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

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, “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 began,” and he recited the verse, “Verily, Al-Safa and Al-Marwah are among the symbols of Allah.” (2:158).

Al-Tirmidhi said, “This is acted upon by the people of knowledge, that they would begin with Al-Safa before Al-Marwah.”

Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 2967

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani

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

قال الترمذي وَالْعَمَلُ عَلَى هَذَا عِنْدَ أَهْلِ الْعِلْمِ أَنَّهُ يَبْدَأُ بِالصَّفَا قَبْلَ الْمَرْوَةِ

2967 سنن الترمذي كتاب تفسير القرآن باب ومن سورة البقرة

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