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The Truth About Hateem

A few points about Hateem are worth knowing. Here you go….

1. Hateem is a semicircular wall on one side of the Ka’bah, the extremities of which are in a line with the sides of the Ka’bah, and distant about six feet leaving an opening. 

2. Hateem was originally part of the foundations of the Ka’bah. In other words, Ka’bah was originally in rectangular shape.

3. It should also be noted that it is not permissible to make Tawaaf  between the Hateem wall and the Ka’bah because it will be considered as going through the Ka’bah and not around it!

4. Praying in Hateem area is like praying inside Ka’bah. 

Hateem or Al Hijr















5. Hateem is also called as Hijr and that Hateem is the Hijr itself.

6. Some misguided people ‘believe’ that Prophet Ismaeel alaihis salam is buried in Hateem area. The Permanent Committee on Research and Verdicts says:

“That which is said in regard to Isma’eel (peace and blessing be upon him) being buried in al-Hateem is not correct and we do not rely upon this in any circumstance”.

Sal-lal-laahu ‘Ala Muhammad, Sal-lal-laahu ‘Alaihi Wa Sallam.

Baarakallaahu Feekum.

References:  1. FatwaIslam     2. IslamQA 1    3. IslamQA 2

Related readings: 

The Miracle in Tawaaf

A Building with a Difference

 Hijr Ka'bah Makkah Masjid al haram


April 11, 2016 - Posted by | Ka'bah | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. Only part of the hateem was part of the original Kabah. The part closest to the actual current Kabah.

    Comment by Yacoob | April 12, 2016 | Reply

    • Kindly provide evidence.
      Jazakallah Khayr

      Comment by MuQeet | April 13, 2016 | Reply

      • Don’t have documentation, but it was what our experienced Hajj guide told us. Someone should have the details online.

        Comment by Yacoob | April 15, 2016 | Reply

  2. AssalAmu alaikum
    I need your gmail address to contact you

    Comment by banglabayyinah | April 13, 2016 | Reply

    • Wa alaikumus salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu.
      please comment over here (I will not make it public if it is private) as email id has become a virtual garbage bin.
      Thank you.

      Comment by MuQeet | April 13, 2016 | Reply

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