Miqat Locations To Wear Ihram If Performing Hajj or Umrah

Important miqat locations with maps.
Miqat locations To Wear Ihram Locations Hajj Umrah

Miqat is the place where the Hajj and Umrah pilgrims take Ihram. We have mentioned all 5 miqat places from where you can take Ihram for Umrah and Hajj.

Before we dive into the article, there is one more thing we wish to mention here that you must know the things you can’t do after wearing Ihram, if you do these things, your Umrah or Hajj will be null and void.

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For the easiness of our readers, we have given Meeqat location map below, with the distance from Makkah to Miqat shown.

Miqat Location Map
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1. Dhat Irq Miqat

Dhat Irq Miqat

Dhat Irq Miqat is about 94 KM towards the North-Eastern of Makkah. This is the Miqat location from Iraq and Iran and the pilgrims follow the same route. It is the Miqat location used for Umrah and Hajj on the route from Makkah to Kufa.

This location has three sections: Maslakh is the first one, Qumrah is the second, and Dhat Irq is the third one. It is advised to wear Ihram from Maslakh but there is no problem if you’re wearing it on the other two points as well.

2. Yalamlam Miqat

Yalamlam Miqat
Pengajian Manasik

It is an area that consists of mountains about 92 KM to the southeastern region of Makkah. This is the Miqaat location from Yemen and those who follow the same route. If you’re coming from India, Pakistan, China, Japan, and others from the Sea route, this place would be your miqaat location.

3. Miqat Masjid Dhul Hulifa

Masjid Dhul Hulifa

Masjid Dhul Hulifa is about 450 KM from Makkah and 9 KM from Madinah. Masjid Dhul Hulifa is the miqat location from Madinah for the locals living in Madina.

Everyone performing Hajj from Madinah must wear Ihram at meeqat from Madinah. It isn’t mandatory to take Ihram by going inside Masjid Dhul Hulifa. It can be worn even on the outskirts of the mosques.

4. Juhfat Miqat

Juhfat Miqat

Juhfa miqat is about 183 KM from the North-Western region of Makkah. It is for the people who are coming to Perform Umrah and Hajj from Syria, North Africa, Jordan, Egypt and Lebanon.

The city is about 9 km from Ghadir Khumm, which is close to the Red Sea. People going from Jeddah to Makkah take Ihram at this location.

5. Qarn al-Manazil (Miqat Taif)

Qarn Al Manazil

This is also an area containing mountains located close to Taif. Qarn Al Manazil is located about 94 KM to the eastern side of Makkah. This is the meeqat point for the pilgrims coming from Najd.

Qarn al-Manazil is also known as Muqat Al Sail Al Kabir. This is the meeqat location from Riyadh.

People who are coming from Dubai to perform Umrah, this is also the place for Miqat from Dubai.

NOTE: Miqat mentioned below (6,7 and 8) are only for Makkah residents or the people who arrived inside Makkah premises without the intention (Niyah) of Umrah.

6. Masjid Ayesha Miqat For Makkah

Masjid Ayesha Miqat For Makkah
Waleed Iqbal

Taneem Mosque, or Masjid e Aisha, is a renowned pilgrimage destination for Umrah and Hajj pilgrims. In this mosque, Prophet Muhammad’s wife, Aisha, entered Ihram while menstruating to perform her Umrah pilgrimage.

7. Juranah Mosque

Juranah Mosque

In addition to Masjid al-Haram, Masjid al-Ji’rranah is one of the Miqat places where pilgrims enter the state of Ihram to perform Umrah. In the year 8 AH, the Prophet (PBUH) camped here for a few days following the Battle of Hunayn, entered the state of Ihram, and then traveled to Makkah for Umrah.

8. Masjid Hudaibiyah Mosque

Masjid Hudaibiyah Mosque
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The Masjid al-Hudaibiyah marks the site of the Treaty of Hudaibiyah, which was signed between the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and the Quraysh tribe of Makkah. Currently, it serves as a Miqat for pilgrims seeking to enter Ihram.

Can I wear Ihram at Jeddah airport?

You cannot wear an ihram at Jeddah airport. To perform Umrah, you have to be at one of the Miqat locations. Jeddah airport cannot be used as Miqat.

Can I wear Ihram during my flight?

When flying, it is not possible to bathe, shave, wear Ihram, or make any other preparations. Thus, it is recommended that you complete all these steps before boarding your flight and leave only the part relating to your intentions.

Can Jeddah airport be a miqat?

It is important to note that the ruling on miqat applies equally to both hajj and umrah and that Jeddah Airport lies within the boundaries of the miqat. It is important to note that most people arrive by plane and must wear ihram attire before entering the miqat – in this case, before arriving in Jeddah.

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