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Nasihah (Advice): Kissing the black stone –Al-Hajarul-Aswad


Sayyiduna Aslam Radhiyallahu Anhu reports that Umar Bin Khattaab Radhiyallahu Anhu came to the black stone (Al-Hajarul Aswad), kissed it and said:“By Allah, I know that you are just a stone and that you can neither do any harm nor give benefit. Had I not seen the Rasool of Allah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam kissing you, I would not have kissed you”. (Bukhari)




Question and Answer:


  1. AS SALAAMU ALAIKUM Mufti Saib. When performing Wajib or Nafl Tawaaf after completing the seventh circuit do I need to make the eight ISTILAM or just 7 ISLILAM JAZAKULLAH


(Question published as received)


  1. It is Sunnah to commence and complete the Tawaaf with Istilaam. Hence, after completing the seventh circuit of Tawaaf, one will make Istilaam for the eighth time, whether one is in the state of Ihraam (i.e. one is doing the Tawaaf of Umrah/Hajj) or one is out of the state of Ihraam (i.e. one is doing a Nafl Tawaaf). (Shaami 2/498)


And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Taahir Hansa

(The answer hereby given is specifically based on the question asked and should be read together with the question asked. Islamic rulings on this Q&A newsletter are answered in accordance to the Hanafi Fiqh unless otherwise stated.) 

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