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[Sharh Muwatta Imam Malik – Shaikh Zubair Ali Zai] – Hadith No.91 –:– It Is Allowed To Perform Tawaf Whilst Riding

Itihaf ul-Basim Fi Tahqiq Muwatta al-Imam Malik [Talkhis al-Qabisi] Riwayah Abdur Rahman ibn al-Qasim

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Muhadith Zubair Ali Zai

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 It Is Allowed To Perform Tawaf Whilst Riding

[91] From Maalik from Abul-Aswad Muhammad ibn Abd ur-Rahman ibn Nawfal from Urwa ibn az-Zubair from Zainab bint Abi Salama that Um Salama (Radi Allahu Anha), the wife of the Prophet, (Sallalahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) said, “I once complained to the Messenger of Allah (Sallalahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) that I was ill and he said, ‘Do tawaf riding behind the people.’ So I did tawaf riding my camel, while the Messenger of Allah (Sallalahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) was praying by the side of the House, reciting Surat at-Tur.”



Al-Muwatta (Yahya’s narration 1/370, 371 hadith no.843, book 20, chapter 40, hadith no.123), at-Tamhid (13/99), al-Istidhkar: (no.791)

Transmitted by Bukhari (no.464) and Muslim (no.1276) from the hadith of Malik

1) There is an ijma that those who are ill or have a sharia compliant excuse can perform tawaf of the house of Allah and do Sa’i between Safa and Marwa whilst riding (for e.g. like on a wheelchair) 

2) According to what is most correct, the Prophet (Sallalahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) was reciting the surah in the Fajr prayer.

3) Just like women are in the row behind the men during salah, in the same manner women should perform the tawaf behind the men and separate from them. However if it is not possible due to difficulty, a necessity or emergency then women can perform tawaf with men. Performing tawaf by staying seperate is allowed just as it is established from the hadith in Sahih Bukhari (no.1618)

4) It is not necessary for women to participate in praying the salah in congregation even if they are in the Masjid. 

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