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An umbrella to protect people circumambulating around the Ka'bah

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Why are there no umbrella coverings are placed at the Kaaba, Mecca, so that Tawaaf becomes easy during the hot summers as well as during the rains?


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, is His slave and Messenger.


We do not know of any objection based on the Sharee'ah (Islamic law) as far as having some umbrella over the Ka'bah is concerned. However, we think that this question should be addressed to those in charge of the Masjid al-Haram. They might have some reasons for not doing so.

Allaah Knows best.

Fatwa answered by: The Fatwa Center at Islamweb