6 facts to about Multazam of Holy Kaaba

Multazam ملتزم is a small area between Hajr-e-Aswad and the door of the Holy Kaaba where Muslims pray seeking forgiveness from the Almighty.

Meaning of Multazam

The literal meaning of Multazam is clinging as Muslims pray in a way that they place their chest, face, forearms, and palms against the Holy Kaaba and call upon Allah and ask for whatever they wish for.

Size of Multazam

The area of around 2 meters starting from the edges of Hajr-e-Aswad till the door of the Holy Kaaba is called Multazam.

Size of Multazam of the Holy Kaaba

Touching Multazam Kaaba

Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah said:  If (the pilgrim) wants to go to the Multazam and place his chest, face, forearms, and hands against it and make dua and ask Allah for what he needs, he may do so.

He may do that before the farewell tawaf as well. It makes no difference if this iltizaam is done at the time of tawaf-e-wida or at any other time.

Dua for Multazam Kaaba

There is no specification or particular dua to say at the Multazam Kaaba. He/She should just pray for whatever he wishes for.

Dua for Multazam Kaaba

If Muslim wishes he may say the dua at Multazam Kaaba that was narrated by Ibn Abbas:  “O Allah, give me good health in my body and protect my religious commitment; let me find my family well and safe upon my return and help me to obey You so long as You keep me alive, and join me, and give me the good of this world and the Hereafter, for You are able to do all things.”   If he stands by the door and prays there without clinging to the House, that is also good. (Majmoo’ al-Fataawa, 26/142, 143).

Acceptance of Dua

Abdullah bin Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) said that “The signs of acceptance for any dua made between the Hajar al-Aswad and the door of the Kaaba will certainly be seen.”

Multazam is one of the 8 places in Holy Kaaba where dua is accepted.

Acceptance of Dua at Multazam of the Kaaba

How to pray at Multazam?

A Muslim should not create a problem or difficulty for other Muslims by offering a lengthy prayer at the Multazam of the Holy Kaaba. Give everyone space to pray (dua). It is not allowed to crowd or irritate other Muslims.

Moreover, it is not permissible to annoy others in order to cling to the Multazam Kaaba. If a Muslim gets space easily then he should do dua. Otherwise, it is good for every Muslim to pray while circumambulating and when prostrating in prayer.

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