f:918 - What are the Meeqaat for those who go for Haj from India
| Country : Cuddapah, India, |
Name : Ihtisham Ul Haq
|Question: What are Meeqaat and how many Meeqaat are there? What is the Meeqaat for those who go from India?|
|Answer: Those who live within of the Haram of Makkah are called “Harami.” For these people, for Haj the Meeqaat is the Haram itself and for ‘Umrah, it is Hill, which is the outlying area of Haram, like Masjid Aisha (May Allah be well pleased with her) J‘irrania, etc.|
The area outside the actual boundaries of the Haram is called Hill. Those who live between Hill and Meeqaat are called Hilli, for e.g. those who live in Jeddah and so on. For them, the Meeqaat is Hill. If they want to go for Haj or Umrah, they should wear the Ihraam from their own places.
Those who live outside the Meeqaat are called “Aafaaqi”.
The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) has decreed different Meeqaat for those who come from different parts of the world, so that they wear the Ihraam from those places.
There is a Hadith in Sahih Bukhari:
Translation: It has been narrated on the authority of Hadhrat ‘Abdullah Bin ‘Abbas (May Allah be well pleased with them), he says that the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) decreed Dhul Hulaifah as the Meeqaat for Madina, for those who come from Syria, the Johfa, for those who come from Najd, it is Qarn Ul Manaazil and for those who come from Yemen, Yalamlam. (Sahih Bukhari, Hadith No. 1526)
There is a Hadith in Sahih Muslim:
Translation: For those who come from Iraq, the Meeqaat is Dhaat ‘Irq. (Sahih Muslim, Hadith No. 2867)
There are 4 Meeqaat around the Ka’aba:
(1) For those who come from Madina, “Dhul Hulaifa”.
(2) “Johfa” for those come from Egypt and Syria.
(3) “Qarn” for those who come from Najd.
(4) “Yalamlam” for those who come from Yemen, Hindustan, Pakistan and such areas.
(5) “Dhaat ‘Irq” for those who come from Iraq.
And Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) knows best.
Mufti Hafidh Syed Ziauddin Naqshbandi Qadri
[Professor, Islamic Law, Jamia Nizamia,
Founder/Director, Abul Hasanaat Islamic Research Center]