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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Fadhail (Kelebihan) Makkah

Makkah telah dipilih oleh Allah s.w.t. menjadi tempat tumpuan hamba-hamba-Nya yang Mukmin sejak turun temurun dan mempunyai kelebihan serta keistimewaan yang banyak.
Di bawah ini dinyatakan beberapa hadis mengenai kelebihan (fadhail) Makkah.

1. Makkah ialah Tanah Haram

*Maksudnya: Daripada Ibn Abbas r.a. bahawa Rasulullah s.a.w. bersabda pada hari pembukaan kota Makkah: “Sesungguhnya negeri Makkah ini telah dijadikan oleh Allah s.w.t. sebagai Tanah Haram pada hari Dia menciptakan langit dan bumi. Makkah ialah Tanah Haram dengan pengharaman daripada Allah sehingga ke hari kiamat. Tidak di benarkan berperang di Makkah kepada sesiapa pun sebelumku, dan tidak dibenarkan kepadaku kecuali beberapa masa shaja (pada hari pembukaan kota Makkah tahun ke-8H). Makkah ialah Tanah Haram dengan pengharaman daripada Allah sehingga ke hari kiamat. Tidak boleh memotong pohon, tidak boleh menangkap binatang perburuan (yang hidup bebas), tidak boleh mengambil barang yang tercicir kecuali mereka mahu mengumumkannya kepada orang ramai dan tidak boleh mengerat rumput di Makkah. “Kata al-Abbas (bapa saudara Rasulullah): ‘Kecuali Iskhir (sejenis tumbuhan yang harum baunya) untuk dibuat bahan bakar kepada tukang besi dan dibuat atap rumah.’ Jawab Rasulullah s.a.w.:’Kecuali Izkhir.”

2. Nabi Ibrahim a.s. mengisytiharkan Tanah Haram Makkah

*Maksudnya: Daripada Abdullah bin Zaid r.a. Nabi s.a.w. bersabda: “Sesungguhnya Nabi Ibrahim telah mengharamkan Makkah dan berdoa untuknya dan aku mengharamkan Madinah sepertimana Ibrahim mengharamkan Makkah dan aku berdoa untuk (keberkatan) cupak dan gantangnya sepertimana Ibrahim a.s. berdoa untuk Makkah.
3. Makkah ialah sebaik-bailk negeri dan tempat yang paling disayangi oleh Allah s.w.t. dan Rasul-Nya s.a.w.
*Maksudnya: Daripada Abdullah bin ‘Adi bin Hamra’ al-Zuhdi: Aku lihat Rasulullah s.a.w. berdiri di Hazwarah dan bersabda: “Demi Allah! Sesungguhnya Makkah ialah sebaik-baik bumi Allah dan bumi yang sangat disayangi oleh Allah s.w.t., kalaulah aku tidak dihalau keluar daripadamu nescaya aku tidak akan keluar.”

4. Makkah tidak dimasuki dajal

*Maksudnya: Daripada Anas bin Malik r.a. bahawa Rasulullah bersabda: “Semua negeri akan dimasuki oleh dajal kecuali Makkah dan Madinah, semua jalan masuk dikawal olah para malaikat yang berbaris-baris, kemudian Madinah akan bergoncang sebanyak tiga kali dan Allah s.w.t. akan mengeluarkan semua orang kagir dan munafik daripadanya.”

5. Ancaman daripada melakukan ilhad (kejahatan) di Tanah Haram

*Maksudnya: Daripada Ibn Abbas r.a. berkata bahawa Rasulullah s.a.w. bersabda: “Tiga golongan manusia yang paling dibenci oleh Allah: (1) Orang yang melakukan ilhad (kejahatan) di Tanah Haram. (2) Orang yang mahu mengekalkan amalan jahiliah dalam Islam. (3) Orang yang menuntut darah manusia tanpa hak untuk menumpahkannya.”

6. Kelebihan tawaf

*Maksudnya: Kata Ibn Umar r.a.: Aku mendengar Rasulullah s.a.w. bersabda: “Sesiapa yang melakukan tawaf di rumah ini (Kaabah) tujuh pusingan genap, pahalanya adalah seperti memerdekakan seorang hamba.” Dan aku juga mendengar Rasulullah s.a.w. bersabda “Tidak meletakkan kaki (orang yang tawaf) dan tidak pula mengangkat yang lainnya kecuali Allah s.w.t. menghapuskan kesalahannya serta menulis baginya satu kebjikan.”

7. Rahmat kepada orang yang tawaf, solat dan memandang kaabah

*Maksudnya: Daripada Ibn Abbas berkata bahawa Rasulullah s.a.w. bersabda: “Bahawasanya Allah menurunkan 120 rahmat setiap hari, diturunkan kepada Kaabah; 60 rahmat untuk orang tawaf, 40 untuk orang solat dan 20 untuk orang yang memandangnya.”

8. Kelebihan solat di Makkah

*Maksudnya: Daripada Abdullah bin al-Zubair berkata bahawa Rasulullah s.a.w. bersabda: “Solat di masjidku ini (Masjid nabawi) lebih baik daripada 1000 kali solat di masjid lain kecuali Masjidilharam, solat di Masjidilharam lebih afdal daripada 100 kali solat di masjidku ini (iaitu 100 ribu kali di masked lain).”

Disebut dalam riwayat lain: “Solat di Baitul Maqdis pahalanya 500 kali ganda daripada masjid lain.”

Sekali bersolat di masjidilharam Makkah pahalanya ialah sama dengan solat di tempat lain (selain Masjid Madinah dan baitul Magdis) selama 55 tahun, 6 bulan dan 22 hari.
Solat sehari semalam (5 waktu) pahalanya sama dengan solat selama 277 tahun, 9 bulan dan 10 hari.
Banyak lagi hadis yang menyebut tetang fadilat-fadilat (fadhail) Makkah, pembaca disarankan agar merujuk kitab dan lainnya.

Heavy Rains in Saudi Delay Muslim Pilgrims at Haj

The Malaysian Insider - Thursday Nov 26, 2009
JEDDAH, Nov 25 — The annual haj pilgrimage began with delays for thousands of Muslims stuck in the Saudi Red Sea port city of Jeddah today after heavy rain forced the closure of a motorway to Islam’s holy city of Mecca.

Stranded pilgrims waited in the kingdom’s western city where most arrive and where rain has flooded many houses and streets.

“We’re stuck because of the water and rain. God willing, everything will be okay,” said Hakan, a Turkish pilgrim from Istanbul as he waited for a bus to Mecca.
Some 1.6 million pilgrims have come to Saudi Arabia for the haj, the world’s largest regular religious gathering and a duty for all Muslims to perform at least once if possible.
Pilgrims from within Saudi Arabia are set to raise the total above 2.5 million, posing logistical and health challenges for the authorities.
Officials appealed to pilgrims to stay in Jeddah until the motorway is re-opened.
In central Mecca, pilgrims with umbrellas walked the ritual path seven times around the Kaaba, the ancient cube-shaped shrine which Muslims face when they perform their daily prayers.
Some worried they would be unable to spend the night in a tent camp in a valley in Mina as they follow the route Prophet Mohammad took 14 centuries ago.
“We are staying in tents for now. Heavy rain turned red-carpeted corridors into streams of water with empty cans of soft drinks floating,” said Zohra Nasef, from Morocco and on her second haj.
Authorities have improved facilities to ease the flow of pilgrims, particularly around the area where they throw stones at pillars symbolising the rejection of the devil’s temptation. In 2006, 362 people were crushed to death there, the worst haj tragedy in 16 years.
Officials are also trying to prevent a spread of the H1N1 virus during the crowded ritual. At least four pilgrims have died of swine flu since the beginning of the haj season.
The kingdom, the birthplace of Islam, has urged Muslims over 65 and under 12 as well as people with chronic diseases and pregnant women not to perform the ritual this year.
Several countries have put restrictions on their pilgrims and Tunisia has banned citizens from going altogether.
This year, the mainly Sunni Muslim kingdom is battling Shi’ite Yemeni rebels after they raided its territory, an issue that raises fears of possible protests by fellow Shi’ite Muslims during the rituals. Saudi Arabia bans public protests, especially during haj.
Riyadh earlier this month warned against any attempt to politicise the pilgrimage. Some 100,000 security staff are on duty in Mecca in western Saudi Arabia.
In 1987, a rally by pilgrims against Israel and the United States led to clashes with Saudi security forces in which 402 people, mostly Iranians, died.
Saudi Arabia, a US ally which sees itself as Sunni Islam’s guardian, has often been at odds with Shi’ite Iran, mainly after the 1979 Islamic revolution.
The Saudi warning followed remarks by Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to departing Shi’ite pilgrims that they could not ignore conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, the Palestinian territories and Pakistan. —

Heavy Rains Flood Road To Mecca - 25Nov09

(FOX News) JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia — The heaviest rain to hit Islam's annual hajj pilgrimage in years soaked the faithful and flooded the road to Mecca, snarling traffic as millions of Muslims headed for the holy sites. The downpours add an extra hazard on top of intense concerns about the spread of swine flu.

Pilgrims in white robes holding umbrellas, some wearing face masks for fear of the flu, circled the black cube-shaped Kaaba in Mecca, the opening rite for the hajj.

But the shrine — Islam's holiest site — and the nearby, rain-soaked streets did not see the usual massive, pushing crowds, because many tried to stay inside nearby hotels or were caught in the traffic jams heading into the city.

Mecca and the nearby Red Sea coastal city of Jiddah often see heavy rains during the winter months, and Wednesday's were unusually strong, swamping Jiddah with 2.76 inches of rain, more than it gets in a year on average, according to weather officials.

They were the heaviest in years to coincide with the four-day hajj. Already jammed traffic was worsened — with a jam of cars as long as 20 miles on the partially closed road from Jiddah to Mecca, and some pilgrims and journalists were trapped in Jiddah.

The rains could also exacerbate the hajj's perennial dangers. The rites — a lifetime dream for Muslims, who come to cleanse their sins — are always a logistical nightmare, as a population the size of a small city moves between Mecca and holy sites in the nearby desert over the course of four days.

In the past, the rites have been plagued by deadly crushes caused by congestion as the unimaginable crowds perform the rituals. In 2006, all it took was a piece of luggage dropped by one person to trip up others and cause a pile-up that killed more than 360 people.

A slippery, rain-slicked street could be equally deadly — and with the main rites due to begin outside Mecca on Thursday, Saudi authorities urged those arriving at the holy sites to move cautiously and not to rush.

This year has brought the added worry that the massing of more than 3 million people from around the world could bring a swine flu outbreak. In the past months, the Saudi government has been working with the United States' Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to set up clinics and precautionary measures to stem any outbreak.

Shahul Ebrahim, a consultant from the Atlanta, Georgia-based CDC at the hajj, said it was too early to tell if the rains could exacerbate the spread of H1N1, which is transmitted in the air, not by water.

"Rain can lead to other waterborne diseases ... But we still don't know how it will effect H1N1. We can't predict," he told The Associated Press.

Hassan El Bushra, an epidemiologist in the Cairo office of the World Health Organization, said "there is no evidence that this will cause any kind of spread, including the spread of swine flu." It could even be beneficial if it means crowds are smaller, he said.

So far, four pilgrims have died from the H1N1 virus since arriving in Saudi Arabia in recent days, and 67 others have been diagnosed with the virus, Saudi Health Minister Abdullah al-Rabeeah told the Arab news network Al-Jazeera English.

Signs at the airport and around the holy sites urge the faithful to cover their faces when they cough, wash their hands often and wear a mask. The swine flu vaccine is given free at the airport for those who want it. More than 100 clinics have been set up at holy sites, and large supplies of Tamiflu and other anti-flu medications are on hand.

The crowds provide a perfect environment for swine flu's spread, said Ebrahim. "We are expecting there to be seven people standing in one square meter at any given time during prayers, and this is very dangerous for airborne diseases like swine flu," he said.

"There is no personal space," he said. "Ideally you should be one meter away from someone to avoid catching the disease."

So far, traffic jams were the worst result from the rains, as pilgrims in convoys and on foot struggled to get to some of the sites, which are miles apart. In Mecca, they rushed around puddles for shelter under concrete overhangs.

During the rainy months of November through January, heavy downpours often swamp neighborhoods in Mecca and Jiddah because of poor drainage.

Moreover, Mecca is deep in a mountainous desert valley, so even a short, intense rain can cause dangerous flash flooding. Over the centuries, the Kaaba has had to be repaired several times because of damage from flooding.

The hajj occurs according to Islam's lunar calendar, so it rotates through the year. Since 2004, when it has taken place during the rainy winter months, it hasn't been hit by storms heavy enough to hamper the rites.

For about two decades before that, it took place in blazing summer months in which no rains fall. One Saudi in his 30s on Wednesday said he couldn't remember such hajj rains in his lifetime.

Civil Defense spokesman Maj. Abdullah al-Harthi said his organization has plans ready to deal with flooding, including 300 buses to evacuate people if necessary. He said no casualties have been reported from the rains, the official Saudi Press Agency reported.

One lane of the main road into Mecca was closed by flooding, reducing it to one lane, said Amer al-Amer, an Interior Ministry spokesman. "It cannot handle the pressure of all the people coming from outside Mecca," he said, adding that it would cause delays of several hours for people trying to reach the sites.

The crowds are expected to exceed last year, when some 3 million attended, al-Amer told AP.

Streets were flooded in Jiddah, the entry point for many coming for the rites. They were making their way to Mecca to perform the circling of the Kaaba and to the nearby desert valley of Mina, where a sprawling tent city has been set up for them to live in.

Water covered the floors in many of the tents, said Suleiman Hamad, a 29-year-old pilgrim in Mina. He said the scene was "muddy, but manageable," with many throwing blankets over their heads when they walked outside.

Rain fell sporadically throughout the day, and stopped by late afternoon in many sites — though it continued to fall in Mecca. Al-Amer and other authorities were optimistic that flooded areas would dry by evening.

On Thursday, the mass will flock to Mount Arafat, a plateau outside Mecca where the Prophet Muhammad delivered his farewell sermon. They then proceed to Mina, where over the next three days they perform a rite stoning three stone walls in a symbolic rejection of the devil.

Rare rainstorm in Mina 25Nov09

Mecca, Saudi Arabia (CNN) -- The Hajj, an obligatory pilgrimage for Muslims, began this year on Wednesday with two twists: thinner crowds and heavy rain.

A rare rainstorm inundated pilgrims in the city of Mina, flooding tents and making conditions miserable for the 2.5 million pilgrims performing the ancient rituals, according to Isha Sesay, CNN's correspondent there.

The tents, where pilgrims plan to spend the night in prayer and contemplation, were leaking and flooding, giving rise to fears of disease, Sesay reported.

She said, however, that the several hours of rain was not likely to stop any of the pilgrims from performing the rituals.

"They've saved for years to get here," Sesay reported. "This is a blessing. They're not going to let rain get in the way."

She said no incidents had been reported among the dimished number of pilgrims.
Officials said the swine flu could be keeping pilgrims from the fifth pillar of Islam, which requires devotees to journey to the holy city of Mecca at least once in their lifetime.
Saudi's Hajj Ministry said Wednesday that 40 percent fewer Saudi pilgrims are participating in the ancient rituals this year, largely due to fears of disease, though a greater number of international visitors had come.

"Concerns about the spread of H1N1 may have affected the turnout but we are confident of all measures in place to increase monitoring of cases and awareness about how one can protect himself or herself," said Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabbeeah, the Saudi health minister.
A teenager and three elderly people have died of the H1N1 flu virus at the Hajj.
The victims were a 17-year-old Nigerian female and a Sudanese man, an Indian man and a Moroccan woman who each were 75 years old.

Many of the 2 million pilgrims have been arriving days and weeks ahead of the Hajj, which coincides with flu season. The rituals of the five-day event began Wednesday.
But with fewer visitors, businesses are feeling the pinch this year.
Shopkeeper Fahmi al-Rashidi said he has slashed prices of the gold he sells in Mecca's Al-Ghaza market.

"Business is lower than last year," he said. "I think swine flu fears combined with high gold prices are turning people away from spending."
Another merchant, Fahd al-Qraishi, said a normal 20 percent profit has dropped to 5 percent.

The Hajj Ministry reported, however, a 17 percent increase in the number of international pilgrims, some of whom are enjoying discounted rates at hotels including the Hilton Makkah.
Then there was the real damper.
Mecca resident Khaled Nemary said he had not seen so much rain in a quarter-century.

And the forecast? Showers through Friday.
CNN's Amir Ahmed and Daniela Deane contributed to this report.

Doa Selepas Solat Hajat

Dengan menyebut Asma Allah Yang Maha Agung, Yang Maha Pemurah lagi Maha Penyayang, segala puji adalah kepunyaan Allah, Penguasa dan Pengatur alam semesta. Ya Allah! Limpahkan rahmat keatas junjungan kami Muhammad s.a.w. dan ahli keluarganya, yang dengan selawat itu semoga kami selamat daripada segala bencana dan penderitaan, dengan selawat itu pula segala hajat Engkau kabulkan, dan Engkau bersihkan kami daripada segala keburukan, angkatlah kami ke darjat yang tinggi, sampaikanlah kami pada tujuan yang Engkau redhai, iaitu kebaikan selama kami hidup dan sesudah kami mati.
Ya Allah Yang Menguasai segala sesuatu, Yang Menyertai segala yang menyendiri, Yang dekat tiada jauh, Yang nyata tiada menghilang. Yang menang dan tiada terkalahkan. Ya Allah, Yang hidup tegak dan kukuh, Pencipta langit dan bumi. Sesungguhnya aku memohon kepada Engkau dengan Nama Engkau Bismillah al-Rahman al-Rahim, Zat yang Hidup tegak dengan kukuh, Yang tidak pernah mengantuk atau tidur. Aku memohon kepada Engkau dengan Bismillah al-Rahman al-Rahim, Yang lemah segala wajah bila berhadapan denganNya, dan rendah segala suara dihadapanNya serta bergetar hati kerana takut akan Dia. Limpahkanlah selawat keatas junjungan kami Muhammad s.a.w. dan keluarganya, bukakanlah pintu kejayaan dan jalan keluar bagi kami dalam urusan kami ini, dan perkenankanlah hajat (permohonan) kami ini…

*** sebutkan hajat atau permintaan di sini ***

Sesungguhnya Engkau Maha Berkuasa atas segala sesuatu, dan segala puji adalah kepunyaan Allah, Tuhan Penguasa sekelian alam. Aamiiin.

Doa Khatam al-Quran

Doa khatam al-Quran ini juga boleh di baca setiap pagi sebelum solat Subuh.

Ya Allah, rahmatilah aku dengan al-Quran, jadikanlah ia sebagai pemimpin, cahaya, petunjuk dan rahmat bagiku. Ya Allah, ingatkanlah apa yang aku lupa daripadanya, berikanlah ilmu apa yang belum aku ketahui mengenainya, anugerahkanlah kepadaku untuk membacanya di tengah malam dan penghujung siang, jadikanlah ia sebagai hujjah bagiku wahai Tuhan seru sekelian alam.

Ya Allah, perbaikilah bagiku agamaku kerana dialah penjaga urusanku, perbaikilah bagiku duniaku kerana didalamnya aku hidup, perbaikilah bagiku akhiratku, kerana ia tempat kembaliku, jadikanlah hidupan sebagai tambahan segala kebaikan bagiku dan jadikanlah kematian sebagai kerehatanku dari segala kejahatan.

Ya Allah, jadikanlah sebaik-baik umurku pada penghabisannya, dan sebaik-baik amalku adalah penutupnya dan sebaik-baik hari bagiku adalah hari berjumpa dengan-Mu. Ya Allah, aku memohon kepada-Mu kehidupan yang tenteram, kematian yang tenang dan tempat kembali yang tidak menyedihkan dan tidah membuka aib.

Ya Allah, aku memohon kepada-Mu sebaik-baik permohonan, sebaik-baik doa, sebaik-baik kejayaan, sebaik-baik ilmu, sebaik-baik amal, sebaik-baik pahala, sebaik-baik kehidupan dan sebaik-baik kematian, teguhkanlah aku, beratkanlah timbangan kebaikanku, teguhkanlah keimananku, tinggikanlah darjatku, terimalah sembahyangku, ampunilah segala kesalahanku, aku memohon ketinggian syurga.

Ya Allah, aku memohon kepada-Mu keharusan mendapatkan rahmat-mu dan keteguhan pengampunan-Mu, keselamatan dari segala dosa, kejayaan dari semua kebajikan, keuntungan syurga dan keselamatan dari neraka. Ya Allah, perbaikilah akhir hayat kami dalam segala perkara, selamatkanlah kami dari kenistaan hidup di dunia dan seksaan akhirat.

Ya Allah, anugerahkanlah bagi kami ketakutan kepada-Mu yang dapat menghindarkan kami dari berbuat maksiat kepada-Mu, ketaatan yang dapat menyampaikan kami kepada syurga-Mu, keyakinan yang dapat memperkecil musibah dunia yang menimpa kami, berilah kenikmatan kepada kami dengan pendengaran, penglihatan, dan kekuatan kami selama hidup kami, jadikanlah ia sebagai peninggalan kami, jadikanlah pembalasan kami kepada orang yang menzalimi kami, tolonglah kami menghadapi orang yang memusuhi kami, janganlah Engkau jadikan dunia sebagai kehendak kami yang paling besar, dan pengetahuan paling akhir kami, janganlah Engkau beri kekuasan atas kami kepada orang yang tidak mengasihi kami.

Ya Allah, janganlah Engkau tinggalkan dosa-dosa pada kami melainkan Engkau telah mengampuninya, janganlah Engkau tinggalkan kesusahan kepada kami melainkan Engkau telah mengembirakannya, janganlah Engkau tinggalkan hutang-hutang kepada kami melainkan Engkau telah menunaikannya, dan janganlah Engkau tinggalkan sesuatu keperluan dunia dan akhirat pada kami melainkan Engkau telah menunaikannya wahai Zat Yang Maha Mengasihani. Ya Tuhan kami, berikanlah kepada kami kebaikan di dunia dan kebaikan di akhirat dan selamatkanlah kami dari seksaan api neraka, semoga Allah melimpahkan selawat dan salam junjungan kita nabi Muhammad s.a.w. dan kepada keluarganya serta para sahabatnya yang baik. Amin.

Sempadan Tanah Haram Makkah

Tanah Haram Makkah ialah jarak yang melindungi Masjidil Haram dari segenap penjuru. Allah s.w.t. menjadikan hukum Tanah Haram sama dengan Makkah sebagai memuliakannya. Tanah Haram ini telah diharamkan oleh Allah s.w.t. semenjak dijadikan bumi hinggalah ke hari kiamat. Sempadan Tanah Haram memang patut di ketahui kerana ia berkaitan dengan beberapa hukum khas . Hukum Tanah Haram ini telah ditentukan oleh Allah s.w.t. semenjak bumi dijadikan dan ia berkekalan sehingga hari kiamat. Lantaran itulah, Makkah telah menjadi perhatian umat Islam sejak dahulu lagi.

Orang yang pertama dikatakan membuat tanda sempadan Tanah Haram ialah Nabi Ibrahim a.s. berpandukan petunjuk daripada Jibrail a.s. Selepas pembukaan Kota Makkah, Rasulullah s.a.w. telah melantik Tamim bin Asad al-Khuza’I r.a. agar memperbaharui tanda sempadan Tanah Haram.

Selepas itu khalifah dan pemerintah Makkah sentiasa memperbaharui a’lam (tanda) Tanah Haram di setiap penjuru, di atas bukit dan tempat tinggi, begitu juga di lembah. Ada yang masih kekal dan ada yang telah rosak. Bilangan tanda yang dibuat telah mencecah sehingga 934 tanda, sebagaimana yang di catat oleh Dr. Abdul Malik bin Abdullah bin Duhais dalam tesis Ph.D nya yang bertajuk ‘Al-Haram al-Makki al-Syarif wa al-A’lam al-Muhithah bihi.

Pembaharuan terakhir dilakukan pada tahun 1422H, pada zaman Khadimul Haramain al-Malik Fahd bin Abdul Aziz.

Kawasan Tanah Haram Makkah panjangnya ialah 127 km dan keluasannya ialah 550 km dan 300 meter persegi.

Di sini dinyatakan anggaran jarak di antara Masjidilharam dengan beberapa sempadan Tanah Haram. Jarak ini sentiasa berubah-ubah mungkin disebabkan oleh factor perubahan jalan, atau ikhtilaf dalam menentukan ukuran. Pada zaman dahulu, ukuran yang didunakan ialah mile (batu) hasta dan sekarang pula ialah meter dan kilometer.

1. Al-Tan’im
Iaitu jalan keluar menuju ke Madinah. Ia terletak berdekatan dengan Masyid Sayidah Aishah r.ha. Jaraknya ialah 7.5 km.

2. Adhaat Libn
Kini dikenali dengan nama Uqaisyiah, iaitu jalan menuju ke arah Yaman. Jaraknya ialah 16 km.

3. Al-Syara’i
Terletak pada jalan menuju ke masjid Ji’ranah. Jaraknya ialah 16 km.

4. Al-Hudaibiyyah
Iaitu jalan lama menuju ke Jeddah. Jaraknya ialah 22 km. Jalan baru sekarang dikenali dengan nama al-Syumaisi.

5. Jabal Namirah (Zat al-Sulaim)
Jaraknya ialah 22 km mengikut jalan raya dan 15 km mengikut jalan lurus pejalan kaki (pesestrian).

Manakala sempadan Tanah Haram dengan tanah halal di Arafah (tempat wuquf) dikenali melalui tanda-tanda yang banyak dibina di Wadi ‘Uranah.

Allah s.w.t. telah menjadikan seluruh kawasan ini sebagai kawasan yang aman dan menjadi tempat tumpuan manusia.

Firman Allah bermaksudnya: ‘Sesiapa memasuki Tanah Haram, maka dia akan mendapat keamanan’.

Allah memberi ancaman kepada mereka yang cuba melakukan kejahatan (ilhad) di dalam Tanah Haram dengan firman-Nya yang bermaksud ‘Dan sesiapa yang berniat (belum melakukannya) untuk melakukan ilhad (kezaliman dan kejahatan) di Tanah Haram, nescaya Kami rasakan kepadanya sebahagian daripada seksaan yang pedih’.

Allah akan menimpakan azab ke atas mereka yang berniat untuk melakukan kejahatan di Tanah Haram. Kata Ibn Mas’ud r.a.: “Tiada tempat yang seseorang itu dikira bersalah dengan hanya bercita-cita untuk melakukan sesuatu kejahatan sebelum melakukannya, kecuali di Makkah."

Umrah Ziarah Cairo 12-27July 2009

Gambar gambar kenangan. Semoga dilimpahi rezeki yang halal, barakah dan secukupnya untuk kembali ke Tanah Suci dalam masa yang terdekat. InsyaAllah. Amin.