Q 5: We know that
is the prescribed Miqat (site for entering the ritual state for Hajj and ‘Umrah) for the people of
who are located at a position parallel to it. We also know that
used to be a village by the sea, like
and parallel to it.
In the time of the Prophet (peace be upon him), he is reported to have supplicated to Allah to move an epidemic fever from
to Al-Juhfah, and that it later disappeared into the sea. Do the people of
who are located opposite to the sea at Sawakin
have to assume Ihram while they are still at the sea, according to the present time?
(Part No. 11; Page No. 129) Or should they assume Ihram from
according to the past?
It is well-known that
Al-Juhfah does not extend parallel to
Jeddah; rather it is approximately parallel to the city of
Rabigh. It is obligatory upon
Moroccans to assume Ihram from
Rabigh, or from a place where they pass in line with it when they are traveling by plane or by sea. They are not allowed to delay assuming Ihram until they reach
Jeddah. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions