List of Gates of Masjid al-Haram in Makkah

Masjid al-haram the grand mosque in Makkah has a total of 210 gates out of which 5 gates are the most famous one. All the gates are named after the significant people, places or incidents that occurred in history.

Some of the gates have digital information boards for the pilgrims to guide them. Every gate has corridors to enter and exit from the gate. Mentioned below is a brief detail about some of the gates of Masjid al-haram. Recommended: List of 42 gates of Masjid al Nabawi

Gates of Masjid al-Haram in Makkah

King Abdul Aziz (Gate 1)

This gate is located at the Yemenite corner of Masjid Al-haram. This gate has been recently reconstructed and has given a more modern look to its predecessor.

If you enter through this gate, you will have to cross Mataaf for wheelchair pilgrims before entering the Mataaf for normal people.

King Abdul Aziz (Gate 1) of Masjid al Haram

Bab e Ajyad (Gate 5)

Bab e Ajyad is gate no 5 which is located on the northern side of Masjid e Haram.

Bab e Ajyad (Gate 5)

Bab e Bilal (Gate 6)

Located on the southern side of the Masjid al-Haram. We can easily understand that it is named after Bilal ibn Rabah رَضِيَ ٱللَّٰهُ عَنْهُ, the first Muezzin of Islam.

Bab e Hunain (Gate 9)

Hunain is the name of a town that is located close to the city of Ta’if in Saudi Arabia. This gate is named after that town. Bab e Hunain is located on the southern façade of Masjid Al haram between Bab e Ismael and Bab e Bilal.

Bab e Hunain (Gate 9)

Bab e Ismail (Gate 10)

This gate is named after the name of Prophet Ismail عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ. Prophet Ibrahim عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ who reconstructed the Kaaba along with Prophet Ismail عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ around 4,000 years before the birth of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.

Bab e Ismail (Gate 10) of Masjid al Haram

It is also located on the southern side of Masjid al-haram. This gate lies between Bab e Hunain and Bab e Hamzah.

Bab e Ismail (Gate 10)

Bab e Safa (Gate 11)

Located on the northern side of Masjid-al haram. This gate is one of the five major gates of masjid-Al Haram. This gate provides direct access to the Masa’a area and also direct access to the upper floors of the Masa’a starting point.

Bab e Safa (Gate 11) of Masjid al Haram

Bab Hamza (Gate 12)

Gate 12 of Masjid al-Haram in Makkah is in the name of Hamza رَضِيَ ٱللَّٰهُ عَنْهُ, the paternal uncle of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. He was given the name of Lion of Allah and he was martyred in the battle of Uhud.

Bab Qubais (Gate 13)

Bab Qubais the gate 13 of Masjid al-Haram is on the name of Mount Qubais. The Mountain, in many ways, is a historically rich mountain. It is said that it was the first mountain created by Allah on the earth. Recommended: 8 facts about Mount Qubais

Bab e Nabi (Gate 14)

This gate is located on the eastern flank of the mosque. This gate is named for Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. It is located between Bab abi Qubais and Bab e Ali close to the Al-Safa area. Bab al-Nabi allows access to the upper floors of the mosque.

Bab e Nabi (Gate 14) of Masjid al HaramBab e Nabi Bridge (Gate 15)

This is an adjacent gate to Bab al-Nabi.

Bab e Nabi Bridge (Gate 15) of Masjid al HaramBab Darul Arqam (Gate 16)

This gate lies on the right of Bab e Ali on the eastern side of Massa. This gate provides access to the upper floors of Sa’iee gallery. The meaning of dar-ul Arqam means the gate of Arqam’s house.

Arqam ibn Abi Arqam رَضِيَ ٱللَّٰهُ عَنْهُ was a companion of Allah. Early meetings of Islam were held in his house.

Bab Darul Arqam (Gate 16) of Masjid al HaramBab e Ali (Gate 17)

Named after Ali ibn abi Talib رَضِيَ ٱللَّٰهُ عَنْهُ, this gate lies on the eastern flank of sa’iee gallery. It provides access to the Ramal area of Mas’sa. This gate is located between Bab e Nabi and Bab -Abbas. It is also used for funerals.

Bab e Ali (Gate 17) of Masjid al Haram

Bab Abbas (Gate 20)

This gate was named after Abbas ibn Abdul Mattalib رَضِيَ ٱللَّٰهُ عَنْهُ who was a paternal uncle and a companion of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. This gate is located on the Eastern Flank of the mosque between Bab e Ali and Bab e Bani Shaybah. It provides access to Mas’sa area.

Bab e Bani Hashim (Gate 21)

Bab e Bani Hashim is a new and latest gate located near the Holy Ka’aba that provides access to the Masa’a area. It is named after a tribe of Makkah named Banu Hashim. The original place of this gate was very close to the Holy Ka’ba.

Bab Bani Shaybah (Gate 22)

Bab Bani Shaybah is located on the stretch between Mount Safa and Marwah. This door is closest to Jabal Marwah. This gate is related to Shaybah bin Othman and is known as Bani Shaybah (the gate of the sons of Sheybah).

It is because Shaybah bin Ottoman lived near the Ka’aba and was next to his house. The original place Bab-bani Shaybah was much closer to the Holy Ka’aba.

Bab as Salaam (Gate 22) of Masjid al HaramBab al Marwah (Gate 23)

Bab al-Marwah is named after the mount of Marwah and allows access to the Masa’a area. After completing your Sai on the first, second, or third floor, you will get out of Masjid through this gate.

Bab al Marwah (Gate 23) of Masjid al HaramBab Al-Mud’ah (Gate 25)

This gate provides direct access to the sai’ee area ground floor. All Umrah pilgrims complete their Sai at this gate and many of them get out of the Masjid to the courtyard through this gate.

Bab Al-Mud’ah (Gate 25) of Masjid al HaramBab e Quraysh (Gate 26)

This gate is located on the northern end of Masa’a area and this gate provides access to Al Marwah area. This gate is named after the tribe of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.

Bab e Quraysh (Gate 26)

Bab al Arafah (Gate 35)

Gate 35 of Masjid al-Haram is called Bab al Arafah because it faces the plains of Arafah. Staying in the plains of Arafah is one of the fard acts of Hajj.

Bab e Muzdalifah (Gate 36)

Gate 36 of Masjid al-Haram is called Bab e Muzdalifah because it faces towards the plains of Muzdalifah. Staying in the plains of Arafah is one of the wajib acts of Hajj.

Bab e Fatah (Gate 45)

Fatah means victory and this gate is named the gate of victory. There is a history behind this, some unverified traditions claimed that Prophet Muhammad ﷺ entered the city of Makkah from this site on the day of the Makkah Conquest hence it is named as the Bab-e-Fatah.

The Bab-e-Fatah, gate 45 of Masjid al-Haram is located on the southern side of the Haram.

Bab e Fatah (Gate 45) of Masjid al Haram

Bab Omar Farooq (Gate 49)

Gate 49 of Masjid al-Haram is in the name of one of the caliphs of Islam Omar Farooq رَضِيَ ٱللَّٰهُ عَنْهُ.

  • He was one of the closest companions of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and his grave is inside the Roda Rasool S.A.W.
  • He is among the 10 Jannati Sahaba called Ashra Mubashara.

Bab al Quds (Gate 55)

Bab al Quds (Gate 55)

Bab e Madina (Gate 56)

Bab e Madinah is named after Medina city because it is located toward Madina.

Bab e Madina (Gate 56) of Masjid al Haram

Bab al-Umrah (Gate 63)

Our Holy prophet entered the city of Makkah from this gate to perform his last Umrah. Thus this gate is named Bab e Umrah. This gate allows direct access to the Mataf area.

Bab al-Umrah (Gate 63) of Masjid al Haram

During Malik Abdullah Expansion this gate is one of the gates to be renovated according to Bab e-Malik.

Bab al-Umrah (Gate 63)

Bab Ammar bin Yasser (Gate 67)

Ammar ibn Yasir رَضِيَ ٱللَّٰهُ عَنْهُ was one of the first people to embrace Islam.  He and his parents suffered terribly at the hands of the elite tribe of Mecca known as the Quraish.

Bab Moaz bin Jabal (Gate 68)

Moaz bin Jabal رَضِيَ ٱللَّٰهُ عَنْهُ was one of the companions of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and therefore, the gate 68 of Masjid al-Haram is on his name. He was known to be the one with a lot of knowledge.

Bab Amro bin Al Ass (Gate 69)

Gate 69 of Masjid al-Haram is on another companion of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ Amro bin Al Aas رَضِيَ ٱللَّٰهُ عَنْهُ. He was a noble and highly intelligent man of Quraish who fought many battles including the battle of Badr and the Battle of Uhud against Islam until he embraced it.

After entering into Islam, he was known to be one the of greatest commanders of Islam.

Bab Aisha bint Abu Bakr (Gate 70)

Gate 70 of Masjid al-Haram is on the name of the last wife of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, the mother of faithful and the daughter of the first caliph of Islam Abu Bakr, Aisha رَضِيَ ٱللَّٰهُ عَنْهُ.

Bab Asma bint Abu Bakr (Gate 71)

Gate 71 of Masjid al-Haram is on the name of another daughter of Abu Bakr, Asma bint Abu Bakr رَضِيَ ٱللَّٰهُ عَنْهُ. There is a very famous incident associated with her when she sent her son to Jihad knowing that he will be martyred.

Bab Al Yarmouk (Gate 73)

The Battle of Yarmouk was a major battle between the Byzantine Empire and the Muslim forces of the Rashidun Caliphate.

The battle is considered to be one of Khalid ibn al-Walid’s رَضِيَ ٱللَّٰهُ عَنْهُ greatest military victories and cemented his reputation as one of the greatest tacticians and cavalry commanders in history.

Bab Al Yarmouk (Gate 73)

Bab Abu Bakr (Gate 74)

Gate 74 of Masjid al-Haram is on the name of the first caliph of Islam Abu Bakr R.A. Who was Abu Bakr رَضِيَ ٱللَّٰهُ عَنْهُ?

Once Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said that I settled all the favors bestowed upon me by all my companions, but I could not settle the favors of Abu Bakr. Allah will settle this on the day of Judgement. 

Bab al-Fahad (Gate 79)

Named after King Fahad this gate is located on the eastern edge of the mosque. Entering through this gate you will reach the eastern outer prayer area of the mosque. It is a three-portal gate that was installed during the second Saudi expansion of the mosque.

Bab al-Fahad (Gate 79)

Bab Jabir bin Abdullah (Gate 84)

Gate 84 of Masjid al-Haram is in the name of another companion of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, Jabir bin Abdullah رَضِيَ ٱللَّٰهُ عَنْهُ. His father Abdullah ibn Amr رَضِيَ ٱللَّٰهُ عَنْهُ was martyred in the battle of Uhud and he did not let Jabir fight the battle as he wanted him to take care of his 7 daughters.

Jabir bin Abdullah رَضِيَ ٱللَّٰهُ عَنْهُ embraced Islam at the age of 7. His grave was opened and moved in 1932 in Iraq.

Bab Saeed bin Zaid (Gate 85)

Gate 85 of Masjid al-Haram is in the name of another companion of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, Saeed bin Zaid رَضِيَ ٱللَّٰهُ عَنْهُ. He was a cousin to Umar bin Khattab رَضِيَ ٱللَّٰهُ عَنْهُ, the husband of his sister Fatima bin Khattab رَضِيَ ٱللَّٰهُ عَنْهُ.

It was due to Saeed bin Zaid رَضِيَ ٱللَّٰهُ عَنْهُ, Umar bin Khattab رَضِيَ ٱللَّٰهُ عَنْهُ converted to Islam. He was the man who always charged first in battle. He was Qaidur Fursaan, the head of the knights in most battles.

Bab Saeed bin Zaid (Gate 85)

Bab Umm Hani (Gate 87)

Gate 87 of Masjid al-Haram is on the name of Umm Hani رَضِيَ ٱللَّٰهُ عَنْهُ. Her name was Fakhitah, daughter of the Prophet’s uncle, Abu Talib.

She was the older sister of the two great men in Islam, Ali Ibn Talib رَضِيَ ٱللَّٰهُ عَنْهُ and Jaafar رَضِيَ ٱللَّٰهُ عَنْهُ, sons of Abu Talib. During the night of Isra, Prophet Muhammad ﷺ was sleeping in the house of Umm Hani رَضِيَ ٱللَّٰهُ عَنْهُ.

Bab Umm Hani (Gate 87)

Bab e Maimoonah (Gate 88)

The gate 88 of Masjid al-Haram in Makkah is in the name of one of the wives of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, Maimoonah رَضِيَ ٱللَّٰهُ عَنْهُ. She was the most mindful among the wives of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.

Bab Al Hijlah (Gate 89)

Bab Al Hijlah (Gate 89)

Bab Hafsa (Gate 90)

The gate 90 of Masjid al-Haram in Makkah is in the name of one of the wives of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, Hafsa bin Umar رَضِيَ ٱللَّٰهُ عَنْهُ. She was the daughter of Omar Farooq رَضِيَ ٱللَّٰهُ عَنْهُ. and regarded as the mother of believers.

Bab Hafsa (Gate 90)

Bab Khadijah (Gate 93)

Gate 93 of Masjid al-Haram in Makkah is in the name of the first wife of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, Khadija رَضِيَ ٱللَّٰهُ عَنْهُ. Out of all his wives, Prophet Muhammad ﷺ loved her the most. She was the one who remained with Prophet Muhammad ﷺ in the worst of his times.

Bab Khadijah (Gate 93)

Bab Ibrahim (Gate 94)

The gate 94 of Masjid al-Haram is in the name of Prophet Ibrahim عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ who reconstructed the Kaaba along with Prophet Ismail عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ around 4,000 years before the birth of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.

Bab Ibrahim (Gate 94)

King Abdullah Gate (Gate 100)

Gate 100 is one of the biggest gates of Masjid al-Haram that leads to the King Abdullah prayer area toward the north-western side.

It is a triple-arched gate with two minarets that is flanked by two tetra ached smaller gates on both sides.  If you enter Masjid al-Haram from King Abdullah gate, a corridor connects you to the Mataf area.

King Abdullah Gate (Gate 100)

Gate 166

Gate 166 is situated in the new extension area of Masjid al-Haram i.e. towards the Safa and Marwa sides. If you take a left turn from Gate 23, you will end up entering Gate 166.

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Steve has been living in Saudi Arabia since 2013 and writing about Saudi rules, regulations, guides, and procedures since then.