How to Expiate For Nafl Tawaf Performed Without Wudu?

Answered by Ustadh Sufyan Qufi


What is the ruling on performing a Nafl Tawaaf without Wudu, what is required to be done?


In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful,

I pray this finds you in the best of states.

If a voluntary Tawaf was performed without wudu, half a sa’ (1.75kg to 2.32 kg) of wheat (or its monetary equivalent) will have to be given as charity for every circuit performed without wudu. [Ibn Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar]

This is due to the fact that a tawaf without wudu is defective as it is necessary (wajib) to perform any Tawaf in a state of ritual purity. [Ibn Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar; Shurunbulali, Nur al-Idah]

The Prophet (peace and blessings upon him) said: “The tawaf around the Ka’ba is like the prayer except for the fact that you are allowed to talk in it.” [Tirmidhi]

And Allah knows best.

[Ustadh] Sufyan Qufi
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadh Sufyan Qufi is an advanced seeker of knowledge, originally from Algeria, who grew up in France. He began searching far and wide for answers to the fundamental questions of life and was disappointed at the answers he found. Then he connected with various traditional teachers and gradually connected with SeekersGuidance. He embarked on his journey of learning through the various teachers at SeekersGuidance, including his mentor Shaykh Faraz Rabbani. He studied numerous texts in Islamic Law, Theology, Hadith, and other areas with Shaykh Faraz Rabbani and other teachers, including Shaykh Abdurrahman al-Sha‘ar, Shaykh Ali Hani, and others. He is an active instructor at SeekersGuidance and answers questions through the SeekersGuidance Answers Service.