I would like to know more about Tawaf Ziyaraah.

Question:

Aslaam Alaikum

Inshallah I will be doing Hajj this year. I would like to know more about Tawaf Ziyaraah.
Is it done the day after Hajj? If a person does not perform this Tawaf properly, does his wife become haraam?


Answer:

Wa Alaikum As Salaam,

Tawaf Ziyaraah is one of the compulsory elements of Hajj and is done after one has done the Rami, Qurbaani and shaving/trimming of the hair on the 10th of Zul Hijja.

The first time for this Tawaaf begins from the 10th Zul Hijja after one has shaved or trimmed his/her hair. It is not permissible to do so before this.

It is permissible to do this Tawaaf on the eleventh (11th) or twelfth of Zul Hijja. However, doing it on the 10th is the best.

The time for this Tawaaf lapses with the setting of the sun on the 12th Zul Hijja. If it is performed after this time, then a penalty becomes essential upon the person. (certain concessions have been given for women in their menses to delay this Tawaaf after the 12th).

If one did not do this Tawaaf properly, then it will not be allowed for him to have relations with his wife.

He must first complete this Tawaaf, and then the allowance for him to go to his wife will be given.

And Allah knows best,
Mufti Waseem Khan

2/10/2012