|Q7 : Is the Sutrah (waajib) compulsory in Makkah or not?
A : The Sutrah is (Waajib) compulsory in Makkah as elsewhere. There is, too, no evidence to support any differentiation between Makkah and other places. In addition, the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) placed a spear in front of him in the plain of Makkah and then performed Salaah-ul-Dhur and Asr. When he entered the Ka’bah too, he used its wall as a Sutrah. When he made Tawaaf around the Ka’bah, he placed the Maqaam (station) of Ibraheem between himself and it, then performed Salaah. This was what was done also, by the Sahaaba’s after him.
Questions and Answers on the Sutrah - Author: Shaikh Mohammad bin Rizq at-Tarhuni
Source: Translated by `Umar al-Trinidadi