Meezab

The Meezab with water flowing out

The Meezab with water flowing out – Photo: makkah_by_wehab (Instagram)

The Meezab is the golden spout from where rainwater on the roof of the Ka’bah falls onto the Hijr Ismail. It is reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) supplicated under the Meezab.

  • It is commonly referred to as the ‘Meezab-e-Rahmah’ (The water outlet of mercy).
  • The Quraysh were the first to construct a roof on the Ka’bah and therefore the first to attach this downpipe. Before their construction, there was neither a roof nor a downpipe.
Detail of the Meezab

Detail of the Meezab – Photo: harameyn (Instagram)

  • The Meezab was remodelled when the Ka’bah was renovated in the year 1417 A.H. The dimensions were retained as they were when the Ottoman Emperor Sultaan Abdul Majeed Khan renovated the Meezab in the year 1273 A.H.
View directly below the Meezab

View directly below the Meezab


References:  Guide to visiting Makka and Madina – Sh. Abdul Aziz Ahmed, The History of Makkah Mukarramah – Dr. Muhammad Ilyas Abdul Ghani

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