Section : Sacred precincts of Makkah (Haram Makkah).The Sacred Precincts of Makkah include the area around Makkah, marked by stones a meter high, on all roads leading to, or from Makkah.On the northern side Haram Makkah extends to Tan'im, six kilometres from the Sacred Mosque, and on the southern side to Adah, twelve kilometres from … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 5, Hajj and ‘Umrah, Fiqh 5.063.
Section : Sacred Precincts of Madinah (Haram Madinah).In the Sacred Precincts of Madinah killing a game and cutting its trees is prohibited as it is in the case of Haram Makkah. Jabir bin Abdullah reported that Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said: "Ibrahim (peace be upon him) made Makkah Haram (sacred), and I declare … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 5, Hajj and ‘Umrah, Fiqh 5.063A.
Section : Is There Any Other Sanctuary Besides Makkah and Madinah?.Ibn Taimiyyah said, "There is no other sanctuary in the whole world besides these two, not even the Al-Aqsa Mosque of Jerusalem, nor any other, even though some ignorant people call them Haram al-Maqdis and Haram al-Khalil. By consensus Haram Makkah is the only Haram … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 5, Hajj and ‘Umrah, Fiqh 5.065.
Section : Excellence of Makkah Over Madinah.The majority of scholars believes Makkah has preference over Madinah.Abdullah bin 'Adi bin Al-Hamra reported that he heard Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) saying, "By Allah ! You (O Makkah) are the best of Allah' s land, and most beloved to Him. Had I not been driven away … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 5, Hajj and ‘Umrah, Fiqh 5.065A.
Section : Entering Makkah without Ihram.One may enter Makkah without putting on a garb of ihram if one does not intend to make Hajj or 'Umrah. One may be a frequent visitor to Makkah as a wood-cutter, a grass cutter, a water carrier, or a hunter, etc., or not a frequent visitor such as a … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 5, Hajj and ‘Umrah, Fiqh 5.065B.
Section : Encouraged Acts for Entrants to Makkah and the Sacred Mosque.It is desirable for those intending to visit Makkah to do the following: 1. To take a bath. It is reported that Ibn 'Umar used to take a bath before entering Makkah.2. To spend the night at Zhi Tuwa, a valley in the direction … Continue reading Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 5, Hajj and ‘Umrah, Fiqh 5.066.