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Masjid Aisha

External view of Masjid Aisha
External view of Masjid Aisha - Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Masjid Aisha (Arabic: عائشة‎‎ مسجد), also known as Masjid at-Tan’eem marks the place where Ummul-Mu’mineen Aisha (رضي الله عنها) went to enter into Ihram. She was instructed to do so by the Prophet (ﷺ) during the Farewell Hajj. The masjid lies 7.5 km south from Makkah on the road to Madinah and is the closest of all the boundary points of the Haram.

  • Jaabir (رضي الله عنه) reports that because Aisha (رضي الله عنها) was experiencing menstrual cycle the Prophet (ﷺ) instructed her to perform all the various rites of Hajj except for the tawaf. She then performed the tawaaf after her cycle had ended. She then said, “O Rasulullah (ﷺ)! While you have performed Hajj and Umrah, I have performed only Hajj.” The Prophet (ﷺ) then instructed her brother Abdur-Rahman (رضي الله عنه) to take her to Tan’eem and it was from there that she performed her Umrah after her Hajj during the month of Dhul Hijjah.

References:  The History of Makkah Mukarramah – Dr. Muhammad Ilyas Abdul Ghani, Holy Makkah – Shaikh Safiur-Rahman Mubarakpuri