Some scholar says to make intention of Tawaf standing in such away so that whole of Al hajarul Aswad lies to your right of your right Shoulder. Is it obligatory? You have already intention of tawaf and that’s why you came to perform Tawaf travelling by foot from Mina. Does not it show intention ?
There are two kinds of intentions; one intention is the intention by heart which is done at anytime and any place. The other kind of intention is the intention by words of mouth. The second kind of intention is that which is said at the time of beginning the Tawaf. Although this kind of intention is not obligatory rather it is Sunnah. Hence, a person should say this intention at the time of starting Tawaf and say the Duaa as well.
And Allah knows best.
Mufti Ikram ul Haq
Fatwa Center of America
26 Shawwal 1432/ September 24 2011