Tawaf Al-Wada‘ [Farewell Tawaf]

  • If the pilgrim intends to travel back home, he goes to The House and makes the Tawaf Al-Wada’, i.e. the Farewell Tawaf, as described earlier. However, there is no Ramal [Jogging] and Idtibaa [exposing the right shoulder while covering the left one] in Tawaf Al-Wada’.
  • This Tawaf is obligatory. However, menstruating women are exempted from it; they need not wait for their menses to be over. [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]
  • The Prophet [s.a.w.s] said:
    “No one should depart until his last engagement is with The House.” [Muslim]
  • The pilgrim may carry along with him some quantity of Zamzam water, as a blessed souvenir.
  • When the pilgrim is done with the Tawaf, he may go to Al- Multazam, attach himself to it, where possible and supplicate as he pleases.
  • Once the pilgrim is done with the Tawaf, he walks out of The House, as usual, making the Du’a of going out of a mosque.
  • It is not permissible for the pilgrim for any reason other than travel arrangements to remain in Makkah once he is done with Tawaf Al-Wada’. If the pilgrim should otherwise stay back in Makkah, he should repeat it so that his last engagement is with The House.
  • There are no special supplications received from the Prophet [s.a.w.s] for this occasion.

End of Hajj