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No of times on can perform tawaf: limitation as regard to the number of time a person perfoming hajj can do tawaf

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Numbers of Tawaf

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The 'tawaaf' of the Kaaba is done is multiples of seven rounds; thus seven rounds of the Kaaba will constitute one 'tawaaf'.   Depending on the type of Hajj one intends to perform (Ifraad, Qiraan, or Tamattu), the number of 'tawaafs' one is required to do will differ.  

The most common type of Hajj, especially for pilgrims who come from overseas is the Hajj Tamattu, whereby one takes the opportunity to perform the Umrah before the Hajj.  For Hajj Tamattu, one would be required to perform the 'tawaaf' on the following three occasions:

1. When performing the Umrah.

2. On the Day of Eid or what is called the 'Tawaaf-e-Ifada' or the 'Tawaaf of Hajj'.

3. The 'Tawaaf-ul-wida' when one is leaving Makkah for their hometown.

The above are the list of 'tawaafs' one is required to do to fulfill the rites of the Umrah and Hajj pilgrimage.  But if one intends to perform voluntary 'tawaafs', there is absolutely no limit.  One is at absolute liberty to perform as many 'tawaafs' of the Kaaba as one wills and pleases.   

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