There are several kinds of tawaf, as follows:
- Tawaf al-Qudum (Arrival Circumambulation). This is sunna for those com-ing from outside of Makka.
- Tawaf al-Ifada or Ziyara (Obligatory Circumambulation of Visiting). This is one of the three pillars of Hajj, and should be done during the first 3 days of the ‘Iyd al-Adha. If this is not possible, one can do it at any time during one’s life, but must offer a sacrifice as penalty.
- Tawaf al-Wada’ (Farewell Circumambulation). This is necessary for all pilgrims coming from outside of Makka.
- Tawaf al-Tatawwu’ (Supererogatory Circumambulation). Pilgrims can perform this as often as they want to during their stay in Makka.
- November 03, 2013
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