He did not accompany his wife while performing her Farewell Tawaaf
Fatwa No: 155543

  • Fatwa Date:2-5-2011 - Jumaadaa Al-Oula 29, 1432
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Question

Question 1:- During my Umrah trip, while performing sunnah or Farwell tawaaf , my wife performed the tawaaf with my mother, while I was sitting in the Haram, looking after my 2 children’s ( 2 yr & 6 yr old). Is this tawaaf is valid. Question 2:- Conditions are similar as above only the difference is performing tawaaf alone (my wife alone).

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

If you are inquiring about the validity of the Tawaaf (circumambulation around the Ka’bah) of your wife without her being accompanied by you, then her Tawaaf is valid whether she performed Tawaaf alone or with your mother as it is not a condition for the validity of the Tawaaf of a woman to be accompanied by her Mahram.

In addition to this, the farewell Tawaaf after performing ‘Umrah is a Sunnah according to the view of some jurists and it is an obligation according to some other jurists.

Allaah Knows best.

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