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‏الحج (The Book of Pilgrimage)
CHAPTER: SA'I BETWEEN AL-SAFA' AND AL-MARWA IS AN ESSENTIAL RITE OF HAJJ AND HAJJ IS NOT COMPLETE WITHOUT IT  

No. 2923

Hisham b. 'Urwa reported on the authority of his father who narrated from 'A'isha. He said to 'A'isha: I think if a person does not run between al- Safa' and al-Marwa, It does not do any harm to him (so far as Hajj is concerned). She said: Why (do you think so)? I said: For Allaah says:" Verily al-Safa' and al-Marwa are among the Signs of Allaah" (ii. 158) (to the end of the verse), whereupon she said: Allaah does not complete the Hajj of a person or his Umra if he does not observe Sa'i between al-Safa' and al-marwa; and if it were so as you state, then (the wording would have been (fala janah an la yatufu biha) [" There is no harm for him if he does not circumambulate between them']. Do you know in what context (this verse was revealed)? (It was revealed in this context) that the Ansar in the Days of Ignorance pronounced the Talbiya for two idols. (fixedl on the bank of the river which were called Isaf and Na'ila. The people went there, and then circumambulated between al-Safa' and al-Marwa and then got their heads shaved. With the advent of Islam they (the Muslims) did not like to circumambulate between them as they used to do during the Days of Ignorance. It was on account of this that Allaah. the Exalted and Majestic, revealed:" Verily al-Safe and al-Marwa are among the Signs of Allaah" to the end of the verse. She said: Then people began to observe Sa'i.

No. 2924

Hisham b. 'Urwa narrated on the authority of his father who reported: I said to 'A'isha: I do not see any harm to me if I do not circumambulate betweez al-Safa' and al-Marwa. She said: On what ground do you say so? (I said: ) Since Allaah, the Exalted and Majestic, says:" Verily al-Safa' and al-Marwa are among the Signs of Allaah." It (your assertion) were (correct), it would have been said like this:" There is no harm for him, that he should not circumambulate between them." It (this verse) has been revealed about the people of Ansar. Whenever they pronounced the Talbiya, they pronounced it in the name of al-Manat during the Days of Ignorance; so they (thought) that it was not permissible for them (for the Muslims) to circumambulate between and al-Marwa. When they (the Muslims) came with Allaah's Prophet (may peace he upon him) for Hajj, they mentioned it to him. So Allaah, the Exalted and Majestic, revealed this verse. By my life, Allaah will not complete the Hajj of one who has not circumambulated between al-Safa and al-Marwa.

No. 2925

'Urwa b. Zabair reported: I said to 'A'isha, the wife of Allaah's Prophet (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam): I do not see any (fault) in one who does not circumambl" te between al-Safa' and al-Marwa, and I do not mind if I do not circumambulate between them, whereupon she said: O, the son of my sister, what you say is wrong. Allaah's Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) observed Sa'i and so did the Muslims. So it is a Sunnah (of the Prophet). And it was a common practice (with the pagan Arabs) that those who pronounced Talbiya for the wretched al-Manat, situated at Mushalla, did not observe Sa'i between al-Safa' and al-Marwa. With the advent of Islam, we asked Allaah's Prophet (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) about this practice, and (it was on this occasion) that Allaah, the Exalted and Majestic, revealed this verse:" Verily al-Safa' and al-Marwa are among the Signs of Allaah" ; so he who performed Hajj or 'Umra it is no sin on him if he circumambulates them. And if it were as you state, (then the wording would have been):" There is no harm for him, that he should not circumambulate round them." Zuhri said: I made a mention of that to Abu Bakr b. 'Abd al- Rahman b. al-Harith b. Hisham; he was impressed by that and said: This is what is called knowledge. And I have heard many a scholar saying: Many of the Arabs who did not circumambulate between al-Safa' and al-Marwa caid: Our circumambulation between these two hills is an act of ignorance; whereas others among the Ansar said: We have been commanded to circumambulate the House, and not Commanded to run between al-Safa' and al-Marwa. So Allaah, the Exalted and Majestic, revealed thia verse:" Verily al-Safa' and al-Marwa are among the Signs of Allaah." Abu Bakr b. 'Abd al-Rahman said: I think that this (verse) has been revealed for such and such (persons).

No. 2926

'Urwa b. Zubair reported: I asked 'A'isha (Allaah be pleased with her) ; the rest of the hadith is the same. And in this hadith (these words are also found):" When they (the Companions of the Prophet) asked Allaah's Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) about this, they said: Messenger of Allaah, we felt reluctant to circumambulate between al-Safa' and al-Marwa. Then Allaah, the Exalted and Majestic, revealed this verse:" Verily al-Safa' and al-Marwa are among the Signs of. Allaah so he who perform Hajj or Umra it is no sin on him if he should circumambulate between them. 'A'isha (Allaah be pleased with her) said: Allaah's Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) laid down this Sa'i between them as Sunnah (of the Prophet). So it is not advisable for anyone to abandon this Sa'i between them.

No. 2927

'Urwa b. Zabair narrated on the authority of 'A'isha (Allaah be pleased with her) who informed him that the Ansar and the people of the tribe of Ghassan before embracing Islam pronounced Talbiya for Manat, and so they avoided circumambulating between al-Safa' and al-Marwa, and it was a common practice with their forefather, that he who put on Ihram for Manat did not circumambulate between al-Safa' and al-Marwa. And when they embraced Islam, they asked Allaah's Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) about it, and then Allaah, the Exalted and Majestic, revealed this verse:" Verily al-Safa' and al-Marwa are among the Signs of Allaah" ; so he who performs Hajj or Umra, for him there is no harm if he should circumambulate between them, and he who does good spontaneously-surely Allaah is Bountiful in rewarding and Knowing.

No. 2928

Anas (Allaah be pleased with him) reported that the Ansar felt reluctant that they should circumambulate between al-Safa' and al-Marwa until it was revealed:" Verily al-Safa' and al-Marwa are among the Signs of Allaah" ; so whoever performs Hajj or 'Umra, for him there is no harm that he should circumambulate between them.




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