Hadith on Hajj: We begin as Allah began in the Quran

December 1, 2017

Jabir reported: I heard the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, when he arrived in Mecca, circling the House seven times, and reciting the verse, “And take the station of Abraham as a place of prayer,” (2:125). The Prophet prayed behind the station, then he came to the black stone and greeted it. Then, the Prophet said, “We begin as Allah has begun,” and he recited the verse, “Verily, Al-Safa and Al-Marwah are among the symbols of Allah.” (2:158).

Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 2967

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to At-Tirmidhi

عَنْ جَابِرِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ قَالَ سَمِعْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ حِينَ قَدِمَ مَكَّةَ طَافَ بِالْبَيْتِ سَبْعًا فَقَرَأَ  وَاتَّخِذُوا مِنْ مَقَامِ إِبْرَاهِيمَ مُصَلًّى  فَصَلَّى خَلْفَ الْمَقَامِ ثُمَّ أَتَى الْحَجَرَ فَاسْتَلَمَهُ ثُمَّ قَالَ نَبْدَأُ بِمَا بَدَأَ اللَّهُ وَقَرَأَ إِنَّ الصَّفَا وَالْمَرْوَةَ مِنْ شَعَائِرِ اللَّهِ

2967 سنن الترمذي كتاب تفسير القرآن باب ومن سورة البقرة

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