Saudi authorities release detailed images of Maqam-e-Ibrahim 

The stone is enshrined with a gold, silver, and glass frame to preserve the prophet’s footprints


Our Correspondent May 05, 2021
Close-up image of Maqam-e-Ibrahim in Makkah’s Grand Mosque. PHOTO: SAUDI INFORMATION MINISTRY

ISLAMABAD:

Saudi Arabia on Wednesday released new detailed images of Maqam-e-Ibrahim in Makkah’s Grand Mosque, Masjid al-Haram.

The General Presidency for the Affairs of the two holy mosques captured the detail images of the Maqam-e-Ibrahim or the Station of Ibrahim with a new technique that uses stacked panoramic focus.

Maqam-e-Ibrahim is the stone that bears the imprint of Prophet Ibrahim (PBUH) where he stood while building the Khana-e-Kaaba when the walls became too high.

The stone is enshrined with a gold, silver, and glass frame to preserve the prophet’s footprints.

Close-up image of Maqam-e-Ibrahim in Makkah’s Grand Mosque. PHOTO: SAUDI INFORMATION MINISTRY

Close-up image of Maqam-e-Ibrahim in Makkah’s Grand Mosque. PHOTO: SAUDI INFORMATION MINISTRY

Muslims believe that the stone in which the footprints are imprinted descended directly from heaven along with the sacred Black Stone, Hajr-e-Aswad.

The shape of the Maqam-e-Ibrahim is of a square with two oval pits in the middle that has the footprints of the Prophet Ibraham (PBUH).

The colour of Maqam-e-Ibrahim is between (the shade of) white, black and yellow whereas its width, length and height are 50cm.

Read more: In historic first, close-up photos of Hajr-e-Aswad captured

It is located in front of the gate of the Khana-e-Kaaba about 10-11 meters east in the part leading to Safa and Marwah.

Close-up image of Maqam-e-Ibrahim in Makkah’s Grand Mosque. PHOTO: SAUDI INFORMATION MINISTRY

Close-up image of Maqam-e-Ibrahim in Makkah’s Grand Mosque. PHOTO: SAUDI INFORMATION MINISTRY

On May 4, for the first time in history, Saudi officials captured crystal clear close-up images of the Hajr-e-Aswad (sacred Black Stone) of the Khana-e-Kaaba in Makkah.

Adviser to the Saudi information ministry in a statement on Monday said that it took 7 hours to take the pictures which are up to 49,000 megapixels.

He said since the Black Stone is “piece of Jannah and the first-ever high resolution pictures reflect how beautiful paradise would be...”

Hajr-e-Aswad is situated in the eastern corner of the Khana-e-Kaaba and thought to be a whole, which can be seen placed in a silver encasement but it is actually comprised of eight small rocks that moulded together using Arabic frankincense, according to AlArabiya News.

 

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