A: Is it better to repeat Tawaf (circumambulation around the Ka`bah) or perform supererogatory Salah (Prayer)?

A: There is a difference among scholars in this regard, but the worthiest and soundest opinion is that one has to gather between the two good deeds by performing much Salah and Tawaf in order to get the reward of both of them. Some scholars said that Tawaf is better with regard to strangers because they do not have Al-Ka`bah in their countries. Therefore, it will be better for them to perform much Tawaf as long as they are in Makkah. Other scholars gave preference to performing Salah over Tawaf because Salah is better than Tawaf.

The best and worthiest viewpoint in this regard is that one should perform them often, even if he is a stranger in order to get the reward of both of them. Therefore, one has to contribute in both of them.