Made tawaaf al-wadaa’ but unable to depart from Makkah right after

Reference: Fataawa al-Hajj wal-‘Umrah waz-Ziyaarah – Page 84

Question: A man performed the Hajj and made the tawaaf al-wadaa’ at night but was unable to leave Makkah after the tawaaf so remained in Makkah until the morning. Then he travelled. What is the ruling [in this situation]?

Response: That which is legislated is that the tawaaf al-wadaa’ [for one having performed Hajj] should be just before his departure from Makkah, for that which is mentioned in the hadeeth of Ibn ‘Abbaas which is agreed upon [both by Imaam al-Bukhaaree and Imaam Muslim]: “The people have been commanded that their last act [before departure] should be [tawaaf] around the House (Ka’bah) except for the menstruating woman”.

So, as long as he made tawaaf with the intention to depart at night and was unable to do so until morning, then there is nothing upon him in [regard to] that, in shaa.-Allaah. And if he were to repeat the tawaaf [al-wadaa’] before [actually] departing, then this is better.

And with Allaah lies all the success, and may Allaah send prayers and salutations upon our Prophet Muhammad (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and his family and his companions.

Abu 'Abdullaah

About Abu 'Abdullaah

– from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee’ah in 2004.