Q: What is the ruling on granting the reward of Tawaf (circumambulation around the Ka`bah) to someone else? This is the habit of some people when they see someone going for Tawaf, they ask them to perform seven rounds of Tawaf and grant them the reward. Is this permissible?

A: It is not permissible to appoint a person to perform Tawaf on someone else's behalf. Consequently, no person can perform Tawaf on behalf of another except if the former is performing Hajj or `Umrah on behalf of the latter. In this case, the Tawaf is performed by them on behalf of those whom they deputize as a part of the Hajj and `Umrah.

May Allah grant us success! May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions!

Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta'
Member Member Deputy Chairman Chairman
`Abdullah ibn Qa`ud `Abdullah ibn Ghudayyan `Abdul-Razzaq `Afify `Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz