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I`m planning on to go for umrah this month.I wanted to know what are the dua`s that can be said during tawaaf and sai`. During tawaaf and sai` can we do our own dua`s (that is anything of our problems).If yes then when during tawaaf and sai`?
I also have heard that when we reach haram and in the first glance of haram we can make dua. Is it true? if yes what exactly it mean?
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Dua in tawaf sai umrah
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
Your Question: I wanted to know what are the dua`s that can be said during tawaaf and sai`. During tawaaf and sai` can we do our own dua`s (that is anything of our problems).If yes then when during tawaaf and sai`?
Except for the specific supplication between the last stretch of each ‘tawaf’ of the Kaaba, ie. between ‘rukne Yamani’ and ‘Hajar Aswad’, there are no specific or particular duas recorded in the authentic Sunnah which one needs to recite during the ‘tawaaf’. One may praise The Lord Most High and/or supplicate the Lord Most Merciful in any language and words in the ‘tawaaf’. It is Sunnah to recite this supplication during the last stretch of each ‘tawaaf’ between the ‘rukne Yamani’ and the ‘Hajar Aswad’:
‘Rabbana aatena fid-dunya hasanah, wa fil-aakherate hasanah, wa kena adaab-an-naar. Wad khilna Jannataka ma-al abraar, Ya Azeezo, Ya Ghaffaar.’
(O our Lord, give us the good in the world,
and give us the good in the Hereafter, and save us from the torment of the Hell
Fire. And (O our Lord) enter us into
There are set of green lights between the two mounts of Safa and Marwa, and it is Sunnah for the male believers to do a slight jog between these two green lights when performing the Sai. There are no particular or specific duas or supplications recorded in the authentic Sunnah which have to be recited during the ‘Sai’; one may praise Allah, recite the Quran, or supplicate Allah as much as and in any language as one wills and pleases.
Your Question: I also have heard that when we reach haram and in the first glance of haram we can make dua. Is it true? if yes what exactly it mean?
The Messenger of Allah (saws) would make this supplication at the first sight of the ‘Kaaba’ whenever he (saws) entered the Holy Santuary:
"Allahumma zid hadhal bayti tashrifan, wa ta 'zeeman, wa takriman, wa muhabatan, wa zid min sharfihi, wa karamihi, mimman hajjahu au 'itamarahu tashrifan wa takriman wa ta'zeeman wa birran.” (O Allah! increase this House's honor, and dignity, and respect and grant all those who come to it for Hajj or Umrah honor, and dignity, and respect and righteousness.)
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,