Monday, November 26, 2007

Mistakes at the Performance of Sa’ie

IOL Syari`ah Researchers

There were many errors of rituals done by certain quarters of the Hujjaj which do not conform to the Sunnah and rules of Hajj and it should be avoided.

The error done at the Performance of the Sa’ie between Safa and Marwah.

1. Took wudu’ in order to walk between Safa and Marwah which they claim that who does so would has 70,000 ranks or status written for those every step they takes.

2. Specifying special Do`a for certain places and rituals, such as:

· Saying Do’a’ when descending from Safa, saying: O Allah! Make me act according to the Sunnah of Your Prophet, and cause me to die upon his religion, and protect me from the misleading trials, by Your Mercy, O Most Merciful One.

· Saying while making Sa’ie: O Allah! Forgive and have mercy and pass over what You Know...etc

2. Perform Sa’ie repetitively in Hajj or `Umrah.

3. Perform Solat two Raka’ahs after completing Sa’ie.

5. Proceed to perform the Sa’ie between Safa and Marwah after the Iqamah has been said for prayer - so much so that they miss the prayer in congregation.

6. Consider going from Safa to Marwah and coming back as one round (shawt), and thus performing Sa’ie fourteen times instead of seven.

7. Hastening throughout Sa’ie, while it is enjoined to run between the two green flags only and to walk normally during the rest of the distance.

8. Performing Sa’ie alone, i.e. doing it neither in Hajj nor in `Umrah. There is no evidence on this from the Prophetic Sunnah.

9. Climbing the mounts of Safa and Marwah, turning towards Qiblah (the direction of the Ka’abah), raising hands and saying “Allah is the Greatest” like as if starting Solat. This is wrong, because the Prophet SAW used to raise his hands only for supplication; he praised Allah, celebrated His Greatness, and asked Allah for what he willed while facing Qiblah.

10. Uttering certain words declaring one’s intention at the beginning of Sa’ie

11. Specifying supplications for each round of Sa’ie, as there is no evidence on this in the Sunnah. Rather a pilgrim is to supplicate Allah and ask Him whatever he desires.

12. Commencing the Sa’ie from Mount Marwah which contradicts the Sunnah and nullifies the first round (which started from Marwah).


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