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Holding spouse’s hand during tawaaf

Fatwaa ID: 094

Is it okay to hold hands with your spouse during tawaaf? (If it is a nafl tawaaf outside of ihraam)


In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

It is permissible to hold one’s spouse’s hand during tawaaf provided it is without lust, irrespective of it being a tawaaf in ihraam or out of ihraam[i].

And Allaah Ta’aala Knows Best.

Muajul I. Chowdhury
Student, Darul Iftaa
New York, USA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

[i]  النتف في الفتاوى للسغدي (1/ 219)

مالا يفعله المحرم في امرأته:

وأما الذي لا يجوز للمحرم ان يفعله في امرأته فانه على سبعة اوجه: احدهما لا يجامع في الفرج فان فعل فقد افسد حجه وان كان قبل وقوفه في عرفات. والثاني لا يجامع دون الفرج. والثالث لا يباشرها بالشهوة. والرابع لا يعانقها بالشهوة. والخامس لا يمسها بالشهوة. والسادس لا يقبلها بالشهوة. والسابع لا يديم النظر اليها بالشهوة. فأن فعل احدها فعليه دم امني ام لم يمن.


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