Definition of tawaf in English:

tawaf

(also tawaaf)

Pronunciation /təˈwɑːf/

noun

Islam
  • The ritual of performing seven circumambulations of the Kaaba as part of the haj to Mecca.

    The circumambulations are performed in an anticlockwise direction, the first three at a fast pace, and the final four at a slower pace.

Origin

Late 18th century. From Arabic ṭawāf to go round, circumambulate.