Category: Hajj and Umrah (Pilgrimage)
Fatwa#: 39654
Asked Country: United States

Answered Date: Jan 19,2018

Title: Holding spouse’s hand during tawaaf


Is it okay to hold hands with your spouse during tawaaf? (If it is a nafl tawaaf outside of ihraam)


In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

It is permissible to hold one’s spouse’s hand during tawaaf provided it is without lust, irrespective of it being a tawaaf in ihraam or out of ihraam[1].


And Allaah Ta’aala Knows Best

Muajul I. Chowdhury


Student, Darul Iftaa

New York, USA


Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



[1]  النتف في الفتاوى للسغدي (1/ 219) 

مالا يفعله المحرم في امرأته:

وأما الذي لا يجوز للمحرم ان يفعله في امرأته فانه على سبعة اوجه: احدهما لا يجامع في الفرج فان فعل فقد افسد حجه وان كان قبل وقوفه في عرفات. والثاني لا يجامع دون الفرج. والثالث لا يباشرها بالشهوة. والرابع لا يعانقها بالشهوة. والخامس لا يمسها بالشهوة. والسادس لا يقبلها بالشهوة. والسابع لا يديم النظر اليها بالشهوة. فأن فعل احدها فعليه دم امني ام لم يمن.

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