Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 5, Hajj and ‘Umrah, Fiqh 5.072.

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. A prayer in it is better than a hundred thousand prayers in any other mosque. In a supererogatory tawaf one may not uncover one’s shoulder or jog. It is sunnah to perform a tawaf of Ka’bah as a salutation to the Sacred Mosque upon entering it, unlike other mosques where on entering them a two rakah prayer is offered as a salutation to the mosque.

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