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Section : Performing Tawaf.1. One must begin tawaf (circumambulation) with one's right shoulder uncovered, and the Ka'bah on one's left side, while facing the Black Stone, kissing it, if possible, or touching it with one's hand, or pointing in its direction, and saying, Bismillah wallahak baalla humma imanan bika wa tasdiqan bikitabika wa wafa'an bi … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 5, Hajj and ‘Umrah, Fiqh 5.069.

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Section : Reciting the Qur'an in Tawaf.A person may recite the Qur'an while performing tawaf, because the purpose of tawaf is to remember Allah and the Qur'an is a reminder and a remembrance of Allah. 'Aishah reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "Tawaf (circumambulation) around the House of Allah, walking between Safa … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 5, Hajj and ‘Umrah, Fiqh 5.071.

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Section : Excellence of Tawaf.Ibn 'Abbas reported that Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said, "Every day Allah descends a hundred and twenty folds of His Mercy to His slaves who perform Hajj (to His House). Sixty-fold of these are specified for people performing tawaf, forty-fold for those who pray there, and twenty for those … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 5, Hajj and ‘Umrah, Fiqh 5.071A.

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Section : Kinds of Tawaf.1. Tawafal Qudum (Arrival Circumambulation).2. Tawafal Ifada (Return from Mina Circumambulation).3. Tawafal Wida' (Farewell Circumambulation). We will deal with it separately at its place.4. Tawafat Tatawwu' (Supererogatory Circumambulation).The pilgrim should make full use of his stay at Makkah performing as much supererogatory tawaf and prayers in the Sacred Mosque as possible. … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 5, Hajj and ‘Umrah, Fiqh 5.072.

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Section : Prerequisites of Tawaf, Cleanliness from all major or minor physical impurities..The Hanafi school holds that cleanliness from impurities is not a necessary condition, but an obligation which, if not found, may be compensated by a sacrifice. Thus if someone performs a Tawaf in a state of minor impurity his tawaf will be valid, … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 5, Hajj and ‘Umrah, Fiqh 5.072A.

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Section : Covering One's 'Awrah.The male should cover from the navel to the knee, and the female all her body except her face, hands and feet. (Tran.) Abu Hurairah reported: "During the Hajj for which Abu Bakr was appointed the leader by Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him), before the Farewell Hajj, Abu Bakr sent … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 5, Hajj and ‘Umrah, Fiqh 5.073.

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Section : One Must Complete Seven Rounds of the Ka'bah.Thus, if one leaves even a single step in any of the seven rounds that round will not be counted. If one is doubtful as to the number of rounds performed, one must assume the least number of rounds, and then complete the seven rounds. In … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 5, Hajj and ‘Umrah, Fiqh 5.073A.

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Section : When Making Tawaf the Ka'bah Should Be to the Left of the Person Performing Tawaf. Circumambulating with the Ka bah on one's right is invalid.Jabir (may Allah be pleased with him) reported: "When Allah's Messenger arrived in Makkah, he went to the Black Stone, kissed it, and then walked on its right side. … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 5, Hajj and ‘Umrah, Fiqh 5.073C.

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Section : Tawaf Must Be Performed Outside and Around the Ka'bah.Thus if someone were to walk within the Hijr (Commonly known as Hijr Isma'il, and situated to the north of Ka'bah, it is surrounded by a semicircular wall. Of this, only an area of six cubits (three metres approximately) extending from the Ka'bah is its … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 5, Hajj and ‘Umrah, Fiqh 5.074.

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Section : Tawaf (circumambulation) should be immediately followed by Sa'i (between Safa and Marwah).A short break in between the two, however, may be made. A longer interval because of a genuine excuse will also do no harm and is permissible. The Hanafi and Shafi'i schools hold that such a continuance (of Sa'i immediately after tawaf) … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 5, Hajj and ‘Umrah, Fiqh 5.074A.

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Section : Sunnah of Tawaf.It is Sunnah to perform certain acts in tawaf as given below:1. Facing the Black Stone at the start of the tawaf while uttering a takbir (Allahu-Akbar), and a tahlil (La ilaha illahlah), and raising one's hands as they are raised in prayers, and if possible touching it with both hands … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 5, Hajj and ‘Umrah, Fiqh 5.074B.

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Section : Crowding at the Black Stone.There is no harm in crowding around the Black Stone so long as no harm is caused to other people. Ibn 'Umar used to struggle hard to get through the crowd in order to reach the Black Stone, so much so that sometimes (he was struck on the face … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 5, Hajj and ‘Umrah, Fiqh 5.076.

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Section : Al-Idtiba' (Uncovering one's shoulder).It is reported by Ibn 'Abbas that the Prophet (peace be upon him) and his companions declared their intention to perform 'Umrah from al-Ji'ranah by putting on their ihram (Hajj garb) but leaving their right shoulders uncovered, bringing their ihram up from under their right armpits while covering the left … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 5, Hajj and ‘Umrah, Fiqh 5.076A.

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Section : Ramal 23 or Jogging.Ramal means walking fast, vigorously moving the shoulders and taking small steps, giving a sense of strength and energy. Ibn 'Umar reported that Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) jogged from the Black Stone to the Black Stone three times, and walked the remaining four rounds. (Muslim and Ahmad) If … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 5, Hajj and ‘Umrah, Fiqh 5.076B.