Fiqh-us-Sunnah Volume 5, Hajj and ‘Umrah, Fiqh 5.082A.

Section : Excellence of Supplications at Al-Multazim.

Al-Multazim is the part of Ka’bah between its door and the Black Stone. After drinking the water of Zamzam, it is recommended that one should make special supplications at Al-Multazim. Ibn ‘Abbas reported that he used to stand between the Black Stone corner and the Ka’bah door and said, “The space between the Black Stone and the door of the Ka’bah is called ‘AlMultazim’ and whoever stands here and supplicates to Allah, he gives him whatever he supplicates for.” (Al-Baihaqi)

‘Amr bin Shu’aib reported from his father, and he from his father that he said, “I have seen the Prophet (peace be upon him) placing his face and chest against Al-Multazim.”

(Some scholars including Bukhari say Al-Hateem is Al-Multazim. To support their view they cite the hadith of the Night Journey in which the Prophet (peace be upon him) said “While I was asleep in (the area called) ‘al-Hateem” or also called “al-Hijr…”)

This is based on the statement of Ibn ‘Umar in which he said “I never saw the Prophet (peace be upon him) touching any other parts of Ka’bah except the two corners: The Black Stone and the Yemeni corner.” And he added, “No matter how hard and difficult the circumstances, I have not failed to touch these two corners – the Yemeni Corner and the Black Stone – ever since I saw the Prophet (peace be upon him) doing so.” (Reported by Bukhari and Muslim)