places marked out on the different sides of the city of Makkah
on reaching which the pilgrim coming for the Hajj or Umrah from
a place lying beyond them is required to put the Ihram. Some
special places have been marked as miquats on all sides of
makkah by the Holy Prophet which are as follows.
Miqat (Ihram stations)
Miqat or a prescribed station as set for Muslims by Prophet
Mohammed (peace be upon him)
station for pilgrims or Mutamir from Egypt. Syria and Arab
Maghreb states is "Al-
known today as "Rabegh" located in the northwestern part of the
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The station for pilgrims or Mutamir from Madinah Al-Munawarah is
Known nowadays as Abyar Ali.
station for pilgrims or Mutamir from Iraqi is "Dhatu-irq"
located northeast of Makkah Al-Mukarraaamah.
station for pilgrims or Mutamir from Kuwait and the eastern and
central provices of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is
to the place now known as "Al-Sail"
station for pilgrims or Mutamir from Yemen,and neighbouring
regions is "Yalumlum"
a mountain south of the above mentions applies to other polgrims
coming from the same direction .
It is not permissible for Pilgrims or Mutamir to pass through
these prescribed stations without entering into Ihram, whether
they arrive by road, air or sea.
By Air Pilgrims:
Pilgrims traveling by aero planes should take bath and should
wear Ihram on reaching the Miquat. it does not matter if the
pilgrim puts on the Ihram before reaching the Miquat, but he
should make the Intention(Niyyat) and call out "Labbayka" only
on reaching the Miquat following the anouncemant.
If Pilgrims or Mutamir going to visiting Al-Madinah Al-
Munawarah and the Mosque of the Prophet (before Makkah, he is
not required to enter into Ihram. Ihram station of Al-Madinah
pilgrims is "Abyar Ali".