Performing the Tawaaf Right Away

Reference: ad-Durar an-Naadhirah fil-Fataawa al-Mu’aasirah – Page 394-395

Question: If I intended to [perform] the ‘umrah or the hajj, and [thereby] I assumed the state of ihraam and entered al-Masjid al-Haraam, should I pray the two rak’ahs of tahiyyatul-masjid, or should I begin my tawaaf right away?

Response: That which is legislated for whoever enters al-Masjid al-Haraam from the hajj and ‘umrah pilgrims is to begin with the tawaaf, and the two rak’ahs they pray after the tawaaf [behind the station of Ibraaheem] will suffice the [two rak’ahs of] tahiyyatul-masjid. If, however, there is a legislated reason preventing him from [beginning] the tawaaf upon entering the Masjid, then he should pray two rak’ahs of tahiyyatul-masjid, and then perform the tawaaf when that is easy for him. And likewise, if he entered the Masjid and the [congregational] prayer had just begun, then he should pray with the people [in congregation] and then perform the tawaaf after that.

And Allaah is the Expounder of all success.

الطواف أولاً

المرجع: الدرر الناضرة في الفتاوى المعاصرة – ص394-395

السؤال: إذا أردت العمرة أو الحج ز أحرمت و دخلت المسجد الحرام، فهل أصلي ركعتين تحية المسجد، أم أدخل في الطواف مباشرة؟

الجواب: المشروع لمن دخل المسجد الحرام من الحجاج و العمار أن يبدأ بالطواف و تكفيه ركعتا الطواف عن تحية المسجد إلا أن يكون هناك عذر شرعي يمنعه من الطواف حين دخول المسجد فإنه يصلي ركعتي التحية ثم يطوف متى تيسّر له ذلك، و هكذا لو دخل المسجد و قد أقيمت الصلاة فإنه يصلي مع الناس ثم يطوف بعد ذلك.

و الله ولي التوفيق.

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