The Hijr (Hateem) is a crescent-shaped area situated just adjacent to the Holy Kaba. A part of Hijr (Hateem) is also known as Hijr-Ismail which means Stone for Ismail, which is the place where a shelter was made by Hazrat Ibrahim (A.S) for his mother Hazrat Hajra and Ismail (A.S). Pilgrims don't tawaf or move in the region between this divider and the Kaabah. This is 90 cm in stature and 1.5 m in width and of white marble. Recommended: 13 Sights of Holy Kaaba you should know about
- Hijr (Hateem) is a low divider, which was a part of Kabah when Hazrat Ibrahim (A.S) built it initially. It is said that approximately 3 metres of the area adjacent to the wall of Hijr (Hateem) is considered to be a part of Kabah so Tawaf must be performed outside the finish range of the Hijr (Hateem).
- Later on, Kabah was reconstructed by Quresh, during which the Kabah took its cubical shape and Hijr (Hateem) was left outside. It is a semi-circular, crescent-shaped low wall adjacent to Kabah. Some researchers said that the graves of Ismail and his mother Hajrah lie covered underneath the Hijr Ismail. However, others have rejected those narrations as Da’eef (weak).
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