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TAWAAF

The Tawaaf is consist of seven circuits walking around the Kaaba counter clock wise, On the first day of the Hajj (the 7th day of the 12th month in other words, Dhu al-Hijjah). In each complete circuit a pilgrim says "In the name of God, God is Great, God is Great, God is Great and praise be to God" (Bism Allah ALLAH HU AKBAR ALLAH HU AKBAR ALLAH HU AKBAR wa lil Lahi Alhamd) with 7 circuits constituting a complete tawaf. The place where pilgrims walk is known as "Mutaaf". Only the first three shouts are compulsory, but almost all perform it seven times.

You may also kiss the stone (Al-Hajar Al-Aswad), but if its not possible because of the crowd you can do it by pointing your right hand towards the stone.