Only for Muslims
|FORBIDDEN THINGS IN THE HARAM OF
- To cut or pull out from roots, trees,
plants or other kinds of vegetation including thorny
bushes, etc., growing in the sacred precincts of Mecca.
- To hunt or kill wild animals except
the following kind of animals or insects that are likely
to be harmful: the wolf, attack dog, snake, scorpion,
rat, lizard, crow, mosquito, bugs, flies, wasps, etc. It
is permissible to kill these harmful creatures.
- To enter the precincts of Haram
without Ihram, the defaulter has to offer a sacrifice.
- To clip or get one�s hair shaved
outside the bounds of Haram, the defaulter has to offer
- To pick up lost property except for
the sake of identifying it to its owner.
- It is allowed to slaughter and cook
domestic animals, such as: cow, buffalo, goat, sheep,
- It is also permissible to hunt water
- Killing of someone was not allowed in
Makkah before Islam; this prohibition was lifted for the
Holy Prophet ( Peace Be Upon Him) for a short time on
the day of the Conquest of Mecca, and after that was
enforced again till the day of Judgment.
Around Makkah, the Holy Prophet has fixed
such places that cannot be crossed by people going to Makkah
without entering the state of Ihram (The pilgrim�s robe
consisting of two seamless sheets, the detail of which will
come at its place). These places are called Miqats and are
five in number.
- Zil-Hulaifa: This is the miqat for the
residents of Madinah and for those who approach Makkah
via that route. It is about 9 kilometers from Madinah
and about 250 kilometers from Makkah.
- Juhfah: This is the miqat for the people who
come from Syria or from that direction. This is about
180 kilometers to the west of Makkah.
- Qarn al-Manazil: This is a hilly place about
50 kilometers to the east of Makkah, and is the miqat
for the people of Najd or for those coming from that
- Zat Irq: This is the miqat for the people of
Iran, Iraq and for those coming from that direction.
This is about 80 kilometers towards the north-east side
- Yalamlam: This is a hilly area about 60
kilometers to the south-east of Makkah and is the miqat
for the people of Yaman and others coming from that
direction. From example, it is the miqat for the
pilgrims from India, Pakistan, China, Japan, etc., who
come by ship.