Tawaf-ul-Wada` is performed on leaving Makkah after performing the rituals of Hajj
Q 5: Before sunset of the twelfth of Dhul-Hijjah, we left
in a hurry. The organizer of the Hajj journey had rented a hall for wedding parties in a place called Al-Shara'i, no. 2 which we thought was outside the borders of
Al-Haram (all areas within the Sacred Sanctuary of Makkah).
The pilgrims spent the night there. After the Fajr (Dawn) Prayer, the pilgrims were transported in buses
Al-Haram (The Sacred Mosque in Makkah)
to perform Tawaf-ul-Wada` (circumambulation of the Ka`bah on leaving Makkah) by some and to perform Tawaf-ul-Ifadah (final obligatory circumambulation of the Ka`bah in Hajj) by others. Some knowledgeable persons told them they had to offer (atonement required of a pilgrim for a willful violation of a prohibition or obligation while in the ritual state for Hajj and `Umrah) a Fidyah (ransom) for leaving the borders of
before performing Tawaf-ul-Ifadah or Tawaf-ul-Wada`(circumambulation of the Ka`bah on leaving Makkah); is it obligatory upon a pilgrim who left the borders of
without performing Tawaf-ul-Ifadah (Part No. 10; Page No. 349) despite knowing it, to offer a sacrificial animal? As it is generally understood from the statement of the Fuqaha' (Muslim jurists) reading, "If a pilgrim returns home without performing Tawaf-ul-Wada`, he has to return to
even if his homeland was
or Basra". The Fuqaha' do not say that such a pilgrim is required to offer a sacrificial animal for not performing Tawaf. Is this correct? Please give us the ruling on this question. May Allah reward you with the best!
Tawaf-ul-Wada` is performed on leaving
Makkah after performing the rituals of Hajj. It is permissible for a pilgrim, before performing such Tawaf, to go to any place in the vicinity of
Makkah as he has not intended departure or travel. If a pilgrim goes to any place that is far from
Makkah, it is obligatory upon him to offer a sacrificial animal for having left Makkah before performing Tawaf-ul-Wada`. It is worth mentioning that returning to Makkah to perform such Tawaf does not discharge the obligation.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.