Chapter: Historical status
Commands And Manners of Circumambulation (Tawaf)
On Arrival at Meeqath – On wearing ihram – After Nafil prayers – After making Niyyah – After saying Labbaik – on reaching Ka’bah in Haram
Ulama (Scholars) say: Enter Makkah Muzzama in the day time, because the first sight of Ka’bah the Muazzam may turned to be appalling and awe-inspiring with glory, supplicate wholeheartedly, in fact the supplications asked at the first sight gets accepted abundantly. The brilliance of Ka’bah clearly manifest during the day time. It is better to enter at the time of chashth (immediately after the sun rise). (ashiya tul lam'aat)
The Sight of the Ka’bah of Haram
The mosque Al-Haraam is a round and expansive premises. The edges have vast and lengthy Arcades with exit-entry doors. At the centre of this mosque the Mataf (where circumambulation is performed) is present in the shape of a round circle. The floor of the Mataf is spread with granite. The Ka’batullah sharif is situated at the centre. At the time of the Prophet sallalla ahu alaihi wasallam Mosque Al-Haraam was of this size only. Ka’bah Muazzama has four corners called Rukn.