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Did Sayyiduna ’Abdullah Ibn Zubayr (Radiyallahu ’Anhu) Perform Tawaf Swimming?

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Answered by: Maulana Mohammed Dilwar Hussain


As salamu alaykum respected ‘ulama is it true, the sahabi Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Zubayr (radiyallahu ‘anhu) perform Tawaf in swimming? Forgive me for my ignorance I never heard that, someone sent this to me by WhatsApp.

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful


Yes, this is correct. In history, the Kaaba has flooded several times but only a few times to the extent where it has been possible to swim around it. The first was Abdullah ibn Zubayr RA and the most recent occasion of such flooding was in 1941.

Only Allah knows best.

Written by Maulana Mohammed Dilwar Hussain

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

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