Making tawaaf on a wheelchair

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Q: I am planning to go for umrah with my father who is elderly. He can walk slowly, but it would take extremely long time for him to perform the tawaafs and sa’ee walking, and he would have to stop many times to rest. Will it be permissible to take him in a wheelchair, even though he technically can walk, since this would be easier for him?


A: If it is going to be difficult for him he can be taken on a wheelchair.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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