Please elaborate why Tawaf is done ANTI CLOCKWISE?
Question by: M. F. Hussaini
Answer by Allama Syed Abdullah Tariq:
We obey the Prophet S.A.W. and do as he performed different acts of reverence to Allah S.W.T. But every act, he performed has lots of wisdom and reasoning behind it. He did not elaborate the wisdom as people of his era would not comprehend most of it. We keep on discovering it as we go on gaining the knowledge of the universe which contains Ayahs of Allah in it.
As per my understanding, The anti-clock wise circumbulation of Kabah is in harmony with nature. The earth, seen from above (north pole) revolves or spins on its axis in anti-clockwise direction. The earth rotates around the sun in anti-clockwise direction. All the planets of our solar system (except Venus and Uranus) rotate around the sun (as seen from the North pole of the sun) in counter-clockwise direction. The space scientists theorize that they too initially rotated like-wise but a collusion with a asteroid caused to reverse their direction. The Sun spins in a counter-clockwise direction. The Tawaf of Kabah when seen from above is anti-clockwise but if you could go inside the earth and could see the Tawaf from there, it will be clockwise.
So Kabah’s Tawaf is not in the direction of the man-made clock-hands. The Clock was invented only 363 years ago. The Tawaf is continuing since the beginning. It is nature-wise, not clock-wise.