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Definitions Of The Terms In Hajj (2)
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  May 14, 2018
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Definitions Of The Terms Used In Connection With Hajj

Part: 2

 


Bab-e-Jibril:

 Through this gate Hazrat Jibril, the angel, used to visit the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him).

This is the gate through which we go to Jannat-ul-Baqi'.


Dam:

 During Ihram, perpetration of certain prohibited acts causes the obligation of offering sacrifice of a goat etc. It is called Dam.


Ghar-e-Hira:

 It is the cave where the first revelation was sent down to the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him).

It is situated in Jabal-e-nor which is on the roadway to Mina. Its top is visible from far off.


Ghar-e-Thaur: 

In this cave the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him) stayed for three days at the time of his migration (Hijrat) from Mecca.


Hajar-e-Aswad:

 The black stone. It is a stone from Paradise. It was white like milk when it came from the
Paradise but the sins of the human beings rendered it black. It is fixed in the wall at about a man'sheight in the southeastern corner of Baitullah. It has a silver frame around it.


Hudaibia:

 It is the name of a place before the precincts of Haram on the way from Jedda to Mecca. Nowadays, it is known by the name of Sumaisiya. A mosque is situated on this very spot. Here, the Holy Prophet entered into a treaty with the infidels and it is the place where the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him) took an oath of allegiance,
Bai'at-ur-Ridhwan by name from his noble companions. It is the starting point of the precincts of Haram.


Hatim:

 It is a piece of land surrounded by a wall of man's height adjacent to Baitullah on the north side.

It is called Hatim as well as Ahjar or Hazira. While observing Tawaf it is Wajib (obligatory) to include this piece of land. It is a part of Ka'ba. In Pre-Islamic period when Quraish of Mecca started reconstruction of Ka'ba, they abandoned construction of this portion due to deficiency in Halal (lawfully acquired) funds.

( From:Hajj-Merits And Precepts By Mr Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani )

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