The prayers after tawaaf
The prayers after tawaaf
The third obligation in the Umrat-ul-Tamat'toe consists of two rakaats to be recited after the Tawaaf. It is recited like the Fajr prayers except that the reciter has the option to recite it aloud or silently. It is obligatory to recite it close to Maqaame Ibrahim (a.s.) and, as a matter of caution, it is clear that it must be recited at its rear. If it is not possible to do so, one may recite them on one of its both sides in addition to reciting them far from the Maqaam but at its rear. If this is not possible, any of the two is sufficient. However, if this is not possible either, then one may recite them anywhere in the Mosque, as a mater of caution, as close to the Maqaam as possible.This is the rule when the Tawaaf is obligatory but when it is optional, one may pray anywhere in the Mosque.
If a person deliberately omits to say the prayers after Tawaaf, his Hajj is invalid.
The prayers must be recited immediately after the Tawaaf, that is to say, there must not be a gap of time, generally speaking, between the Tawaaf and the prayers.
If a pilgrim forgets to recite the prayers after Tawaaf and remembers them after Saee, he should recite them immediately and there is no need to repeat the Saee, although one may do so as a matter of caution. If he remembers them in the course of the Saee, he should interrupt it and recite the prayers at the Maqaam and then return to complete the Saee from where he had interrupted it. If he remembers them after departing from Makkah, it is obligatory to return and recite them at the Maqaam, if doing so will not cause inconvenience and if it is not possible to return, he should say them wherever he remembers them. Even if it is possible to return to the boundary of the Haram, it is not necessary to do so. If one omits to recite the prayers out of ignorance, the same rule applies to him as for the one who forgets.
If a person dies but has an obligation to recite the prayers, it is obligatory on his eldest son to have the qadha recited.
If the recitation of the prayers by the pilgrim is not correct and he is unable to correct it, it is sufficient for him to recite whatever he knows. If it is possible to render the recitation correct, it is obligatory to do so. If, despite such possibility, he does not correct the prayers and the time becomes short, he should recite them as best he can and also join congregational prayers and also appoint an agent to recite them on his behalf.
If a pilgrim is unaware that his recitation is incorrect and his ignorance is excusable, his prayers are valid and there is no need to recite them again, even if he comes to know after the prayers that there was a defect in them. If his ignorance was not excusable, then after correcting his error, he must recite the prayers after Tawaaf again and the rules relating to a person who had forgotten to recite the prayers will apply to him.