History of Safa and Marwa
Safa and Marwa are the two Holy Hills situated in Makkah. The memories of sacred Safa and Marwa Hills belongs to Bibi Hajra and Prophet Ismail (A.S). Prophet Ibrahim (A.S) was commanded by Allah to leave His wife Bibi Hajra and son Hazrat Ismail (A.S) in the desert of Arab (presently Mecca) near Safa and Marwa. Ibrahim (A.s) is the Prophet of Allah and He must fulfill the orders of His Lord. So He left His wife and child in the desert alone with a jug of water. When the jug of water ended infant Ismail (A.S) was crying for water than her mother complete seven rounds between the Safa and Marwa for the seeking of water and at the certain place from where She couldn’t able to see Her son, She ran fast.
An old picture of Safa Marwa Sa’i,
This act of Bibi Hajra is accepted by Allah and all the Pilgrims from that time till the day of judgment are ordered to complete seven rounds between Safa and Marwa in the memory and sacrifice of Bibi Hajra in every Umrah. Even the portion where Bibi Hajra ran between Safa and Marwa, Pilgrims are ordered to run. These seven rounds between Safa and Marwa is called Sai. This was the reason which make two ordinary Hills the sacred and Holy places of Muslims.
When Flood entered in the Haram e Kaaba and Sa’i Area,
Basically the order of Allah to Ibrahim (A.S) is the trier by Allah as Ibrahim was blessed with son at very old age and another reason behind this order that in future Ismail and Ibrahim (A.S) have to build the Holy Kaaba. This sacrifice is base foundation of Khana e Kaaba and ZamZam water.
Pilgrims are busy in Dua after completing their Sa’i at Mount Marwa.
Let Al-Khair be your partner to witness these sacred places of Islam through which one can seek the blessing of Allah and the pay the tribute to the great sacrifice of Prophet Ibrahim, Ismail (A.S) and Bibi Hajra. Al-Khair provides best services and peace of mind to the guests of Allah so they concentrate on their Ibadaat, Umrah and other holy duties.
Why is safa and marwa important?
Masjid Al-Haraam in Makkah features two historical mountains/hills, Safa and Marwah … Actually, the service of performing Sa’ee pays tribute to the story of Hajar’s search for water for her child.
who ran between safa and marwa?
“Bibi hajra” run between the hills of Safa and Marwah seven times.
Why do we run between Safa and Marwa?
This represents Hagar’s search for water for her son Ismail. Muslims believe Ismail struck his foot on the ground, which led to a spring of water that emerged. Pilgrims then run between the hills of Safa and Marwah seven times.