How to do Ramal in Tawaf?

Have you noticed someone doing Ramal while performing Tawaf i.e. walking quickly, lifting their legs forcefully and sticking out their chests? It is one of the Sunnah of Umrah and we have explained how to do it below;

How to do Ramal in Tawaf?

It is sunnah of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ to perform Ramal in the first 3 rounds of Tawaf. The purpose of doing so is to imitate to warriors. However, missing Ramal will not invalidate the performance of Umrah as it is just a Sunnah.

Prophet Muhammad ﷺ performed Ramal from the (Black) Stone to the (Black) Stone for three (circuits), and he walked four (circuits).” – Jami` at-Tirmidhi 857

Prophet Muhammad ﷺ arrived in Makkah, he entered the Masjid and touched Hajr-e-Aswad, then went to his right and performed Ramal (walking quickly) for three (circuits) and walking for four.

  • Then he came to the Maqam Ibrahim and said: وَاتَّخِذُوا مِنْ مَقَامِ إِبْرَاهِيمَ مُصَلًّى
  • Then he performed two Rak’ah while the Maqam was between him and the Kaaba.
  • Then he came to Hajr-e-Aswad after the two Rak’ah to touch it, then he left to As-Safa and said: إِنَّ الصَّفَا وَالْمَرْوَةَ مِنْ شَعَائِرِ اللَّهِ.”
  • Jami` at-Tirmidhi 856

Prophet Muhammad ﷺ performed Tawaf around the Kaaba seven times, walking rapidly (Ramal) in the three, and walking (at a regular pace) for four. Then he stood near the Maqam Ibrahim and prayed two Rakahs – Sunan an-Nasa’i 2961

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