circumambulating around the Ka`ba

  • 1 To attain the reward of Tawaf (circumambulating around the Ka`ba).

    ‘Ubaid bin ‘Umair said:

    Ibn ‘Umar used to press towards the two corners in a manner I have not seen any of the companions of the Messenger of Allah press towards it. He said, “If I do so, it is because I heard the Messenger of Allah saying that stroking them is an atonement for sins; and I heard him say that if anyone goes round this House for a week and counts his circuits, it will be like setting free a slave; I heard him say that no one will place one foot on the ground and raise the other but Allah will remove a sin from him on account of it and recording a blessing for him on account of it.”

    Tirmidhi transmitted it.