valid excuse like heavy rain, crowdedness, and the like. This viewpoint is reported to have been adopted by `Ata’, the eminent jurist of Makkah in his time, and by Tawis, the eminent jurist of Yemen in his time. Both scholars received knowledge at the hands of one of the most knowledgeable persons in the Muslim Ummah, Ibn `Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him). So was also the opinion of Abu Ja`far Al-Baqir, an eminent scholar, and some contemporary scholars from the Shafi`i, Maliki and Hanbali schools. This view was also reported to have been held by Imam Ahmad.