Stages of Hajj
TAWAF OF HAJJ
After the pilgrim completes the rituals of Mina, he moves to Mecca (6 k.m. away from Mina) to fulfill the seventh of the obligations of hajj: that is, the tawaf of hajj. Sincere intention and seeking nearness of Allah is an essential condition for tawaf which may be said as follows: “I am doing the tawaf consisting of seven rounds for hajj at-tamattu‘ to seek nearness of Almighty Allah.” Just the thought in mind is sufficient, it is not necessary to say it verbally.
SALAT OF TAWAF OF HAJJ
After the tawaf, the pilgrim proceeds to fulfill the eighth of the obligations of hajj: that is, the salat of tawaf of hajj. Its intention must be combined with sincerity and with purpose of seeking pleasure of Allah. This may be say as follows: “I am saying two rak‘ats salat for tawaf of hajj at-tamattu‘ to seek nearness to Almighty Allah.” Niyyat does not have to be said verbally.