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Section II: Conditions for the Farewell Circumambulation

Firstly: That One be from Faraway Lands
It is a condition that the pilgrim be from faraway lands. It is not wajib upon a Meccan or one who intends to reside in Mecca. This is by agreement of the four schools of jurisprudence. [1066] Hanafis predicate that such a person must have intended residing [in Mecca] before departing. If one intends residing after departing, then the Farewell Circumambulation is due of them.
Secondly: Purity from Menstruation and Post-Partum Bleeding
Purity from menstruation and post-partum bleeding is a condition. Thus, the Farewell Circumambulation is not wajib for women who are menstruating or experiencing post-partum bleeding, nor do they expiate with blood for omitting it. This is by agreement of the four schools of jurisprudence. It is the position of the generality of scholars.
Purity from menstruation and post-partum bleeding before leaving behind the buildings
If a woman becomes pure of menstruation and post-partum bleeding after departing but before leaving behind Mecca’s buildings, she must return. As for if she had already departed Mecca, she is not required to return. This is the position of the majority: the Hanafis, Shafi`is, and Hanbalis.
Thirdly: When to Perform the Farewell Circumambulation
The time for the Farewell Circumambulation is after one wraps up all of one’s affairs in order that the end of one’s stay be at the Ka`bah. This is the position of the majority: the Malikis, Shafi`is, and Hanbalis.
The ruling of activities after the Farewell Circumambulation
Matters related to travel are overlooked after the Farewell Circumambulation, such as buying provisions, moving luggage, waiting for one’s companions, etc. One is not required to repeat it. This is the position of the majority: the Malikis, Shafi`is, and Hanbalis.
Fourthly: The Mass Circumambulation Counting as the Farewell Circumambulation if Done Upon Leaving
The Mass Circumambulation counts as the Farewell Circumambulation if one performs it upon leaving. This is the position of the Malikis and Hanbalis [1067] On the condition that one intend the Mass Circumambulation. . It is attributed to the majority of jurists. This is the chosen position of Ibn Baz and Ibn `Uthaymin.


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