Madinah Province
Islamic History

Masjid Miqat (Dhul Hulaifah) - Madinah

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Description

Miqat mosque or Masjid Meeqat is located on the western side of Al-Aqeeq Valley. It is around 10 kilometers away from Masjid an-Nabawi. 

Importance in Islam

Miqat mosque holds a special place because the Prophet (P.B.U.H) defined it as the miqat for the people of Medina. As pilgrims arrive for umrah or hajj, they stop by the mosque in order to enter into ihram and make the intention of performing umrah before they leave for Mecca. People inside Mecca, who have to perform umrah, travel to the mosque especially so they can enter into ihram.

History

The Miqat Mosque Complex was designed by the architect Abdel-Wahed El-Wakil. It was built between 80 and 90 A.H. when Umar bin Abdul Aziz was governor of Medina. After the initial construction, the mosque has been renovated several times. The latest renovation happened during the time of King Fahd bin Abdul Aziz, who expanded the area in order to equip the mosque with the necessary facilities.

Structure

Built in the shape of a square, the mosque covers an area of 6000 m². There are two sets of galleries in the mosque that are separated by a yard. These galleries are shaped like arches ending with long domes. The minaret of the mosque is square at the bottom and round at the top, distinguishing it from other mosques in the area. A green central garden with lots of greenery and trees is located beside the mosque. There is a separate area for pilgrims where they can do ablution and change into ihrams. The mosque is located on the highway so that it is convenient for the pilgrims to reach it. 

 

Location

Miqat Masjid, Medina Saudi Arabia

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Muhammad Hashir Fazal

Muhammad Hashir Fazal

09/22/2022 06:00

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If you are coming from Madinah and going for Umrah this is the miqaat place where you can wear Ihram and offer prayers. 30 min drive from Haram. Facilities like bath room, toilets, changing rooms, tea shop, ihram and bag shop, mosque, separate facilities for women are all available. Mosque is very beautiful.
Rashid Akram

Rashid Akram

07/13/2022 14:25

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It's a beautiful, well planned & managed Masjid near Madina. This Masjid is Hadood e Meqat for those who are coming from Madina Tayyiba to Makkah. People wear Ehram for Umerah from this Masjid. There are nice arrangements for wuzu & bath. It's approximately 18 km from Madina.
Aman Hussain

Aman Hussain

05/25/2022 13:44

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This is the place where you change your ehraam from madina to makkah for umrah. Nice place with good facilities. On the other end, you can get some snacks too.
Mahmoud A.Moniem

Mahmoud A.Moniem

05/15/2022 04:03

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Sometimes bathrooms and toilets don't get cleaned regularly, especially in the busy days. Mosque is very spacious, and Ehram facilities are many. Only disadvantage I noticed is that bathroom (showers) are in different cabin and don't have toilet in them. May Allah accept all of us and our good deeds. تقبل الله منا ومنكم صالح الأعمال
Xuzar

Xuzar

05/09/2022 17:07

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Signs need to be little more clear and changing areas required some serious attention, toilets are also required proper cleaning
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