Ramal

Ramal

In the first three circuits of Tawaaf it is Sunnat to make Ramal (for men only).

  • Ramal means to walk hastily, take shorter steps, lifting the legs forcefully, keeping the chest out and moving the shoulders simultaneously.
  • One should walk normally in the four remaining circuits.
  • Commence the Tawaaf by moving towards the door of the Ka’ba (counter-clockwise). Move around the Ka’ba and the Hateem. It is Mustahab to place the right palm or both the palm or both the palms on the Rukne Yamaanee during every round. And recite this Du’a:

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“Rabbanaa aatinaa fid-dunyaa hasanatan wa feel aakhirati hasanatan wa qinaa ‘adhaaban naar.”
(Our Lord! Give us in this world that which is good and in the Hereafter that which is good, and save us from the torment of the Fire!)

Besides this, any other Du’a can be recited. Making Zikr and reciting the Holy Qur’aan are also permissible. (Women should not raise their voices whilst making Du’a.)