The Pilgrim’s Guide to the Ka`bah (Allah’s Sacred House) The Pilgrim’s Guide to the Ka`bah (Allah’s Sacred House)
The Pilgrim’s Guide to the Ka`bah (Allah’s Sacred House) The Pilgrim’s Guide to the Ka`bah (Allah’s Sacred House)
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Sa‘y between Safa and Marwa:

The Pilgrim ascends the mount of Al-Safa so as to see the Ka‘bah (if possible) from the Safa door. While ascending he recites:

(‘Indeed as-Safa and al-Marwa are among the symbols of Allah. So whoever makes Hajj [pilgrimage] to the House or performs `Umrah - there no blame upon him for walking between them. And whoever volunteers good - then indeed, Allah is appreciative and knowing”)

Then he repeats this supplication for three times: (Allah is the Greatest, Allah is the Greatest. Allah is the Greatest and all praise belongs to Him (Allah is the Greatest for leading us to the right way and all praise belongs to Him for His offerings).

(there is no God except Allah, Alone with no partner). He is Lord of everything. All praise belongs to Him who gives life and inflicts death, all good is bestowed by Him and He empowers all things. He has kept His promise, aided His servant, empowered his troops and defeated the allies Alone.
There is no deity save Allah and we do not worship but Him with utmost sincerity even if the disbelievers detest it.

O Allah! You told us “ invoke me, I’ll respond to you ” and You do not break your promise, so I beseech You as You guided me to Al Islam not to strip it from me till You inflict death on me as a true Muslim (three times).

Then he utters salutations in praise of our prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and invokes when he descends from Al-Safa at each round: O Allah! I pray for the causes of Your mercy, motives for Your forgiveness, escape from all sins, reward for every good deed, and make me worthy of paradise and protect me from the Hell fire.

It is Sunnah to jog between the two green slopes (jogging is only for men) where the pilgrim invokes: “ Our Lord! Grant us good in this world and good in the Hereafter and save us from the torture of Hell. My Lord! Forgive and have mercy, pardon and favor us, pass over what You know. You are the All Glorious, the All Generous. My Lord! I beg You for guidance, piety, chastity and self – sufficiency. My Lord! Support me in praising, thanking and worshipping You”.

When he reaches Al-Marwa, he would have completed one round. He completes seven rounds starting initially from Al-Safa and concluding finally at Al-Marwa. When the pilgrim stands at Al-Marwa, he recites: “Indeed as-Safa and al-Marwa are among the symbols of Allah………..etc”.

He also utters the same supplications he mentioned at Al-Safa. The pilgrim utters Talbiyah during sa‘y but the mu‘ttamer (performing ‘Umrah) does not.

It is preferable to pray two rak‘ahs (better in Al-Haram) after concluding the seventh round.

The pilgrim is advised to say during sa‘y some recitations, invocations and whatever he can from the Holy Qur’an.

He invokes after he concludes sa‘y: “ Our Lord! Accept this from us, grant us safety, pardon us and support us to obey and praise You”.

  • Idibaa is not a condition for Sa‘y for the Hanafi school (though it is a condition for the Shafei school).
  • Tahara is not a condition for the correctness of Sa‘y but as Al Mas‘a is within Al-Haram, Tahara is preferable.
In the case of interruption in Sa‘y because of prayer or any other reason, the pilgrim resumes Sa‘y from where he stopped.
In case the pilgrim performing Tammattu‘ wishes to perform Sa‘y following the arrival Tawaf (Tawaf Al-Qudoom), he may do that, and in that case this Sa‘y will be considered as the Sa‘y of the Hajj, which means there is no need to perform Sa‘y again after the Tawaf Al-Ifadah.

The pilgrim then returns to spend the night in Mina.

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By: Castalia

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