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First du’aa when looking at the Ka’bah, wudhu breaks during tawaaf

Fatwaa ID: 1826

Assalamu Alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu
I have two questions
1- I was wondering if, when someone is seeing the Kabah for the first time, is there a recommendation for what dua to make? More specifically, if someone does not recall all of the duas they want accepted, as upon first glance of Kabah all duas are accepted insha Allah, can they simply say May Allah accept all my duas? As amidst the emotions it may be difficult to recall one’s more important duas. Please advise
2- If in the state of Ihram while in Tawaaf, your Wudu breaks, is the remainder of your Tawaf invalid? Or can you finish the 7 Tawaf and make wudu after?
Jazakillahu Khairan.

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

  1. There is no basis to the notion that the du’aa made at the first glance towards the Ka’bah is accepted. However, it is hoped that du’aa in general is accepted when looking at the Ka’bah, irrespective of whether it is the first or other times.
    Nevertheless, there is no specific du’aa that should be made when seeing the Ka’bah for the first time. When making du’aa, here and elsewhere, it is advisable to make comprehensive du’aa that include the good of this world and the next. The best du’aas to make are the comprehensive du’aas that Nabi ﷺ taught us such as,

رَبَّنَا ءَاتِنَا فِي الدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةً وَفِي الآخِرَةِ حَسَنَةً، وَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ ‏
“O our Lord! Grant us goodness in this world and goodness in the Hereafter, and protect us from the torment of the hell-fire.”

اللهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ مِنَ الْخَيْرِ كُلِّهِ عَاجِلِهِ وَآجِلِهِ، مَا عَلِمْتُ مِنْهُ وَمَا لَمْ أَعْلَمْ، وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الشَّرِّ كُلِّهِ، عَاجِلِهِ وَآَجِلِهِ مَا عَلِمْتُ مِنْهُ، وَمَا لَمْ أَعْلَمْ، اللهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ مِنْ خَيْرِ مَا سَأَلَكَ عَبْدُكَ وَنَبِيُّكَ مُحَمَّدٌ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ، وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا عَاذَ مِنْهُ عَبْدُكَ وَنَبِيُّكَ، اللهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ الْجَنَّةَ وَمَا قَرَّبَ إِلَيْهَا مِنْ قَوْلٍ أَوْ عَمَلٍ، وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ النَّارِ وَمَا قَرَّبَ إِلَيْهَا مِنْ قَوْلٍ أَوْ عَمَلٍ ، وَأَسْأَلُكَ أَنْ تَجْعَلَ كُلَّ قَضَاءٍ تَقْضِيهِ لِي خَيْرًا
“O Allaah! I ask you of all good, in this world and the next, whether I know of it or don’t. I seek refuge in you from all evil, in this world and the next, whether I know of it or don’t.
O Allaah! I ask of you all good that your servant and prophet Muhammad (S) used to ask of you. I seek refuge in you from all evil that your servant and prophet Muhammad (S) used to seek refuge in you from.
O Allaah! I ask you for Jannah and what brings me nearer to it of deeds and sayings. I seek refuge in You from Hell-Fire and what brings me near to it of deeds and sayings.
I ask you for the good consequences of Your Decree.”

Briefer than the above,

اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّا نَسْأَلُكَ مِنْ خَيْرِ مَا سَأَلَكَ مِنْهُ نَبِيُّكَ مُحَمَّدٌ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ، وَنَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا اسْتَعَاذَ مِنْهُ نَبِيُّكَ مُحَمَّدٌ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ، وَأَنْتَ المُسْتَعَانُ، وَعَلَيْكَ البَلَاغُ، وَلَا حَوْلَ وَلَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللَّهِ.

  1. If one’s wudhu breaks during tawaaf, then he must make wudhu again and continue from where he left off. If he wishes to restart, then that too is permissible according to some of the jurists. If he continues the ‘Umrah Tawaaf without wudhu, then the dam penalty will be necessary.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

03/24/1445 AH – 10/11/2023 CE | AML1-8417

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


وأخرج الطبراني والبيهقي، عن أبي أمامة رضي الله عنه قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: “تفتح أبواب السماء ويستجاب الدعاء في أربعة مواطن: عند التقاء الصفوف في سبيل الله، وعند نزول الغيث، وعند إقامة الصلاة، وعند رؤية الكعبة”.


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