Masjid Mashar al-Haram (Arabic: مسجد مشعر الحرام) is a mosque in Muzdalifah which is situated where the Prophet (ﷺ) made du’a (supplication) during his Farewell Pilgrimage. Mashar al-Haram means the ‘Sacred Monument’.
Mashar al-Haram in the Quran
- Allah (ﷻ) mentions in the Quran: “Then when you pour down from (Mount) Arafat, celebrate the praises of Allah at the Sacred Monument, and celebrate His praises as He has directed you, even though, before this, you went astray.” [2:198]
Du’a of the Prophet (ﷺ)
- The Mashar al-Haram is regarded as being a part of Muzdalifah but not all of it. Jabir (رضي الله عنه) reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) stayed in Muzdalifah overnight. He then performed Fajr salah, mounted his she-camel until he came to Mashar al-Haram. After dismounting and facing the Qibla, the Prophet (ﷺ) made du’a, proclaiming the Greatness and Oneness of Allah.
Capacity and location
- The Masjid from east to west is 90m with a width of 56m. More than 12,000 worshippers can be accommodated inside at one time.
- Masjid Mashar al-Haram lies 5km away from Masjid al-Khayf in Mina and 7km from Masjid Nimrah in Arafat.
References: Holy Makkah – Shaikh Safiur-Rahman Mubarakpuri, Guide to visiting Makka and Madinah – Abdul Aziz Ahmed