Masjid-ul-Haram is the most sacred place on earth. Although Allah (SWT) showers blessings and accepts supplications while praying at any part of the Grand Mosque, there are some special places where Dua is always accepted. Find out all about these places where Dua is accepted and pray at these specific locations on your visit to the Haram.
It is the place where pilgrims perform Tawaf around the Holy Kaaba. This area is extremely blessed and it is said that when a person performs Tawaf at Mataf, all his/her supplications are accepted.
Multazam is the area bordered by Hajr-e-Aswad on one side and the door of Kaaba on the other. It is almost 2 meters wide in length. After performing Tawaf around the Holy Kaaba, pilgrims come to this point, seek forgiveness and make Dua by placing their hands on the wall section.
3. Hateem or Hijr Ismail
Hateem or Hijr Ismail is a crescent-shaped area adjacent to the Holy Kaaba and has a significant history. Praying in Hijr holds great reward and is equivalent to praying inside the Holy Kaaba. Remember to make Dua at Hateem or the Hijr-Ismail as it’s again a blessed place where Duas are accepted.
Hajr-e-Aswad is set in the eastern corner of the holy Kaaba. Also known as the Black Stone, it was brought down from Heaven (Jannah) and presented to Prophet Ibrahim (AS) to place it in the corner of the Holy Kaaba. Tawaf is started and ended by pilgrims facing this sacred Black Stone. It is one of the most blessed places in Masjid al-Haram where Dua’as (supplications) are accepted and if you get an opportunity to kiss the black stone, you should seek Allah’s forgiveness and make Dua.
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5. Inside the Holy Kaaba
It is another blessed place in Haram where Dua is always accepted. Pilgrims are not allowed to enter inside the Holy Kaaba as its door is closed for the public. Only officials and special guests of the king of Saudi Arabia have the chance to go inside the Kaaba and make Dua. But there is no need to be disappointed. Praying in Hijr is like praying inside the Holy Kaaba as it is a part of the Kaaba.
6. Below Meezab-e-Rehmat
Meezab-e-Rehmat is a gold spout situated on top of the Holy Kaaba between Rukn e Iraqi and Rukn e Shami from where rainwater falls onto Hijr Ismail. It literally means water outlet of mercy. Rainwater streams down from the top of Kaaba through Meezab-e-Rehmat and people believe this water to be blessed and has healing qualities. It is also believed that Allah (SWT) accepts every Dua/supplication made under Meezab-e-Rehmat.
7. Safa and Marwah
Safa and Marwah are the hills where pilgrims perform Sa’yee during Hajj and Umrah. The Sa’yee is the seven circuits that are to be made between the hills of Safa and Marwah to honour the mother of Prophet Ismail (AS) – Bibi Hajra (RA) who searched for water here after Prophet Ibrahim (AS) left her on the command of Allah (SWT). Dua made during Sa’yee is never rejected.
Maqam-e-Ibrahim is another place for acceptance of dua in Haram. It is the point where Prophet Ibrahim (AS) stood on an extensive stone piece while constructing the upper level of the Holy Kaaba. Pilgrims can still see the footprints of Ibrahim (AS) on that rock. It is sunnah to offer two Rakah prayer at the Maqam e Ibrahim after completing Tawaf and Dua made here is always accepted.