Is the Muqeem Of Makkah Required To Perform Tawaf al-Widaa?

Fatwa ID: 03160

Answered by: Alimah Nasima Umm Hamza​

Question:

There is a brother who was a muqeem in Makkah , he performed hajj and after the 12th returned to his home and resumed his daily life. Just 3 days ago, he decided he’s moving to Riyadh, and after leaving, some people say he should of performed tawaaf widaa and he now has to give damm .  Is that correct

Answer:

In The Name Of Allah, The Most-Merciful, The Most Kind

 

The tawaf al-widaa is not waajib (obligatory) on the residents of Makkah because they are not bidding the Ka’bah farewell. [[1]] If he left Makkah after the days of Hajj were over, then he was still considered a muqeem during the days of Hajj and therefore no damm is required from him.

 

Only Allah knows best

Answered By Aalimah Nasima Umm Hamza

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham


[1] Al-Hidayah, Imran Nyazee Translation,  Kitab al-Hajj, page 439

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