SA`IE.

1 .  The seven rounds of pilgrims from "Safa Mount" to "Marwa Mount" is called "Sa`ie".



Latest saie gallery. gallery between mount saffa and marwa. it is built in 2008.

2 .  By the order of Almighty Allah, when Syedna Ibrahim (Allaihi Salaam) came back leaving his wife and infant son Syedna Ismail (Allahi Salaam) all alone on the hot soil of Makkah which was unpopulated and unwatery. When infant Syedna Ismail(Allahi Salaam) felt thirst and started to cry, mother Syeda Hajira (Allahi Salaam) left him over rough and hot surface and started searching of water. She came over "Safa" hill and hen she started running towards "Marwa" mount. She struggled ( In Arabic Struggle Means Sa`ie ) and ran seven times between "Safa and Marwa " mounts, in search of water. Almighty Allah loved this devotion of a Mother and ordered rest of the human beings to come here and repeat this action of Syeda Hajira (Allahi Salaam). This action will have been repeated by the faithful till the "Day of Judgement".



Another view of saie from marwa towards saffa
 

3 .  After modern and extensive construction of "Masjid-ul-Haram", both the mounts have come inside the Haram. When pilgrims walked from "Safa to Marwa", "KABA" is at the left side and when they come back it is easily seen on the right side.



See holy kabbah on left ferom safa mount and on right from marwa mount.

4 .  For pilgrims, both the hills and area of "Sa`ie" has been covered with attractive tiles and it has been linked with air conditioning system.

5 .  Only few big stone of original mounts are still there which have now become very smooth because of
       continuos stepping of pilgrims.


 


FROM ONE SIDE PILGRIMS GOING TOWARDS  MARWA

AND FROM OTHER COMING TOWARDS SAFA. IN THE
MIDDLE WHEELCHAIRS OF DISABLES AND OLDS ARE
BEING PUSHED.

   LATEST PICTURE OF SAIE
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6 .  The passage between "Safa and Marwa" mounts has been divided into two parallel parts, one is used for the persons going from "Safa to Marwa" and other part is used for coming from "Marwa to Safa". Between these two parallel parts a two way passage is left for old and disabled persons, who can use wheel chairs in this space.  These chairs are available near inside "safa gate" on payment.


 
Wheel-chairs out of safa gates are available for  pilgrims. The wheel chairs
 are kept in front of safa
gate beside the wall of palace of saudi king.

   7 .  A same type area for Sa`ie has been built on first floor of "Haram" just above the original ground level "Sa`ie" area. This is built so that room may be doubled for faithful on the occasion of "Hajj" and "Ramadan". Stairs and lifts are installed near safa gate to care pilgrims on upper level. 


ACADEMIC KNOWLEDGE OF SAIE

1. The literal meaning of sa'ee is "effort".

2. Sa'ee is performed after (1) tawaf for Umrah, after  (2) tawaf-ul-Qudoom, and after (3) tawaf-al-Ifadah. You should be in ihraam for (1) and (2). Ihram is not required for (3) unless you are performing it before the cutting of your hair.

3. There is no nafl sa'ee.

4. There is no sa'ee after the Farewell tawaf (tawaf-al-Widaa).

5. Sa'ee consists of 7 rounds of walking between As-Safa and Al-Marwah. One round is completed when you begin from As-Safa and end at Al-Marwah. The return from Al-Marwah to Al-Safa completes the second round and so on. A few allegedly make the mistake of counting the beginning and ending at As-Safa as the completion of one round. Thus they end up walking 14 rounds which is not required.

6. The total distance you would have walked performing sa'ee is approximately 3.15 km (the distance from As-Safa to Al-Marwah is approximately 450 m.)

7. If you are tired after performing the tawaf, you don't have to proceed to perform the sa'ee immediately. You can rest and perform the sa'ee later.

8. Wudu is not required for sa'ee. It is, however, preferable to be in wudu as you may have to interrupt your sa'ee to join the congregational prayer.

9. Sa'ee must be interrupted for the congregational prayer. After the end of the prayer, you must start your sa'ee from the place where you stopped.

10. You may interrupt your sa'ee to perform the janazah prayer or continue your sa'ee without interruption.

11. Try to perform the sa'ee in the middle floor rather than the ground floor. There is less pushing and jostling in the middle floor and you also get a better view of a good part of the Ka'bah in some sections of this floor. Sa'ee can also be performed on the open roof floor. Given the heat, early morning, evening and night are the recommended times to perform sa'ee on the roof floor.

12. Men should walk briskly between the green lights (located on the side of the walls nearer to As-Safa). Women should not run. If you are looking after elderly or female pilgrims, you don't have to walk briskly. Do not run all the way from As-Safa to Al-Marwah. It is not Sunnah.

13. The gaps in the floor tiles at both ends of the As-Safa and Al-Marwah hills are wide. Walk slowly as you move over these stretches. If you walk speedily, the sharp edges of the tiles can cut your heels/toes and cause bleeding. I've seen this happen.

14. Look out for water spills along the way especially near the spots where the zamzam water tanks are placed. You can slip and fall. I've seen this happen. A serious back injury can permanently damage your pilgrimage.

15. Do not walk in the area built especially for pilgrims in wheelchairs (ground floor) even if that area or parts of it are not being fully used. Maintain your discipline at all times.

16. Do not engage in idle chat while performing the sa'ee. You can engage in discussions that help to clarify your understanding of Islam and strengthen your iman.

17. You can engage in various forms of worship (duah, dhikr, tasbih) during sa'ee. Do not raise your voice. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "You are not calling upon a deaf or an absent One." [Bukhari]

18. There is no requirement to dua in Arabic during sa'ee. You can dua in your own language.

19. Do not perform sa'ee in a group as the continued effort to maintain the group formation will hinder the movement of others.

20. Do not follow or recite behind a leader when performing the sa'ee. The sa'ee is not an exercise in class recitation! A continuous chorus of voices reciting behind a leader will disturb the worship of others. Remembrance of the Almighty in a dignified manner on your own is the right worship.

21. Menstruating women pilgrims can perform the sa'ee as purity is not a condition for sa'ee.



 SOME OLD IMAGES OF OLD MASSAS

       (PASSAGE BETWEEN MOUNT SAFA AND MARWA)      

1. An old view of saie.it is unique picture more than
        60 years ago(approx). This area was out of
                   masjid-ul-Haram at that time.




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2.     ANOTHER OLD PIC OF MASSA
             SHED WAS  FIXED OVER
                     SAIE  PASSAGE



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3.  OLD DOOR OF SAFFA . PILGRIMS HAD TO
      COME OUT FROM MASJID-UL-HARAM
        TO PERFORM SAIE IN A STREET OF
               COMMERCIAL  ACTIVITIES



 

MELLIAN AGH ZAREEN (DEEP AREA OF SA`IE)

1 .  During SAIE (running from safa to  marwa), there is a part which is hilighted by the green tube lights under  the ceiling, is known as "MELLIEN AGH ZAREEN".



Green light area in saie(massa) indicating area of Millien

asghareen where male pilgims run.

2 .  Originally it was a deep area between "Safa and Marwa" mounts. When Syeda Hajira ran from "Safa to Marwa" in search of water, She kept her eyes over her beloved son - infant Syedna Ismail , who was lying & weeping due to intense thirst on the hot surface near kabba but when she reached in the deep area, the child became disappeared, she accelerated her pace and reached on the top where from she could again watch her child. Action of loving mother is so much liked and appreciated by Almighty Allah that he ordered pilgrims to run faster in this deep area so that the memories of syeda Hajir might be repeated till the day of judgement.



Anotherr view of millien Asghareen.

                                                                           
                                                                           

 

3 .  Because of modern construction of Haram, no one can determine this deep area as now every thing is in level. For pilgrims this area is hilighted by green tube lights.



Green area and gallery of wheel chairs  also visible with pilgrims

doing saie.

4 .Male pilgrims must run fast in this area where as females must walk in normal way.
                                     (See detail in umra  section)


 

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