Holy Ka’ba: The
House of Allah in the Holy Mosque in Makkah,
The Ka`bah is the first and the most ancient house of worship
ever built for all of humankind and dedicated to the worship of
one God. So by facing toward the Ka`bah in our prayers, we are
stressing the unity of humankind under the Lordship of the One
and only God.
direction Muslims face to pray.
The north-western corner of the Ka’ba faces towards Yemen and
this is why it is called Rukun-e-Yemeni (Yemen’s Pillar). It is
not appropriate to kiss this part during making a circuit of the
Black Stone) Abne Abbas narrated that Allah's messenger ( peace
be upon him said: the black stone came down from paradise and
was whiter then milk but the sin of the sons of Adam turned it
black, Hajis should kiss it if they get chance.
southern part of the wall between the door of the Ka’ba and the
black stone is called Multazam. Pilgrims embrace this part of
In a Hadith whoever calls Allah upon Al- Multazim Allah will
answer his prayer.
Hateem: A short
distance away from Ka’ba towards North there is an open
space.The place has small walls around it but there is no
ceiling. There is a tradition of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon
him) that suggests that this place was left without a roof
because not enough wood was available to cover the entire
building. A pilgrim should keep this place inside the Tawaaf but
it is not right to face towards this place when offering
(Place of Ibrahim)
There is a small round-shaped building in front of the door of
the Ka’ba and the Multazam. This building has a stone that was
used by Hadrat Ibrahim to stand on to complete the walls of the
Ka’ba.on the Stone there are Ibrahim's foot prints, This is called
Muqam-Ibrahim (Place of Ibrahim). After completing the seventh
circuit during the pilgrimage, two Raka’t of prayer are offered,
near the Muqame Ibrahim. Allah almighty said:
And you people keep the maqam (place) of Ibrahim as a please
of prayer. (Al Baqarah 125)
is a circle of white stone around the Ka’ba. This is the place
where the circuit of the Holy Ka’ba is performed during the
pilgrimage. The circuit of the Holy Ka’ba is an integral part of
the worship offered seven times during Hajj.
Zam Zam: Zamzam is
the name of the famous well in al-Masjid al-Haram , it is
situated at a distance of thirty cubits away from Al-kaa'aba
this well sprung up when Ismiee'l ( alaihi as salaam)as an
infant struck the Earth with his heels in thirst, his mother
looked for water, but could not find any ,,she climbed to the
top of Mount Safa and prayed to Allah (SWT) for help, and then
she climbed Mount Marawa and did the same. Allah (swt) responded
to her supplication and sent jibreel to dig out the well of
Zamzam , it is from the virtues of the Zamzam that it is
situated in Makkah.
According to the hadith:The water of Zamam is for the purpose
forwhich it is drunk.
Around the Ka’ba is a mosque that has a rectangular shape with
rounded corners. Pilgrims offer prayers in this mosque by making
circular rows and face towards the Ka’ba.
Al-Safa and Al-Marwa:
Two small hills in Mecca were located in the north of
Masjid-el-Haram. Now these hills have been flattened. Hadrat
Hajirah ran seven times between these two hills in search of
food and water. Pilgrims are ordained to follow her footsteps
and go to these hills seven times.
Mina: There is an
open ground three miles to the east of Makkah called Mina. There
are three walls in this ground that are called Jumrat
representing Satan. These walls are called Jumrah-tul-Sugrah,
Jumrah-tul-Wusta, and Jumrah-tul-Aqbah.Hajis sty there for three
Jamrah Al Aqabah:
(kubrah) Monument in Mina,closest to Makkah.
the Meddill monument.
the Small monument,
A valley between Minah and
Hajjis sould pass this valley.
Arafat: The most
important stop during Hajj
On the 9th day of Dhul Hajj pilgrims gather in a great ground
that is located about 9 miles to the southeast Makkah. This
ground is called Arafat. Pilgrims stay at this place from the
time of Duhr prayer until Maghrib. Jabalu-Rahmat is a small hill
that also stands on this ground. A pilgrim is required to stay
at this ground for his/her pilgrimage to be acceptable.
ground is located roughly 5 miles from Arafat towards Mina.
Muzdalifa also called Mash’ar-al-Haraam.
When you leave Arafat remember Allah ( by
glorifying his praise,
Pilgrims spend the night of 9ht Dul Hajj in this field on their
way back from Arafat. They offer Maghrib and Isha prayers
combined and then Fajr prayer on the morning of the 10th day of
Dul Hajj at this place.
Masjid Al-Khaef: A
big, beautiful Mosque in Minah.
Masjide Al Masharil Haram:
A big, beautiful Mosque in Muzdalfah.
Masjid Al Nimrah:
A big, beautiful Mosque in Arafht.
Taneem A big and beautiful Mosque in Makkah at Madinah Road,
This place acts as Miquat for people living in Makkah. If someone
is living in Makkah and wants to perform Umrah then he can go to