Saturday 9 Rabi‘ al-awwal 1440 - 17 November 2018
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Ruling on the farewell tawaaf for the disabled and for menstruating women

Question

Do menstruating women, women bleeding following childbirth, disabled people and sick people have to do the farewell tawaaf?.

Answer

Praise be to Allaah.

Menstruating woman and women who are bleeding following childbirth do not have to do the farewell tawaaf. The disabled should do it, carried by others, as should those who are sick, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “None of you should leave until the last thing that he does is to circumambulate the House.” And it was narrated in al-Saheehayn that Ibn ‘Abbaas said: The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) told the people that the last thing they should do in Makkah was to circumambulate the Ka’bah, but he exempted menstruating women. Another hadeeth indicates that women who are bleeding following childbirth (nifaas) are like menstruating women and do not have to do the farewell tawaaf. 

Source: Fataawa al-Lajnah, 11/307

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