- The Holy Ka'aba - The House of Allah and the birth place of Imam
Ali b. Abu Taalib (Peace be upon Him)
- Hajar Al-Aswad (The Black Stone)
- Maqam-e-Ibrahim (Peace be upon Him)
- Hijr Ismail - This was the location of the house of Prophet Ismael
(Peace be upon Him). He and his mother are buried here. He denied access to
anyone because he did not like it to be walked on. Other prophets
are also buried in this location. According to Imam Baqir (Peace be
upon Him), the
place between Rukn and Maqam is full of graves of various Prophets.
According to Imam Sadiq (Peace be upon Him), seventy prophets are buried between Rukn
Al-Aiman and Hajar Al-Aswad
- Well of Zamzam
- Mizabe Rahmah - The golden trough (water channel) between Rukn
Iraqi and Rukn Shami
- Mustajar - This is just before Rukn Yamani whilst walking from
Rukn Shami to Rukn Yamani. It has also been defined as the area
between the Black Stone (Hajar Al-Aswad) and the door of the
- Mutaawadh or Multazam - The place between Rukn Yamani and the
Black Stone (Hajar Al-Aswad)
- Hatwim - According to the book Adabul Haramain, this is
the place between the door of the Ka'aba and
Hajar Al-Aswad. It is
called Hatwim "the smasher" because it smashes major and minor sins
of the one who seeks forgiveness here. It is said that this is the place
where Prophet Adam (Peace be upon Him), was forgiven. According to
the book Umrah & Ziyarat,
this is the place where Prophet Ismail (Peace be upon Him), his mother and many other
prophets are buried. See Hijr Ismail above.
- Rukn Al-Aiman (right-hand corner of the Holy Ka'aba) - This is
opposite the Black Stone behind the House. The
Holy Prophet (Peace be upon Him), said,
"Whenever I come at this point, I find the angel Jibril is already there
before me." Imam al-Sadiq (Peace be upon Him), said, "Rukn al-Aiman is our gate to
Paradise". He also said, "In this place is one of the doors of
Paradise that has never been closed since it was opened. There is a
river from Paradise in which deeds of the servants are dropped."
Also called Rukn al-Junubi, it comes before the Black Stone corner.
- Rukn Shami or Rukn Gharbi - This is the corner of the Ka'aba that comes
after Hijr Ismail
- Rukn Al-Sharqi - This is the corner where
Hajar Al-Aswad rests.
- Rukn Al-Shimali Rukn Iraqi - This is corner that comes after the Ka'aba's door before one reaches
- Mount Safa - When going to Safa for Sa'y, use the same
door that the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon Him) used, which is Bab as-Safa,
opposite the Black Stone.
- Mount Marwa
Jannat Al-Mualla (Cemetery in Mecca) View:
Also known as Al-Hajun.
The Holy Prophet (Peace be upon Him) used to
visit it frequently. It is the 2nd holiest graveyard after
Those buried here include:
- Abd Manaf - The great, great-grandfather of the Holy Prophet
(Peace be upon Him)
- Grave of Hashim - The great-grandfather of the Holy Prophet
(Peace be upon Him)
- Grave of Abdul Muttalib - The grandfather of the Holy Prophet
(Peace be upon Him)
- Grave of Amina - The mother of the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon
Him). According to another source, Amina is buried in Abwa (between
Mecca and Medina) - where the 7th Imam (Peace be upon Him) was also born
- Grave of Abu Talib - The father of First Holy Imam Ali (Peace be
- Grave of Khadija - The first wife of the Holy Prophet (Peace be
upon Him) and mother
of Sayyidah Fatima (Peace be upon Her)
- Qasim - The son of the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon Him) who died in his infancy
Amongst the famous scholars buried in the graveyard of Hajun are:
- Marhum Agha Mirza Muhammad al-Istrabadi - author of Rijal al-Kabir
wa Ayat al-Ahkam
- Sayyid Mir Muhammad Mu'min al-Istrabadi author of Al-Ruj'a.
He lived near Mecca
- Sayyid al-Shahid Mir Zeinul Abideen al-Husseini al-Kashani who
was martyred in Mecca and buried in a grave he had chosen himself
in the graveyard of Mu'alla. He was amongst those who laid the
foundation of the Holy House after it was demolished
- Sheikh Muhammad son of the author of Al-Maalim. His grave
lies near the grave of Khadija (Peace be upon Her)
- Ibn Sheikh Muhammad - buried beside his father. Used to take a
lot of care in matters concerning Ihtiyat (caution) and fear
Jabal Nur -The mount on which the Cave of Hira
is found View:
Cave of Hira - The cave where the
Holy Prophet (Peace be upon Him) used to meditate frequently during the first
forty years of his life, and where the first revelation of the Holy Quran was
revealed unto him. View:
Cave of Thaur - The cave where the Holy Prophet
(Peace be upon Him) hid from his enemies when migrating to Medina.
Birth place of the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon Him) -
Situated near "Suq Lail" and presently a library by the
name of "Maktaba Makkah Al-Mukarramah".
The house of Khadija (Peace be upon Her) and the birth
place of Fatima (Peace be upon Her) - This is where the Holy Prophet (Peace be
upon Him) lived until he migrated to Medina. It is also where Khadija (Peace be
upon Her) died and where Fatima (Peace be upon Her) was born. It is also the
place where the Meccan's had planned to kill the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon
him) on the night of Hijrat and Ali Ibne Abi-Talib (Peace be upon Him) slept in
The arch angel Jibrail used to descend with revelations
from Allah (God) to the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon Him) here as well.
The house of Ibrahim (Peace be upon Him), and the son of the Holy Prophet
(Peace be upon Him) who died in his infancy.
The house of Abu Talib (Peace be upon Him), the father of Ali (Peace be
Mount Abu Qubais - In close proximity to this
place is where the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon Him) performed the miracle of
splitting the moon in two.
Saraf - About two farsakhs from Mecca, Maimuna,
the wife of the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon Him) is buried there.
Feel - Near Mecca, Abdullah b. Ismail b.
Badhee's grave is to be found. He was amongst the companions of the 5th, 6th,
7th and 8th Imams, may peace be upon Them.
Fakh - Another place for pilgrimage is the
graveyard of the martyr's of Fakh - it is the name of a place which used to be
Miqat-e-Swibyaan. At this place, approximately one hundred people from the
descendants of Fatima (Peace be upon Her), the daughter of the Holy Prophet
(Peace be upon Him), lost their lives at the hands of the people of Musa Al-Hadi
Muhaddith Al-Qumi quotes the 9th Holy Imam Al-Jawad
(Peace be upon Him) as having said that after Taf, there had been no other fatal
and destructive battle as the one at Fakh. Du'bal also mentions Fakh in one of
Useful Maps for
Pilgrims to Mecca & Medinah