Dua When at Mount Safa and Mount Marwah

Dua When At Mount Safa And Mount Marwah In Arabic

أَبْدَأُ بِمَا بَدَأَ اللهُ بِهِ. لَا إِلهَ إِلَّا اللهُ وَ اللهُ أَكْـبَر لَا إِلهَ إِلَّا اللهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ، لَهُ المُلْكُ وَلَهُ الحَمْدُ وهُوَ عَلى كُلِّ شَيءٍ قَديرٌ، لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللهُ وَحْدَهُ أَنْجَزَ وَعْدَهُ، وَنَصَرَ عَبْدَهُ وَهَزَمَ الأَحْزَابَ وَحْدَهُ


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Dua When At Mount Safa And Mount Marwah In English Transcription

Abda’u bi maa bada’-allaahu bih allaahu akbar, allaahu akbar, allaahu akbar laa ilaaha ill-allaahu waḥdahu laa shareeka lah, lahul-mulku wa lahul-ḥamdu wa huwa ‛alaa kulli shay’in qadeer, laa ilaaha ill-allaahu waḥdahu, anjaza wa‛dahu, wa naṣara ‛abdahu, wa hazam-al-’aḥzaaba waḥdah

Dua When At Mount Safa And Mount Marwah In English

I begin with what Allah began with.Allah is the greatest, Allah is the greatest, Allah is the greatest. None has the right to be worshipped except Allah, alone, without partner. To Him belongs all sovereignty and praise and He is over all things omnipotent. None has the right to be worshipped except Allah alone. He fulfilled His promise, aided His Servant and single-handedly defeated the allies.

Muslim 2:888

When at Mount Safa and Mount Marwah – 1

I begin with what Allah began with.Allah is the greatest, Allah is the greatest, Allah is the greatest. None has the right to be worshipped except Allah, alone, without partner. To Him belongs all sovereignty and praise and He is over all things omnipotent. None has the right to be worshipped except Allah alone. He fulfilled His promise, aided His Servant and single-handedly defeated the allies.
Muslim 2:888 .

Sa’i (Arabic: السعي) is one of the integral rites of Hajj and Umrah and refers to the ritual of seven round trips between the two small hills of Safa and Marwa, located next to the Kaaba , in Masjid al-Haram. .

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1 Definition of sai
2 History of Sa’i
3 Meaning of Sa’i
4 prerequisites of Sa’i
5 How to run the Sa’i
5.1 Dhikr & Dua
6 other supplications for Sa’i
7 Guidelines and tips for Sa’i
8 Jurisprudence of Sa’i

Definition of sai

Linguistically, the word is derived from the Arabic verb Sa’a (Arabic: سعى) which means “to walk”, “to strive” or “to pursue”. Its technical meaning is to walk between Safa and Marwa in a particular way seven times.
History of Sa’i .

The Sa’i rite commemorates the actions of Hajar P, wife of Ibrahim S, who walked seven times between the hills of Safa and Marwa in search of water for his son Ismail S.

According to tradition, Ibrahim lived with his wife Sarah P and his slave daughter Hajar in Palestine. According to Nasir al-Din al-Rabghuzi V, the famous Turkish writer of Qisas al-Anbiya (Stories of the Prophets), Hajar was the daughter of the king of the Maghreb and a descendant of the prophet Salih S. After the death of his father by the Egyptian pharaoh she was taken into slavery and given to Sarah.

Over the years and growing up, Sarah remained childless, so she suggested to her husband to have a child with her slave daughter Hajar.

Shortly after, Hajar gave birth to a son, Ismail S, who was to become the father of the Arabs and the father of the blessed prophet.

In response to a divine revelation shortly after Hajar’s birth, Ibrahim led her with Isma’il to Mecca (then known as Bakkah) and left them under a tree covered with a skin of water and little provisions.

Initially, Hajar was reluctant to remain alone in the desert, but after learning that it was divine instruction, she became satisfied and put her trust in Allah. Ibrahim then recited the following supplication after leaving them in Mecca:

رَّبَّنَا إِنِّي أَسْكَنتُ مِن ذُرِّيَّتِي بِوَادٍ غَيْرِ ذِي زَرْعٍ عِندَ بَيْتِكَ الْمُحَرَّمِ رَبَّنَا لِيُقِيمُوا الصَّلَاةَ فَاجْعَلْ أَفْئِدَةً مِّنَ النَّاسِ تَهْوِي إِلَيْهِمْ وَارْزُقْهُم مِّنَ الثَّمَرَاتِ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَشْكُرُونَ

Our Lord, I have installed some of my descendants in an uncultivated valley near your sacred house, our Lord, so that they may establish the prayer. Let the hearts of the people be inclined to them, and give them fruit so that they may be grateful.
[Surah Ibrahim, 14:37]

. After a while, the water in the water became exhausted and Hajar, who was still breastfeeding with Ismail, could no longer produce milk. As a result of thirst, Ismail began to make fits and was about to die before Hajar began desperately searching for water in the desert.

In desperation, she climbed the hills of Safa and Marwa to get a better view of the area and to look for potential travelers who were in the desert before running between them seven times.

After coming back to check on her son’s condition, she heard a voice that turned out to be that of the angel Jibril S, who scratched the ground with his heel (or with his wing, according to other stories), bringing ‘water. Hajar immediately started drinking from this spring and was able to feed his son later, saving his life. She later dug a well around the spring, which was nicknamed the Zamzam Well.

Jibril S assured Hajar that she should not be afraid of dying and informed her that her son and her father would someday build the House of Allah at this very place.

Shortly after, a group of people with depleted water supplies crossed the desert. In search of water, they noticed that the birds were returning to a particular area and that they were aware that the birds were gathering around the water sources, so they moved in that direction.

Upon their arrival, they asked Hajar for permission to drink at the Zamzam well to which she was obliged. This group of people, known as the Jurhum tribe, settled and populated this area, which led to the creation of Makkah al-Mukarramah.
Meaning of Sa’i

. Allah says in the Quran:

. إِنَّ الصَّفَا وَالْمَرْوَةَ مِن شَعَائِرِ اللَّهِ ۖ فَمَنْ حَجَّ الْبَيْتَ أَوِ اعْتَمَرَ فَلَا جُنَاحَ عَلَيْهِ أَن يَطَّوَّفَ بِهِمَا ۚ وَمَن تَطَوَّعَ خَيْرًا فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ شَاكِرٌ عَلِيمٌ

Indeed, Safa and Marwa are among the symbols of Allah. So whoever does the Hajj in the House or performs Umrah – he is not blamed for walking between them. And whoever does good, then Allah is grateful and knowing.
[Surah al-Baqarah, 2: 158]

. Commenting on this verse, Ibn Kathir V writes:

Anyone who plays Sa’i between Safa and Marwa must remember his sweetness, his humility and the need for Allah to guide his heart, direct his affairs to success and forgive his sins. He should also want Allah to eliminate his faults and errors and guide him on the right path. He should ask Allah to stand firm on this path to death and change his situation of sin and error to that of perfection and to be forgiven, the same providence that was given to Hajar.

In contrast to Tawaf who concentrates the spirit on Allah, Sa’i symbolizes the ongoing struggle we face throughout our lives, as experienced by Hajar P. However, thanks to his unshakeable Tawakkul (trust in God), his supplications have been satisfied and his needs have been met. For the pilgrim, Sa’i is a time conducive to meditation and reflection on his presence in the physical world.
Prerequisites of Sa’i
Played after tawaf

The Sa’i should take place after Tawaf.

For those who practice Umrah, Sa’i should be observed after Tawaf al-Umrah.
For those who execute Hajj al-Tamattu, the Sa’i should be executed twice: one after Tawaf al-Umrah and another after Tawaf al-Ziyarah.
For those who perform Hajj al-Qiran or Hajj al-Ifrad, Sa’i should be performed once after Tawaf al-Qudum or Tawaf al-Ziyarah. If it is performed after Tawaf al-Qudum upon his arrival in Mecca, it will no longer be necessary to execute it after Tawaf al-Ziyarah.
According to the Hanafite school of thought, those who perform Hajj al-Qiran should interpret Sa’i twice: one after Tawaf al-Umrah and another after Tawaf al-Qudum or Tawaf al-Ziyarah.

Preceded by Ihram for Hajj or Umrah

Unlike Tawaf, an act of independent worship that can be performed voluntarily without having entered a state of Ihram before the ritual, Sa’i must be preceded by assuming it either for Hajj or Umrah. This does not necessarily mean that the pilgrim must still be at Ihram when Sa’i is executed; Pilgrims of the pilgrimage may perform the rite after Tawaf al-Ziyarah in Yawm al-Nahr left Ihram State.
To start Safa

The first round must start at Safa. If a person leaves Marwa, the turn will be considered null.
Completion of seven laps

After the start of the first round at Safa, it must end at Marwa and the next round must start at Marwa and end at Safa, until seven rounds are completed. The towers are counted as follows:
Lap No. From To
1 Safa Marwa
2 Marwa Safa
3 Safa Marwa
4 Marwa Safa
5 Safa Marwa
6 Marwa Safa
7 Safa Marwa

If during the Sa’i race you have doubts about the number of laps you have made, you should take the lowest amount you think you have made.
To cover the whole distance between Safa and Marwa

The total distance between Safa and Marwa is 450 meters (1480 feet), with the seven towers representing approximately 3.15 km (1.96 km). If part of this distance is not covered, the Sa’i will remain incomplete.

How to perform the Sa’i

It’s a sunna to play Sa’i immediately after Tawaf, although you can take a break if you need it. If you feel tired after Tawaf hurts your feet, you can rest in the lodge until you feel ready. Remember that you will travel more than three kilometers during Sa’i. So make sure you have enough energy to complete the rite before you start.

Although the Wudhu is not a prerequisite for Sa’i, it is the Sunnah to practice the ritual with Wudhu. The Sa’i will however be valid even if it occurs in a state of minor or major ritual impurity (requiring Ghusl). Therefore, women in menstruation or after postnatal bleeding can perform the Sa’i.
Istilam of Hajar al-Aswad

Before playing Sa’i, it is the Sunnah to return to Hajar al-Aswad to do Istilam. You will perform Istilam for the ninth time, after the eight times you played Istilam during Tawaf. This Istilam is only applicable if Sa’i is practiced immediately after Tawaf.

If you have forgotten to play Istilam before Sa’i, or if you have trouble coming back to the Hajar al-Aswad line because of the crowds or tiredness, you may miss it. However, it can also be played at Masjid al-Haram, provided that it is facing Hajar al-Aswad.

Istilam must be executed in exactly the same way as in Tawaf.
Proceed to Safa
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A sign indicating the location of Safa

Continue to Safa Hill, which is an extension of Hajar al-Aswad. There is a white sign indicating where it is. As we approach Safa, he is the Sunnah reciting the following:


Make Dua at Safa

Upon reaching the hill of Safa, face the direction of the Kaaba and raise your hands in supplication. Your view of the Kaaba will be obscured so make an educated guess about its location and face this direction. Don’t raise your hands up to your earlobes or gesture towards the Kaaba as you would have done during Tawaf.

Proceed to Marwa

From Safa, head to Marwa. Between Safa and Marwa, you will encounter two sets of green fluorescent lights about 50 meters apart, indicating the distance Hajar traveled to reach a higher level. These two beacons are known as Milayn al-Akhdharayn (the two green poles). Between these two lights, it is Sunna for men to run at an average pace while women must continue normally.

Dhikr & Dua

There is no fixed Dhikr or Dua that was prescribed to be read during the Sa’i, so you can recite the prayers or supplications of your choice and send Salawat on the prophet.
Doing Dua in Marwa

When you arrive at Marwa Hill, go to the Kaaba, raise your hand to beg and repeat the same pleas as you gave to Safa.

This completes a Sa’i turn. Returning to Safa is considered a second round.
End of Sa’i

Repeat this procedure until you have completed seven rounds. You should then be on Marwa Hill.

Dua and Salah

It is recommended to do a final Dua here and also play two Rakahs from Nafl Salah to Masjid al-Haram after Sa’i.

Leave the Haram

When leaving Masjid al-Haram, go out with your left foot and recite the following Dua, as was the case for the Sunnah of the Prophet when leaving the mosque:

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