Mawaqit: Fixed Times and
Places For Ihram
741. Ibn 'Abbas
narrated that the Messenger of Allah
specified for the people of Madinah, Dhul Hulaifah(a place 540 km to the north of Makkah) as miqat.(218) For those coming from ash-Sham (including Syria, Jordan and Palestine), he specified al-Juhfah (a place 187 km to the north-west of Makkah and close to Rabigh, where they now perform their Ihram). For those coming from Najd, he specified Qran al-Manazil, (a mountain, 94 km to the east of Makkah, overlooking 'Arafah: For those coming from Yemen, he specified Yalamlam (a mountain 54 km to the south of Makkah. These places are for the people (coming from the above specified countries) as well as for others, who pass by them on their way to perform Hajj or 'Urnrah. Those living within those boundaries can assume Ihram from where they set out (for the journey), and even the residents of Makkah, their Miqat would be
the place where they are staying in Makkah.' Agreed upon.218. A place from where they must declare their intention for Hajj and enter the state of Ihram.
narrated. 'The Messenger of Allah
specified for those coming from Iraq, Dhat 'Irq (a place 94 km to the north-east of Makkah) as their Miqat.' Related by Abu Dawud and An-Nasa'i
743. Muslim related a similar narration on the authority of Jabir, but it is most probably Mawquf.
744. Al-Bukhari reported that it was 'Umar
, who specified Dhat 'Irq as the miqat (of those coming from Iraq).(219)219. After al-Basrah and al-Kufah were conquered.
745. Ibn 'Abbas
narrated that the Messenger of AlIiih
specified al- 'Aqiq (a part of Dhat 'Irq) for those coming from the east.' Related by Ahmad, Abu Dawud and An-Nasa'i.