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Tawaaf related queries

Fatwaa ID: 1317

Assalamualeikum w.w

  1. Is the 2 rakaats waajibut tawaaf performed only after a tawaaf of umra or after a nafl tawaaf as well? Hence will the 2 rakaats after a nafl tawaaf be waajib or nafl?
  2. If a person wishes to make nafl tawaaf e.g. while waiting for salaah. Is it compulsory for him to complete the 7 rounds? What if a person only does 3 rounds and he doesn’t complete the 7 rounds later also, will he still get reward for a complete tawaaf?
  3. (A women) after having performed a tawaaf of umra (before performing 2 rakaats waajibut tawaaf and making sa’ee) she experiences her haidh. After becoming clean from haidh does she have to repeat the tawaaf or does she continue from where she left off?

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

  1. The 2 rak’ahs post tawaaf is waajib according to the Hanafi legal school. This is applicable to ‘umrah tawaaf, nafl tawaaf and all other tawaafs one performs.
  2. According to the Hanafi legal school, once a person commences nafl tawaaf, it becomes waajib upon him to complete it. He must complete the remainder from where he left off. If he does not complete it, he will be sinful. Aside from that, he will have to pay a monetary expiation of SAR 13 (Sadaqatul Fitr equivalent) for each outstanding circuit. Likewise, istighfaar must be made.
  3. If a woman experiences haydh after performing the tawaaf of ‘umrah, then she should proceed on and perform the sa’ee. Tahaarah is not a prerequisite for sa’ee. She should perform the two rak’ahs later on when she becomes taahir and also make istighfaar for the delay.

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

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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