Fatwa: # 23681
Category: Hajj & Umrah
Country: Pakistan
Date: 22nd December 2012


Is Tawaaf-e-Qudoom Sunnah or Wajib? Who can perform Tawaf-e-Qudoom?


Asalaam u alikum,

please can you tell me if Tawaf e Qadom is sunnat or wajid? and in which type of hajj should one preform tawaf e Qadom. 

JazakAllah, Request for duas/].


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

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

Tawaf-e-Qudoom is Sunnah upon the non-residents of Makkah who come from abroad if they are performing Ifraad or Qiran Hajj. It is not Sunnah upon a person performing Tamattu. Furthermore, people residing in Makkah and performing Hajj will not perform Tawaaf-e-Qudoom.[1]


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Abdul Hannan Nizami,
Student Darul Iftaa
Chicago, USA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

[1] وَهُوَ سُنَّةٌ لِغَيْرِ الْمَكِّيِّ أَيْ طَوَافُ الْقُدُومِ سُنَّةٌ لِغَيْرِ أَهْلِ مَكَّةَ (تبيين الحقائق شرح كنز الدقائق وحاشية الشلبي، ج2ص19، المطبعة الكبرى الأميرية)

 (قَوْلُهُ وَهَذَا الطَّوَافُ طَوَافُ الْقُدُومِ) وَيُسَمَّى طَوَافُ التَّحِيَّةِ وَطَوَافُ اللِّقَاءِ وَطَوَافُ أَوَّلِ عَهْدٍ بِالْبَيْتِ (قَوْلُهُ وَهُوَ سُنَّةٌ وَلَيْسَ بِوَاجِبٍ) حَتَّى لَوْ تَرَكَهُ لَمْ يَكُنْ عَلَيْهِ شَيْءٌ كَذَا فِي الْخُجَنْدِيِّ (الجوهرة النيرة على مختصر القدوري، ج1ص154، المطبعة الخيرية)

" وهذا الطواف طواف القدوم " ويسمى طواف التحية " وهو سنة وليس بواجب ".....وليس على أهل مكة طواف القدوم " لانعدام القدوم في حقهم (الهداية في شرح بداية المبتدي، ج1ص139، دار احياء التراث العربي)

(معلم الحجاج، ص149، ناظم كتب خانه)

زبدة المناسك، ص82، سعيد)

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