5 facts about Masjid-e-Aisha in Makkah every Muslim should know

Resting at a distance of few kilometers from the Masjid Al Haram is a beautifully constructed mosque. The mosque is the very famous one known as Masjid e Aisha. It is one of the most frequently visited Ziyarat places in Makkah.

1-The people of Makkah mostly refer it as Masid e Aisha but you will find few calling it Masjid Taneem and Masjid Umra. 

2-The mosque holds great significance. It is designated area for the people of Makkah who wish to perform Umrah. The people of Makkah need to go to the very masjid and enter into the state of Ihram for Umrah purpose. This is actually the Miqat for the residents of Makkah.

3-The pilgrims who come from different countries or cities and wish to perform another Umrah while staying in Makkah, are to go to Masjid e Aisha to enter into the state of Ihram. Masjid e Aisha is like a Miqat for these pilgrims as well.

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4-One can reach masjid e, Aisha, very easily by Local buses. You can easily find a local bus from Bab-e-Fahad. The Bab-e-Fahad is a gate of Haram. Outside the gate, local buses that can carry you to Masjid-e-Aisha are waiting.

These buses will take you to the masjid in about 15 minutes. They won’t only carry you but will drop you off at the very gate from where it picked you up. These buses, that arrive at the Bab-e-Fahad after every few minutes are really cheap.

If you hire a taxi for the very reason, it will charge you 5 times for the local bus! (if a bus charges 4 Riyals, taxi is likely to charge 20 Riyals).

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5-The reason why pilgrims go to the masjid for wearing ihram is that Hazrat Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her) went there to enter ihram. She and Prophet Muhammad (S. A. W.) along with some companions were going to Makkah to perform an Umrah. Hazrat Aisha R.A. could not enter ihram as she was having her periods.

As this was an unavoidable natural phenomenon, she was unable to perform her Umrah. However, when she got purified and could perform Umrah, she told the Prophet PBUH with her desire of performing Umrah. The Prophet PBUH told her to go outside Makkah and enter Ihram.

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She was guided to go to Taneem for entering ihram. And that explains why it is called Masjid e Aisha. – Sahih al-Bukhari 1787

The Muslims thereby go to Taneem for entering Ihram. The Masjid Taneem is a beautifully constructed mosque. It has a pleasant and soothing environment. The mosque has two doors for entrance: one is designated for males and one for females.

Well-constructed and clean washrooms are located just near the mosque. There are some shops nearby from where one can purchase Ihram, praying mats and other essentials.