Makkah al-Mukarramah

Makkah Al-Mukarramah :: places Du’a accepted around Ka’abah

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The blessing of being in the presence of ones Shaykh whilst contemplating Allah Ta’ala’s House flow in abundance, so how are they when one follows their Shaykh in performing Tawaf, and is in attendance when he raises his hands in Du’a at one of the Mubarak locations where Du’a is accepted and is close by during Muraqabah and to share this other with other mureeds? And if this is not blessings enough, then for the bounties to flow even more by receiving a memorable lesson in the middle of the night in the courtyard of Masjid Al-Haram with an accompanying diagram explaining where Du’a is accepted around Ka’abah. Alhumdulillah, Alhumdulillah, Alhumdulillah! May Allah Ta’ala protect him, increase him in knowledge and continue to raise his rank higher and higher

Ijaza was given for the diagram to be shared here, Masha’Allah!

  • Al-Hajarul Al-Aswad, any place along the line radiating out from the Black Stone (bottom left hand corner of the above diagram, then proceeding anti-clockwise)
  • Multazam, the area between Al-Hajarul Al-Aswad and the Ka’abah Door.
  • Place where the original Zamzam Well is located.
  • The Ka’abah Door, Babur Rahmah.
  • Maqam Ibrahim.
  • Within the boundaries of the Hateem, under the Meezab.
  • Inside Ka’abah, for brothers who may be invited during one of the ceremonies for washing the inside. The place where our Beloved Rasulullah SallAllahu alaihi wasallam was known to have offered Salat at the time of the conquest of Makkah corresponds with that section where the former door is sealed over. Originally there were two doors to the House.
  • Moving slightly towards Rukn Yemeni marked the place that was the Qiblah that Adam Alaihis Salam faced.
  • Rukn Yemeni
  • At the half way mark along the south eastern wall, where we recite: Rabbanaa aatinaa fiddunyaa Hasanatan wa fil aakhirati Hasanatan waqinaa A’dhabannaar. It was explained that our Blessed Prophet SallAllahu alaihi wasallam prayed here when Qiblah was at Baitul Maqdis and if one was to draw a line from this point Madinatun Nabi and Al-Aqsa would be on this very line, SubhanAllah!
  • Safa
  • Marwa
  • and Al-Meilain Al-Akhdarain, the two sections were men run between Safa
    and Marwa.

And those who strive in Us- We will certainly guide them to Our paths.


The one, who tries to reach Me, knows Me.

The one, who knows Me, wants Me.

The one, who wants Me, seeks Me.

The one, who seeks Me, finds Me

The one, who finds Me, serves Me.

The one, who serves Me, remembers Me.

The one, who remembers Me,

I remember him with My Mercy.

Be alone for My prayers.

Purify your deeds from showing off

Then I will make you wear the clothes of My love.

Turn towards Me and be ready for My remembrance,

I will remember you in front of My angels.

So says Allah Ta’ala in His Hadith Qudsi. Such expressions of deep and profound love our Rabb Subhanahu wa Ta’ala has for us. So it becomes incumbent on us to strive with our utmost towards Him, seeking His favours, following His Commands and making earnest supplications to Him, Insha’Allah.

Read about the various changes to the Ka’abah throughout the ages here where this older photo is from. The first mountain Allah Ta’ala ever created, Abu Qubays visible in the background, before it became the foundation for the royal palace, as seen in the following photo. Also note the changes to the masonry work. The older rendering around the massive blue stone bricks is irregular with thicker mortar work.

On the Day of Arafat when the new Kiswah adorns the Ka’abah, the edges are folded up revealing the evidence of the sealed door on the south west side of BaituLlah. Comparisons between the different style of the Kiswahs is interesting too.

An inspiring account of one Walis Du’a while at the Ka’abah:

Zun Noon Misri Rahmatullah alaihi, says: “Once I was performing Tawaf around the Ka’aba. Everybody’s eyes were fixed on the Ka’aba when suddenly a man approached the Ka’aba and said: ‘O my Lord, I am Your poor servant who is astray from Your court and who has run away from Your door; I beg of You that thing which is nearest to You and I beg of You that I be allowed such worship of You which You love most; O Allah, I beg of You through those saintly ones and Your Nabis that You grant me to drink the wine of Your love; O Lord remove from me the ignorance that prevents me from reaching knowledge (Ma’firat) of You that I may eagerly reach unto You, and converse with You silently in my desire.’

Thereafter having said this prayer, he cried bitterly for a long while.

He cried so much that his tears flowed to the ground. Then suddenly he started laughing and went away.”
Zun Noon Misri Rahmatullah alaihi says: “I followed him and thought within myself that this man must be either be a perfect sufi or a mad man. He went out of the mosque towards the outskirts of town. He became aware of me and said: ‘What do you want? Why do you follow me, please leave me alone.’

I said:  ‘May Allah have mercy on you, what is your name?’

He replied: ‘Abdullah’ (servant of Allah)

I asked: ‘What is your father’s name?’

He replied: ‘Abdullah’ (servant of Allah)

I asked: ‘Every one is a servant of Allah. But what is your real name?’

He replied: ‘My father named me Sa’doon.’

I asked: ‘Are you then not he who is known as Sa’doon, the mad one?’

He replied: ‘yes, I am he.’

I asked: ‘Who are those saintly ones through whom you prayed to Allah?’

He replied: ‘They are the ones who walk towards Allah in a similar manner as he who walks that has made the attaining of Allah’s love their aim in life. And they have separated themselves from this world in the same manner as him whose heart has been snatched away.’
Then he continued: ‘O Zun Noon, I have heard you say that you would like to know the Asbaabe Ma’rifat.’

I replied: ‘Yes, for I want to benefit from your knowledge.’

Then he recited two couplets in Arabic:

‘The hearts of the Aarifeen are sunk in the remembrance of the Lord at all times.
And so does the heart become so involved that near Him it makes its home.
And I have with such sincerity fallen in love with Him. That nothing can now remove from my heart the love I bear for Him.’”

Then I will make you wear the clothes of My love.


All good is from Allah Ta’ala whereas mistakes are from this humble speck. May Allah Ta’ala Bless all readers, bringing you all closer to Him and His Rasul SallAllahu alaihi wasallam.  May He accept our humble efforts and grant us the capacity to be good and do good. Ameen.

Makkah al-Mukarramah

…it is…

…it is…crowded…Alhumdulillah… …it is…a challenge…Alhumdulillah… …it is…noisy…Alhumdulillah… …it is…congested…Alhumdulillah… …it is…awesome…Alhumdulillah… …it is…SubhanAllah…Alhumdulillah… …it is…sacred…Alhumdulillah… …it is…grandiose…Alhumdulillah… …it is…stirring…Alhumdulillah… …it…

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  • Mukmin Reply
    February 7, 2010 at 4:01 pm


    Yet another interesting post. Makes us glad we’re not salafis. We feel its better to just be in the middle, between a salafi and a sufi. Too much of salafi with this bidaah and that bidaah makes one hard whereas too much of sufi with their unquestioning obedience to their sheiks…Hmmm…

    Anyway…being on hajj in 2009 is interesting and Alhamdulillah Allah made it soo smooth for us, that any amount of Alhamdulillahs invoked does not even compare to the blessings HE bestowed on His Servants.

    My only wish is for the Authorities, especially in Madinah, to please, please spare some thoughts for the South East Asian sisters (Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore). When it comes to allocating Raudah time for the sisters, its always the SE Asian sisters who get treated the worst! Just because these sisters are the least vocal and most forgiving amongst the other sisters… does not mean stepping on them. They are aways the last to be allowed in, then before even 5 mins has lapsed they are shooed away to allow others to rush in for a another round before the allocated time is up.

  • almiskenah Reply
    February 8, 2010 at 11:54 am

    Assalamu alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu,
    Dear Mukmin,
    Insha’Allah, may Allah Ta’ala lead us all to Him and unite as the Ummah of His Habib SallAllahu alaihi wasallam, Ameen.
    I do not know what the answer is to the distressful way sisters are treated in Rowdha during the busy times. So many travelling from far distant places, all wanting to be present in a few square meters of Jannah…emotions are high and to be rushed and shoved and left waiting for hours leaves one bereft of any spiritual connection. The current strategy leaves much to be desired, but what are the alternatives? Some say the time will come when sisters will be barred from Ziyarah, as was the case when they barred sisters from attending the Mawajahah side about twenty years ago. And as the numbers of pilgrims are annually on the increase it will compound the situation even more. Ya Rabb, Ya Lateef, Ya Wadud.
    Wassalamu alaikum

  • Sabera Reply
    February 8, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullah,
    Ameen thumma ameen to your duas!
    Oh to behold what the ‘Arifeen behold, and to love as they love! May Allah grant us the sincere endless overwhelming love such as is possessed by His Awliyah!

  • Muslimah min Junoobi afreeqa Reply
    February 9, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    Do you mind sharing with us the name of ur sheikh? And did you hear about the accident last week in Makkah,in which the nephews of Moulana.Abdulhafeez Makki passedaway, if yes,then can u mention the detail story of what happend?

  • ayd Reply
    February 9, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    salam alaik, Alhamdulilah, our visits to Madinah & Makkah Shareef makes such a difference when we have a Sheikh to guide us & on how to make Azmat of these Mubarak places. Even the poetry that our Sheikh writes brings out an aah from our hearts !! Inshallah Id love to share some of these with you dear sister !

  • almiskenah Reply
    February 10, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Wa ‘alaikumus Salam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu,
    Ameen thumma Ameen to your soul felt sentiments Dear Sister Sabera.
    Dear Muslimah min Junoobi afreeqa, suffice that Allah Ta’ala is aware, and no I did not hear of this accident, inna liLlahi wa inna ilaihi rajeoon. May Allah Ta’ala’s Rahmah surround the two souls taken back to Him and bless the families and friends with Sabr, Ameen.
    So true Dear Ayd, would love to have the opportunity to feel touching ‘aaaahs’ released from the heart 🙂 Do share, Insha’Allah.
    Wassalamu alaikum

  • Um3eesa Reply
    May 21, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    Essalam Alykm w Rahmatullahi T’ala w Barakateh
    LOVE your blog, but this post has my heart racing, lol..can it be that we share the same Shaykh? =’) Send me an email, ya Ukhti Fillaah; I’ve bookmarked your blog for now; I would LOVE to drown in these posts, but then my final semester’s grades will DEFINITELY drown…followed by myself, after my Dad finds out my GPA!xD

    I would like to humbly request for your Du’aa; my finals start on Sunday..after which I have my Sharee’a finals in July..please pray that whatever Ilm I acknowledge doesn’t just stay on the ‘surface’, but is actually mirrored in my A’ is VERY hard to remain steadfast on the Right Path, with all the Fitn that prevail. I would also greatly appreciate if you could convey my Salam at Ar-Roudha; Jazaakillah Khayr fdnya wel Akhirah!

    Awaiting impatiently for your reply,

    Wes Salam Alykm w Rahmatullahi T’ala w Barakateh

  • Um3eesa Reply
    May 21, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    Lol, apparently my racing heart has my English messed up, too!
    Impatiently awaiting your reply*

  • almiskenah Reply
    May 22, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    Wa ‘alaikumus Salam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu,
    Dear Um3eesa, LOL to your drowning comments…may you forever be drowned in the love of Allah Ta’ala and His Habib SallAllahu alaihi wasallam and then all else will fall into place, Insha’Allah! Insha’Allah I will convey your Salam, but from in front of the Dome of Peace as getting into Rowdha these days for sisters is so chaotic that I avoid the shoving, choosing to connect in the calm and tranquility outside late at night. May you been bestowed with success with your studies, Ameen.
    Will try to email ‘soonish’ 🙂
    Wassalamu alaikum

  • Ufuk Reply
    December 9, 2010 at 3:35 am


    I am just thinking about Kaba door, who is opening this door and cleaning inside? Is any one have a key? Go ask any church any Cami any other place, than come back here give me a answer!

    ve AleYkum-Selam

  • almiskenah Reply
    December 9, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    Assalamu alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu,
    Dear Ufuk,
    this article may answer your query,
    The Mubarak Ka’bah is cleaned twice a year by Saudi dignitaries, usually princes etc and each time certain other dignitaries and other ‘chosen’ brothers from across the Muslim world are invited to be present.
    Not sure why I would ask for this information in a church??
    Wassalamu alaikum

  • » Blog Archive » …summoned… Reply
    May 10, 2011 at 7:53 pm

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  • Ahmadur Rahman Choudhury Emran Reply
    July 6, 2015 at 12:39 am

    Honorable:Imam (Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh)
    My name is Ahmadur Rahman Choudhury & My Girlfriend Name is Salima Mostafa. I love her Extremely Madly Truly Alot & I Want To Get My Love Back ASAP. My Honor Request Please Help Me Please. Please Make Dua and Help Solve My Problems ASAP. I Forever will be Grateful to you.

    Shukran Jazilan”(???? ????)

  • awaise ahmed Reply
    August 16, 2015 at 11:14 am

    I need 6 credits to enter in 3-1 exams i am getting continous failure from 2 years please make a dua so that i can get success in written exams so i can enter in 3-1
    Duaoon ki guzarish

  • shabana Reply
    May 15, 2016 at 1:00 pm

    Please do dua for me for passing moh sharjah exam…….please please please

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