The World Federation One Stop Fiqh

Ritual 326

If, on grounds of ill health or old age, a pilgrim is unable to perform tawaf by himself, it is permissible for him to seek assistance from another person, albeit by way of being carried by another person, or pushed on a wheelchair. However he should, as a matter of precaution, be carried in such a way that his feet touch the ground.

If even that is not possible, he must hire an agent to perform the tawaf on his behalf. Should that not be feasible because, for example, he has passed out, his guardian, or an agent must do it for him.

The same rule applies to the prayer after tawaf. If he can say it himself, he should do so; otherwise, he should hire an agent to say it for him. (Rules regarding menstruation of women have already been discussed under ‘Conditions of Tawaf’).