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

The Meezab (Arabic: ميزاب) 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 (ﷺ) supplicated under the Meezab.


  • It is commonly referred to as the ‘Meezab-e-Rahmah’ (The water outlet of mercy).

First time it was built

  • 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