1. Queen Zubaida
was the wife of caliph Haroon- ur-Rasheed.
She was very kind1 hearted lady. This historic canal was built because
her special interest.
2. People of makkah were
facing great difficulty of water. To meet their water needs they
had to depend wholly upon pounds and wells . There was no
regular and permanent
arrangements of getting water for the people of makkah as well as for the
when queen zubaida had come makkah for haj ,she noticed this problem and after her return
capital baghdad, she order to dig a canal on urgent basis.
3. There was a
water source at 35 k.m from makkah in the
valley of hunnain and a canal was situated
at 12 k.m from arfat. Expert
to divert few water from both of these canals towards makkah. The water of zubaida's' well
was situated in the southern desert of Makkah was also included in this new and
historic zubaida canal .
of pilgrims and people of makkah enjoyed
many years. Its' one
branch goes towards arfat and another
Makkah. Its 3 meters deep and
Canal of Zubaida passing near Arfat, in the
(mercy Mount).The holes were made in canal to get
Another look of Zubaida
tape of getting water is clearly visible
6. If you travel
towards arfat from munna
you may see it even today. now it is dry .when you see it you will
to look its level. It is not all time in deep flow. Some times
will notice that the level of its next portion become higher to
previous one. Its' construction over rough mountains is really a
piece of work.
In the bottom of jabal-e-rahmat a little wall showing well of zubaida and
a partially broken tank in which water
had been stored for pilgrims of haj as this mount is situated in field
of arafat where the haj ritual --waqoof --- is
observed on 0th of zilhijah every year.
A close look of water tank where
water had been stored from
canal of zubaida in Arafat for pilgrims stayed on the day of Arfah
[ 9th of zilhijah]. It is now just a monument and worth watching
stations (pounds) of zubaida canal
zubaida was great lover of islam . She not only got the honoured
to build such a great canal but also built a road right from Baghdad to
Makkah . The name of that road eas nominated to her good name
"DAR ZUBAIDAH ". Along this road she constructed many
water stations (Pounds) where the water had been stored.
Even today in surroundings of Makkah we may see at least
10 such water pounds or stations.
This water station is in vadi aqeeq named birqak alaqeeq
water station is in
SYEDNA HAMZA (R.A)
House of syedna
Hamza R.A. IN MISFILLAH MAKKAH
syedna Hamza R.A was the uncle of prophet
sallallaho allihi wasalam. Only two uncles of holy prophet sallalla ho
allihi wasalam accepted islam and syedna Hamza was one among them.
Second one was Syedna Abbas R.A .
syedna Hamza R.A was very brave soldier and he embraced
shahadat in the battle of uhad, Madina Munawarrah.
(complete detail of this battle and shahadat of Ameer
Hamza R.A has been explained in the portion of MADINA )
He accepted islam miracally. One
day when he came back to makkah in the evening from hunting out
side the town, he learnt that kuffar-e-Makkah had teased very much to his nephew
allihiwasalam. He became very angry and drew his
sword out and shouted that he would spare head of those who had
teased his beloved nephew . Kuffar said that your nephew
was preaching for ONE GOD and denying even your religion .
How is it
would spare head to those who believe in your religion.
Hearing these words of expolitation syedna Hamza recited words of
KALMA-E-SHAHADAT loudly and embraced islam . Kuffar became frightened
and started to move from there .Syeda hamza was the 39th person who
accepted islam and this historic event had occured only 3 days before
the embracing islam of syedna Umer R.A.
frame is fixed on front wall of Masjid
islam in makkah , he used to live in
Mohallah MISFILAH (misfillah means slope) in the same street where
syedna ABUBAKAR SIDDIQUI had resided and it was the house where from
Rasool Allah sallallaho allihi wasalm started jouney of hijrah with
syedna Abu bakar (Its'
seperately in the topic of "HOUSE OF SYEDNA ABU BAKAR").
are still situated in this muhalla but now these houses
has been converted in MASAJID . House of syedna Abu bakar is called MASJID-E-HIJRAH and house
of syedna Hamza is called MASJID-E-HAMZA.
Though Masjid-e-Hamza is few
meters way from Masjid-ul-Hram yet 5 times azan and salat is offered
regularly. If you come come from haram through BAB-E-ABDUAL
, you will find a huge building of BIN DAUD (wooden work is
done on the windows of this multi-storied building). Keeping this
building at your right you go forward . It is muhalla misfilah. Keep walking untill bulding ends
and fter few yards further walk
you will get a narrow congested right way turn near a pakistani
hotel (MUTAM) . Take right turn from here and come to other
street parrell to previous street and take left turn
steping in new street. It is small street . you will find this Masjid
at your right . A frame is fixed on front wall telling
"masjid-e-Hamza".You may say this small street in width as well as in
length is in between misfilah street and big, famous double track
"SHARA_E_IBRAHEEM KHALEEL_ULLAH ".
pilgrims going towards HARAM near to Masjid-e-Hamza.(See rounded
on the top of picture .it isbuiding of BIN DAWOOD. wooden windows are
see one more thing... At right side a small brown border is
looking. it is Masid
Hijrah...house of syedna Abubakar siddiq R.A
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