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33- Tawaf-Un-Nisa and its prayer

Tawaf-un-Nisa’ is the tenth obligation in Hajj. The eleventh is the prayer which follows it. Although they are obligatory, they are not among the basic elements (arkan) of Hajj. That is, failure to perform them, even deliberately, does not invalidate the Hajj.

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  • 417

    Tawaf-un-Nisa is obligatory on both males and females. If a man fails to perform it, his wife becomes unlawful for him. If a woman fails to perform it, her man becomes unlawful for her. An agent performing Tawaf-un-Nisa …

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  • 418

    The procedures and rules governing Tawaf-un-Nisa, and its prayer, are the same as those for tawaf of Hajj and its prayer. The only difference is in the niyyah.

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  • 419

    If, on grounds of illness or otherwise, a person is unable to perform Tawaf-un-Nisa, he should do so with the help of another person, in a way or another as has already been discussed in Rule 326.

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  • 420

    If a man deliberately fails to perform Tawaf-un-Nisa – regardless of whether or not he did it inadvertently or was aware of the rule – his wife is forbidden to him, until it is performed. If it proves …

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  • 421

    It is not permissible to perform Tawaf-un-Nisa before sa’y. If one deliberately does so, it is obligatory to repeat it after sa’y. But if it is done out of ignorance of the rule or due to an oversight, …

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  • 422

    It is permissible to perform Tawaf-un-Nisa before the two wuqufs, for people mentioned in rule 412 above. However, they would not be able to resume intimacy with their wives until after performing the ceremonies at Mina, i.e. rami, …

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  • 423

    If a woman’s monthly period sets in and her companions could not wait for her becoming clean, it is permissible for her to abandon Tawaf-un-Nisa and leave with them. In such a case, she should, as a matter …

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  • 424

    The rules applicable to forgetting to say prayer after Tawaf-un-Nisa are the same as those for forgetting to say it after tawaf of Umrah which has been mentioned under Rule 329 above.

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  • 425

    Intimacy between man and wife can only be resumed, after both have performed Tawaf-un-Nisa and said its prayer. The prohibition on hunting remains, as a matter of precaution, till the zawaal of the thirteenth [of Thil Hijjah]. Cutting …

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