Mistakes which occur during the tawaaf

Reference: al-Bid’u wal-Muhdathaat wa maa laa Asla lahu – Page 398
al-Fataawa Fadheelatush-Shaykh Saalih Ibn Fowzaan al-Fowzaan – Volume 2, Page 30

Question: There are some mistakes which occur whilst making tawaaf, what are those mistakes?

Response: Many pilgrims adhere to specific supplications whilst making tawaaf. There are groups from amongst them that take [their supplications] from one designated to read and then they all repeat this as a group in chorus. This is a mistake from two points:

Firstly: This is adhering to a supplication which is not mentioned to be adhered to in the this place (tawaaf) because no specific supplication has been mentioned on the authority of the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) whilst making tawaaf;

Secondly: The group supplication in chorus is an innovation, which also interferes with the [concentration of] other pilgrims making tawaaf. That which is legislated is for everyone to supplicate on their own without raising the voices.

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.