Bump into a Non-Mahram During Tawāf

10th September 2018

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته 

Question:If you bump into a non-mahram which in many cases it’s difficult to avoid especially if it’s busy then is your Tawāf nullified, or makrooh? I have also heard that it is makrooh to look at the Ka’bah whilst doing Tawāf. Is this true?


الجواب حامداً ومصلياً

In the name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful



Thank you for your above question. Bumping into a non-mahram does not nullify the Tawāf and should be obviously avoided to the best of one’s ability. Tawāf is similar to Salāh, therefore it is disliked for a person to directly look at the ka’bah.[1]


[Allāh Knows Best]

Written by:  Maulana Anas Mullah     Reviewed by: Mufti Abdul Waheed

Attested by: Shaykh Mufti Saiful Islam

 JKN Fatawa Department


[1] لِأَنَّ الطَّوَافَ لَيْسَ بِصَلَاةٍ حَقِيقَةً، وَلِهَذَا أُبِيحَ الْكَلَامُ فِيهِ كَمَا وَرَدَ فِي الْحَدِيثِ، وَلَا تُبْطِلُهُ الْمُحَاذَاةُ،

(البحر الرائق، كتاب الحج، باب الإحرام، جلد ٢، ص٣٥٤)