MAQAM E IBRAHIM
Riches are not from an abundance of worldly good but from a contented mind.Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam
MAQAM E IBRAHIMThe word maqam in Arabic means place, location or position. It is believed that this rock was sent from heaven with 2 other scared stones one of which is known as Hijr-e-Aswad. The second one is the rock of the children of Israel and the third one is Maqam-e-Ibrahim.
Maqam e Ibrahim is the stone on which Prophet Ibrahim (P.B.U.H) stood and kept moving throughout the development and construction of Kaaba. After the restoration of Kaaba the stone was left outside near the eastern divider. Height of Maqam e Ibrahim is 20 centimeters and depth of one footprint is 10 centimeters and the other one is 9 centimeters.
2 prayers of Rakat !
Prophet Ibrahim offered 2 prayers of rakat after the construction of Kaaba. Hajj and Umrah pilgrims after completing the seventh round of Tawaf give two rakat prayers to Allah from the same place where the foot prints of most respected prophet Ibrahim (P.B.U.H) was left outside the Kaaba, close to the eastern wall of the sanctuary.
Hajj is an imperative duty for all Muslims physically and financially who able to perform it. The rites begin and end at the Kaaba the square 'House' built by Adam (peace be upon him) and restored by Prophet Ibrahim (peace be upon him) and his elder son Ismael (peace be upon him).
Maqam e Ibrahim is placed inside a Glass enclosure. After several hundred years, those impressions are still on that rock. It is protected for so many years throughout history and against many enemies
Quran on Maqam-e-Ibrahim!
"Purify My House for those who perform Tawaf and those who are staying [there] for worship and those who bow and prostrate [in prayer]." (Quran.Surah Baqrah 2:125)