The Dua’ Upon Mount Safa & Marwa
Compiled & Translated
Abbas Abu Yahya
From Jabir -Radi Allaahu anhu- who said: Then the Prophet –sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam– went out to Safa and when he came close to Safa he recited:
إِنَّ الصَّفَا وَالْمَرْوَةَ مِنْ شَعَائِرِ الله فَمَنْ حَجَّ الْبَيْتَ أَوِ اعْتَمَرَ فَلا جُنَاحَ عَلَيْهِ أَنْ يَطَّوَّفَ بِهِمَا وَمَنْ تَطَوَّعَ خَيْرًا فَإِنَّ الله شَاكِرٌ عَلِيمٌ
<<Verily! As-Safa and Al-Marwah are of the Symbols of Allaah. So it is not a sin on him who perform Hajj or ‘Umrah of the House (the Ka’bah at Makkah) to perform the going between them (As-Safa and Al-Marwah). And whoever does good voluntarily, then verily, Allaah is All-Recogniser, All-Knower.>>
نَبْدَأُ بِمَا بَدَأَ اللَّهُ بِهِ
Nabda Bima Bada Allaahu Bihi, so he –sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam– began at Safa and climbed it until he could see the Ka’abah, and he faced the Qiblah [the Ka’abah], and he singled out Allaah and said the Takbeer three times
الله أكبر الله أكبر الله أكبر
[Allaahu Akbar, Allaahu Akbar, Allaahu Akbar]
Then he –sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam–would say
لَا إلَهَ إلَّا الله وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ لَهُ الْمُلْكُ ، وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ ، لَا إلَهَ إلَّا الله أَنْجَزَ وَعْدَهُ وَنَصَرَ عَبْدَهُ وَهَزَمَ الْأَحْزَابَ وَحْدَهُ
‘There is none worthy of worship in truth except Allaah Alone, He has no partners, to Him belongs the Dominion and for Him is all praise, and He is capable of all things. He kept His promise, and aided His slave, and He Alone defeated all the clans of (non-believers).’
La ilaha ‘illa Allaahu wahdahu la shareeka lahu, lahul mulku wa lahul hamdu wa huwa ala kulli shayin qadeer, La ilaha ‘illa Allaah Anjaza Waaddahu, wa nasra ‘abdahu wa Hazama al-Ahzaab Wahaddahu’
He –sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam–would say this, three times and would make Dua’ between saying this. Then he –sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam–would do the same thing on Marwa as he did on Safa.’
[Albaani – ‘Hajjatul Nabi’ p.58-59]
The Description of Making Dua’ upon the mount of Safa and Marwa
Shaykh ul-Islaam Ibn Taymeeyah – Rahimahullaah- spoke in detail about how the Takbeer, Dua’ and the Tahleel is done upon the mount of Safa and Marwa. He presented a lot of narrations, and gave the different descriptions of what is to read upon the mount of Safa and Marwa.
The result appears – and Allaah knows best – is when he talks about the long Hadeeth of Jabir – RadhiAllaahu anhu, collected by Imam Muslim, where he describes the Hajj of the Prophet –sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam– in detail.
Ibn Taymeeyah said:
‘Therefore, from the hadeeth of Jabir, which Ahmad relied upon, a person says the ‘Takbeer’ (Allaahu Akbar) and says ‘‘There is none worthy of worship in truth except Allaah Alone…….[See wording above]’ As according to the wording in the Hadeeth, then he makes Dua’.
Then says the ‘Takbeer’ (Allaahu Akbar) and says ‘‘There is none worthy of worship in truth except Allaah Alone…….[See wording above]’ then he makes Dua’.
Then says the ‘Takbeer’ (Allaahu Akbar) and says ‘‘There is none worthy of worship in truth except Allaah Alone…….[See wording above]’.
So, he begins by saying Takbeer and Tahleel and he also ends it with these. He says them three times and makes Dua’ twice…..’
[From ‘Sharh al-Umdah’ 3/453]
The reason why some people have understood that a person makes Dua’ three times after saying the Dhikr previously mentioned, is due to the general Ahadeeth which mention the Dhikr and Dua’ which is read upon the Mounts of Safa and Marwa. However, this hadeeth of Jabir – RadhiAllaahu anhu, and others show that the Prophet -Alayhi as-Salat wa Salaam- used to say the Dua’ between the Adhkaar.
And Allaah knows best.
 Saying ‘Allaahu Akbar’
 Supplicating, asking Allaah for everything
 Saying ‘There is none worthy of worship in truth except Allaah…’