The Pilgrimage Hajj – Tawaf and Its Method
Each Tawaaf Consists of seven Circumambulations around the Ka’aba The Method to be followed in Tawaaf is as follows:
After Making the Niyyat for Tawaaf, Come in front of Hajar-e-Aswad and Kiss it and of it is not possible to kiss it then point towards it and kiss the palms. Then raising your hands up to your ears recite this takbeer:
BIS-MIL-LAA-HI AL-LAA-HU AK-BAR WA LIL-LAA-HIL-HAMD.
In the name of Allah, Allah is the Most Great and Unto Allah Praise.
As you finish reciting, drop your hands and start moving for the first circumambulation. Each circumambulation starts from Hajar-e-Aswad and for each of these there is a special prayer, which should end at Rukn Yamaani ( you may be able to recite the prayer two or three times before your reach Rukn Yamaani). As you start from Rukn Yamaani towards Hajar-e-Aswad to start the next circumambulation, keep reciting the following Du’aa till your reach Hajar-e-Aswad:
RAB-BA-NAA AA-TI-NAA FID-DUN-YAA HA-SA-NA-TANW WA FIL-AA-KHI-RA-TI HA-SA-NA-TANW WA QI-NAA A-ZAA-BAN-NAAR WA AD-KHIL-NAL-JAN-NA-TA MA-AL-AB-RAAR YAA A-ZEE-ZU YAA GAF-FAA-RU YAA RAB-BAL AA-LA-MEEN
O’my Lord Allah! Bless us in the world that which is good and in the Hereafter that which is good and save us from the torment of Fire and enter us in Paradise with the pious. O Mighty O Forgiver O Lord of the Universe.