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21- Doubts as to the number of rounds

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  • 320

    If, in a voluntary tawaf, a doubt arises, one can assume that the lower figure is correct; the tawaf is valid.

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  • 321

    A pilgrim may, deliberately or out of ignorance, fails to perform tawaf for Umrat-ut-Tamatu’. It could then follow that it may not be possible to perform it before zawaal of the wuquf at Arafat. The Umrah is invalid. …

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  • 322

    If a pilgrim forgets to perform tawaf, it is obligatory on him to perform it when he remembers. If by then its time has already passed, he should perform it by way of qadha; his hajj will then …

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  • 323

    A pilgrim may forget to perform tawaf. On returning home, he may have sex with his wife. Afterwards, he realizes the oversight. However, if the tawaf was for hajj, he must offer a hady of a …

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  • 324

    If a pilgrim forgets to perform tawaf, and remembers it when there is still the opportunity to perform it by way of qadha, he should undertake it in his former ihram, i.e. there will be no need to …

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  • 325

    All that becomes lawful for a pilgrim after tawaf does not become lawful for the one who forgets to perform it, until after he has performed it qadha, or his agent has done so for him.

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  • 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, …

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  • 315

    If after completing tawaf, a doubt arises as to the number of rounds performed or the propriety of tawaf, it may be ignored. If it arises after the interruption of tawaf, or in the course of the its …

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  • 316

    A pilgrim may be sure of having performed seven rounds, yet he entertains a doubt as to whether there was any addition, such as doubting if the last round was the eighth. Such a doubt should be ignored; …

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  • 317

    If a doubt arises towards the end of, or during, the round, between three and four, five or six, or any other form of shortage, the tawaf is invalidated, even if the doubt was between six and seven …

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