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Jabir said when describing the Prophet’s pilgrimage: ‘…and when he approached mount Safa he recited:

إِنَّ الصَّفَا والمَرْوَةَ مِنْ شَعائرِ الله…

Innas-safa wa-almarwata min shaAAa-iri Allah ….

أَبْدَأُ بِمَا بَدَأَ اللهُ بِهِ.

Abda-o bima badaal-lahu bih.

‘Indeed Safa and Marwah are from the places of worship of Allah…’

‘I begin with what Allah began with.’

…so he started with Safa and climed it until he could see the KaAAbah, he then faced it and said:

اللهُ أكْبَرُ، اللهُ أَكْبَرُ، اللهُ أَكْبَرُ

Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar.

‘Allah is the greatest, Allah is the greatest, Allah is the greatest.’

…and then he would say the following three times making a supplication (one should make a personal supplication) after each time:

لَا إِلهَ إِلَّا اللهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ، لَهُ المُلْكُ وَلَهُ الحَمْدُ وهُوَ عَلى كُلِّ شَيءٍ قَديرٌ، لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللهُ وَحْدَهُ أَنْجَزَ وَعْدَهُ، وَنَصَرَ عَبْدَهُ وَهَزَمَ الأَحْزَابَ وَحْدَهُ.

La ilaha illal-lahu wahdahu la shareeka lah, lahul-mulku walahul-hamd, wahuwa AAala kulli shayin qadeer, la ilaha illal-lahu wahdah, anjaza waAAdah, wanasara AAabdah, wahazamal -ahzaba wahdah.

‘None has the right to be worshipped except Allah, alone, without partner.To Him belongs all sovereignty and praise and He is over all things amnipotent. None has the right to be worshipped except Allah alone.  He fulfilled His promise, aided His Servant and single-handedly defeated the allies.’

…he would repeat this action at Marwah.