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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Tawaaf with Baby

Q: We are going for Umrah. When I perform tawaf for umrah can I do this 7 times or 14 times as I will have my one and a half year baby with me at the time? Must I perform the walking between Safwa and Marwa seperately or together with the baby?

You will make one Tawaaf which consists of seven rounds and one Sa'ee which is seven times between Safa and Marwa. You do not need to make a separate Tawaaf and a separate Sa'ee of Safa Marwa for the baby. From Safa to Marwa is one crossing, then back again is another. So between the two you will move seven times.

Moulana Yusuf Laher
Checked and approved by: Mufti Siraj Desai