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TAWAF

Circumambulation around the Ka’abah


AND

SA-’IE
Running to-and fro between Mt Safaa and Marwah

LECTURE AND NOTES ON ITS PERFORMANCE


BY USTAZ ZHULKEFLEE HJ ISMAIL

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TAWAF
Circumambulation around the Ka’abah
BRIEF EXPLANATION ON ITS PERFORMANCE BY
USTAZ ZHULKEFLEE HJ ISMAIL

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Recitation when entering
Masjidil-Haram:
• Bis-millaahi wal-Hamdu-lil-laahi was-solaa-tu was-
salaa-mu- ‘alaa Rasu-lillaah. Allahum-magh-fir-li
dzu-nuu-bi waf-taH-li ab-waa-ba RaH-matik.

• In the Name of Allah, all praises are due to Allah,


and salutations and Peace be upon the
Messenger of Allah. O Allah! Forgive me my sins
and open for me the gates of Thy Mercy.

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Recitation when seeing the
Ka’abah:
• ALLAHU AK-BAR, Laa-ilaa-ha- il-laAllaah
waAllaahu akbar.
• A-’uudzu bi-Rob-bil bayti, minal kuf-ri-wal-faqri wa
min dii-qis-sod-ri, wa- ‘adzaa-bil qob-ri

• Allah is the Greatest! There is no god except Allah


and Allah is the Greatest.
• I seek protection from the Lord of this House from
unbelief (kufr), destitution, from narrowness of
breast and from the torments of the grave.

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Recitation when approaching corner of
the Ka’abah:
• Allahumma antas-salaam wa-min-kas-salaam, fa-
hay-yinaa rob-banaa bis -salaam. Allaa-hum-ma
zid-bay-tika haa-dzaa, tash-ree-fanwa-ta’-zee-
manwa-tak-ree-manwa-ma-haa-batan, wa-zid
man Haj-jahu a- wi’ -ta-ma-ra, tash-ree-fanwa-tak-
ree-manwa-ta’-zee-manwa-bir-ra.

• O Allah! You are the Peace and from Thee comes


peace, so keep us alive, O Lord, in Peace! O
Allah! Increase the dignity of this House,
Nobleness and sacredness and its awe. And
increase those who perform the Hajj (Pilgrimage
and Umrah), with nobleness and righteousness.”

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Intention (niyyat):
• Allahumma ureedu Tawafa baytikal-Haram fa-yas-
sir-hu-lii, wa-taqab-bal-hu min-nii , sab-’aa asw-
watin, lil-laahi ta-’aala ‘az-zaa-wa-jal.

• O Allah! I desire to perform Tawaf of Your Sacred


House. So make it easy for me, and accept this
seven circuits, for Your sake Allah the Most High.

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Important recitation:
• Bis-millaahi Allaahu akbar walil-laa-
hil-Hamd.

• In the name of Allah, Allah is the


Greatest, and to Him belongs all the
Praises.

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Important recitation:
• Rob-banaa aa-tina fid-dun-yaa Hasanatan wa-fil-
aakhirati Hasanatan wa-qinaa ‘azaa-ban-naar.
Wa- ad-khil-naa jan-nataa ma-’al -ab-rar yaa-
azeezu ya ghaf-faar, ya rob-bal-’aa-lameen.

• O Our Lord! Give us Goodness in this world, give


us Goodness in the Hereafter, and save us from
the torments of Hell-fire. And make us to enter
Paradise together with the Righteous ones. O
Most Powerful, O Most Forgiving O Lord of the
Worlds.

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Du’a at
Multazim
This place is known for efficacy of any
supplication (du’a) when made here. You are to
present your appeal and supplication that you may
have here, in any language and for whatever
requests, fervently directed to Allah.
To assist, may we suggest the following.

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Meaning of the
Supplication
• O Allah, O Lord of this ancient House! Save our
necks and those of our forefathers, mothers,
brothers and children from the Hell-fire. O The
Forgiver, The Merciful, The Bountiful and the
Most Beneficent! Acquit us well in all our
dealings and save us from being humiliated
with shame in this world and the punishment in
the Hereafter.

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• O Allah! I am Thy slave and the child of Thy slave.
I am standing beneath the Gate of Your House, I
am begging in front of You. I seek Thy blessings. I
fear Your punishment of the Hell-fire and ask for
salvation from its torments. O Thou The ever
Bountiful! Shower us always Thy Bounties, O
Allah! I pray Thee that my prayers may reach
Thee, O Allah! Lessen the weight of my sins and
reform all my affairs. Purify my heart and provide
light in my grave and forgive me all my sins. I beg
Thee for a place in the high places in Thine
Paradise.

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At Maqam-
Ibrahim
Offer two raka’at solat Tawaf at this place or there about.
This place is also known for efficacy of any
supplication (du’a) when made here. Again you may
present your appeal and supplication which you may
have here, in any language and for whatever requests,
fervently directed to Allah.
To assist, may we suggest the following.

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Meaning of the
Supplication
• O Allah, You know all of my affairs be they hidden
or apparent, so pardon me (my faults). You know
what I need and desire, so fulfill them for me my
request. You know what is in my inner self so
forgive me all my sins. I ask You O Allah! For a
faith with which my heart should be filled, for a
conviction such that I am certain in accepting
every thing that You have ordained for me. You
are my Helper in this world and the Hereafter.
Make me to die in the faith of Islam and be
included amongst the Righteous.

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• O Allah! Do not deny me forgiveness for all my
sins and trespasses, on the occasion of this my
Pilgrimage to this Holy place; remove from me
all my worries; solve for me all my problems;
fulfill for me my needs and make easy for me all
my burdens and affairs in my life; remove the
constriction in my breast; illuminate my heart
and make all my deeds to be righteous. O Allah!
Give us death only in Islam and include us
amongst the faithful, and do not to afflict us
with a bad name nor subject us to trials. Ameen,
O Allah Lord of the Worlds.

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At the well of
Zam-Zam
Come to the well or where water from the
zam-zam well are made available, while
facing the Ka’ba, recite the Basmallah
(thrice) and drink it in three draughts.
It is Sunnah to recite the following Du’a:

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Recitation and Meaning of
the Supplication
• Allahum-ma – in-nii - as-aluka riz-qan waa
–si - ’aa,
wa-’il-maan-naa-fi-‘aa,
wa -shifaa-am- min-kul-li daa’

• I beseech Thee O Allah! Bestow upon me


generous subsistence, beneficial
knowledge and the cure for every
ailments.

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SA-’IE
Running to-and fro between Mt Safaa
and Marwah
AFTER TAWAF FOR ‘UMRAH OR FOR HAJJ, PILGRIM
WILL NEXT PERFORM SA’IE BETWEEN SAFAA AND
MARWAH. IT IS SUNNAH TO BE PERFORMING IT IN
RITUAL PURITY (WUDHU) BUT THIS IS NOT ESSENTIAL
UNLIKE TAWAF.

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Approaching
Mount Safaa
After completion of Tawaf and drinking Zam-zam
water, one may go to Hajr-al-Aswad (if time
permits). If not then go towards Mount Safaa for
the Sa-’i
It is Sunnah when approaching Mt. Safa to recite
the following Qur’anic recitation:

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Recitation and Meaning of the
Supplication
• In-na-as-Safaa wal-Mar-wata min-sha-’a -irillaah,
fa-man Hajjal bayta awi’-tamara falaa junaaha
–’alayhi - anyat-taw-wafa bihimaa, wa-man –
tataw-wa-’a khairan, fa-in-naAllaaha shaa-ki-run
‘Aleem.

• Behold! Safa and Marwa are among the symbols


of Allah. So if those who visit the House (of Allah)
in the season, or at other times, they should
encompass these hills, and if anyone obeys his
impulse to do good, be sure that Allah is He Who
appreciates and knows.

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Intention (niyyat):
• Allahumma inni ureedu Sa’-ya bayn-as-
Safaa wal-Marwata sab-’aa - asw-watin, lil-
laahi waj-hikal Kareem, fa-yassir-hu-lii wa-
taqab-bal-hu-min-nii.

• O Allah! I desire to perform Sa-’i between


Safaa and Marwah – seven circuits, solely
to seek Thy Noble Countenance (i.e.
seeking Thy pleasure), therefore make it
easy for me and accept it from me.

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Starting the Sa-’i
On Mount Safa, face towards the Ka’aba and raise hands
in supplication. Recite Takbir and Tahlil and Salutation
on the Prophet s.a.w.. Pray for the rest of the Muslim
world and for oneself and praise Allah much (you may
compose your own du’a in any language).
Here we present a sample du’a from our Prophet s.a.w.:

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Meaning of the
Supplication
• Allah is the Greatest, Allah is the Greatest, Allah
is the Greatest, and all praise is due to Allah for
He showed us the guidance, all praise is due to
Allah Who blesses us, all praise is due to Allah
Who inspired us, all praise is due to Allah Who
showed us the right path, and if He had not
guided us, we would not have been guided. None
has the right to be worshipped but Allah, He is
One without companion. For Him is the Kingdom
of Heaven and earth and all the Praises. He
makes to live and to die; and He Himself is the
Ever living and who alone never dies. And in His
hand is all goodness and He is the All-Powerful.

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Meaning of the
Supplication
• None has the right to be worshipped but Allah,
Allah is true to His promise, He helped His
servants and gave strength to His troops who
routed the Confederates by Himself. None has the
right to be worshipped but Allah and we offer
sincere worship unto none but Him. O Allah! Thou
has said, and Your words are true, that “If you call
upon Me, I will hearken to your call”, verily Thou
will not fail in Thy promise. A I beseech You not to
tear off from me (the faith of) Islam as You have
guided me into it, till You cause me to die as
Muslim.

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Meaning of the
Supplication

• Glory be to Allah and All Praise is due to Allah and


He is the Greatest, and there is neither power nor
strength except Allah, the All-Mighty, the
Greatest. O Allah! Peace and blessings be on our
Chief Muhammad and his family and his
Companions and his followers till the Day of
Judgement. O Allah! Forgive and my parents and
my elders and all the Muslims and blessings be
on all the Prophets and all Praise is due to Allah,
Lord Sustainer of all the Worlds.

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Lower your hands and
start to move towards
Mount Marwa for the first
‘shawt’.
Recite Takbir, TaHmid and Tahlil and much Praise and
glorification of Allah. Until you reach point mark by a
green light (“mil-ain akhdarain”). Each you arrive at this
whether to and from, for men it is Sunnat to jog at fast
pace from this point on until you reach another mark
where the jogging should stop – and you continue with
whatever du’a and zikr

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Important recitation:
• Rob-bigh-fir war-Ham, wa’-fu wa takar-
ram, wa tajawaz -‘am-maa ta’- lam, in-
naka ta’-lamu ma-laa na’-lam, in-naka
antaAllahul- a-’az-zul akram.

• O My Lord! Forgive me and have Mercy on


me, pardon me and do good towards me.
Erase for me my sins which You are aware
of. You are Allah , You know all that we
know not. You are indeed the Most
Powerful, the Most Noble.

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Slower your pace and
continue to move on
towards Mount Marwa –
with Zikr and Du’a that
you may wish to recite
On approaching Mount Safa,
recite the Qur’anic verses
pertaining to Safaa and Marwa:

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Important recitation:
• In-na-as-Safaa wal-Mar-wata min-sha-’a -irillaah,
fa-man Hajjal bayta awi’-tamara falaa junaaha
–’alayhi - anyat-taw-wafa bihimaa, wa-man –
tataw-wa-’a khairan fa-in-nallaaha shaa-ki-run
‘Aleem.

• Behold! Safa and Marwa are among the symbols


of Allah. So if those who visit the House (of Allah)
in the season, or at other times, should
encompass these hills, and if anyone obeys his
impulse to do good, be sure that Allah is He Who
appreciates and knows.

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Repeat towards Mount
Safaa (for second shawt)
and then repeat to return
to Marwa again for 3rd–
and so on until the 7th Shawt.

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Ending for the 7th shawt
will be at Mount Marwa.
On Mount Marwa face towards the Ka’aba and raise
hands in supplication. Recite whatever du’a you may
know with Takbir and Tahlil and Salutation on the
Prophet s.a.w.. Pray for the rest of the Muslim world and
for oneself and praise Allah much (you may compose
your own du’a in any language).

After which those who are performing ‘Umra and Sa-ie


for Hajj may do the Tahallul.

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TAWAF WIDAA’
(Farewell
circumambulation)
Before leaving Makkah, it is obligatory (wajib) for
pilgrims to make this Tawaf. It is preferred that this be
done at time of leaving (viz. after vacating hotel and
when all luggage has been placed in the bus). After
which to offer prayer at Maqam Ibrahim, drink Zam-zam
water facing the Kiblah and then go to Multazim before
departing. It is recommended to recite the following:

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At Multazim – make any requests - and include this
recitation:

• As-saa- ilu bi-baa-bika yas-aluka min-fadw-


lika wa-ma’-ruu -fika wa-yar -juu raH-ma-
tika.

• (I am) the beggar is at Your Door asking


for Thy favour and Thy recognition, and
seeking Thy Mercy.

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At Multazim – make any requests - and include this
recitation:

• Allaahum-ma in-na haa-dzaa bay-tukal-ladzii -


ja-’al-taa-huu mu-baa-rakanwa-hudanlil-’aa-
lameen, fee-hi aa-yatun-bay-yi-natunma-qaamu
ib-raaheem. Wa-man-da -kho- la-huu aa-minan.

• O Allah! Verily Thy House that Thou blessed and


made as guidance for the (people of the) worlds,
in it are the signs manifest, Maqam-e-Ibraheem,
whosoever enters it attains security.

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At Multazim – make any requests - and include this
recitation:
• AlHamdu-lil-laahil-ladzii haday-naa-li-haa-dza, wa-maa-kun-
naa, li-nah-ta-di-ya lau-laa an-ha-dai-nallaah, fa ka-maa ha-
dai-ta-naa, fa-ta-qob-bal min-naa , wa-laa-taj-’al haa-dzaa,
aa-khi-ral-’ah-di min-bay-ti-kal-Ha-raam,- war-zuq-naal ‘aw-
da -ilay-hi, hat-taa tar-dwaa- ‘an-naa bi-Roh-matika yaa-ar-
Ham-mar-Ro-himeen.

• All praise is due to Allah! Who guided us to this,


and were we not guided if Allah had not guided
us. So as You have guided us, therefore accept
this from us and do not make this visit to Thy
Sacred House our last one, and grant us the
return to it again until Thou has become pleased
with us with Thy Mercy, O Most Merciful of the
Merciful!.

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Then step back to leave the Ka’abah
– and make this supplication from afar:
• Allaahumma- laa-taj-’al-hu aa-khiral-’ah-di min-bay-tikal-ha-raam,
wa in-ja-’al- ta, fa-aw-widw-min-hul-jan-naah.
• Aa- i-buu-na taa -i- buu- na- ‘aa-bi-duu-na li-rob-bi-naa, Haa-mi-
duu-na lir-roH-ma-ti, qo-si-duu-na, swa-do-qallahu wa’-dah, wa-na-
soraa-’ab-duhuu, wa-ha-za-mal aH-zaa-ba waH-dah. Laa-haw-la
wa-laa-quw-wata il-laa bil-laahil-’aliy-yil-’a-zeem.

• O Allah! Do not make this visit to Thy Sacred House as our


last one, and if You decree it as our last, then reward us
with Paradise in return, (we are) yearning for a return, as
repenters, worshippers of our Lord, praising, heading
towards His Mercy. Allah’s promise is True, He helped His
servant (Prophet Muhammad s.a.w.) and defeated the army
of non-believers all by Himself, There is none who has Might
and Power except with the help of Allah, the Most High the
Most Esteem.

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