Amazing information about Maqam e Ibrahim
A place in the Holy Courtyard of the Sacred Mosque in Makkah is called ‘Maqam e Ibrahim’. Very few people know the details about Maqam e Ibrahim. In the Masjid al-Haram is a golden crystal-shaped tall Adam’s jar with two footprints inscribed on a stone in the mud. This stone is also called ‘Hajar Ismail’
This is the stone on which Abraham (peace be upon him) was standing and building the walls of the Kabah. The need arose when the wall was raised and placing stones on the rocks was beyond the reach of Abraham (peace be upon him).
Hazrat Ibrahim (peace be upon him) was forced to stand on a rock and do masonry work. Ibn ‘Abbas, Jabir ibn’ Abdullah and Qatadah (RA) are among those who interpret the place of Ibrahim as the Stone of Ibrahim (peace be upon him). The footprints of Hazrat Ibraham (peace be upon him) are covered with a brass shell.
Maqam e Ibrahim consists of a wooden dome slightly above the ground. This dome stands on four pillars. Inside the dome is a stone with footprints. Four iron windows are made with these four pillars. The entrance to Maqam Ibrahim has golden and engraved marks on it. Between the four pillars, there is a prayer mat. There is a dome on two pillars. Around them, inside the dome, are engraved verses and sacred verses in golden water.
The area of Maqam Ibrahim’s room was 18 square meters while Maqam Ibrahim was not more than one and a half meters. On 18th Rajab 1387 AH, a ceremony was held to place Maqam Ibrahim in a showcase made of high-quality crystal, due to which an area of about 5 square meters in Haram Sharif became vacant. The dome of Maqam e Ibrahim has been repaired several times. Maqam e Ibrahim was last repaired and renovated in 1387 AH. King Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud removed the temporary curtain at Ibrahim’s place and installed a crystal dome.
King Fahd bin Abdulaziz Al Saudi made the entire structure of Maqam Ibrahim out of metal and high quality copper was used in its construction. Casements made of golden water were installed in its interior. He also replaced the black granite with marble on the floor. The net weight of the dome of Maqam Ibrahim is 1 kg 750 grams. Its height is one point 30 meters. The lower diameter is 40 cm and the upper diameter is 20 cm. The outer lower diameter is 80 cm and the lower circumference is 2.51 m.
The administration of the technical service of the General Presidency of the Holy Mosque of Saudi Arabia has taken special measures to keep the place of Maqam e Ibrahim enlightened and fragrant. A chandelier is installed on the Hijr Ismail and its exterior is made of metal.
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