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  • n. The ritual of circumambulating the Caaba seven times as part of the hajj in Mecca

Etymologies

Arabic (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Ceremonies begin with the "tawaf," circling seven times the cubic Kaaba building in the centre of the massive, one-million-person capacity Grand Mosque, in whose direction all Muslims around the world pray.

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  • The rites begin with the "tawaf", circling seven times the cubic Kaaba building in the centre of the massive, one-million-person capacity Grand Mosque, in whose direction all Muslims around the world pray.

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  • The rites begin with the "tawaf," the circling seven times of the cubic Kaaba building in the centre of the Grand Mosque, in whose direction all Muslims around the world pray.

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  • The rites begin with the "tawaf", the circling seven times of the cubic Kaaba building in the centre of the Grand Mosque, in whose direction all Muslims around the world pray.

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  • They begin with the "tawaf", walking seven times round the Kaaba - the cube-like building in the centre of the Grand Mosque - in an anti-clockwise direction.

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  • The rites begin with the "tawaf," the circling seven times of the cubic Kaaba building in the centre of the massive, one-million-person capacity Grand Mosque, in whose direction all Muslims around the world pray.

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  • The annual religious observance brings Muslims in close contact as they begin the six-day observance with the "tawaf" in the center of the Grand Mosque.

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  • The rites begin with the "tawaf", circling seven times the Kaaba in the centre of the massive, one-million-person capacity Grand Mosque.

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  • A recent fatwa issued by Sheikh Youssef al-Ahmad that calls for rebuilding the Grand Mosque in Mecca to ensure gender segregation is truly misguided, because there is no separation of sexes in the ritual of circling around Kabba (a ritual called tawaf) since the time of the Prophet -- when women were free to pray behind men without partition.

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  • As soon as the tawaf is completed, the pilgrims are required to drink from the well of Zamzam, an act which symbolizes spiritual refreshment.

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