Meaning of ‘حرم الحج’

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What is meant by ‘وفي حرم الحج’ (Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim)



This word can be pronounced in two ways:

  1. Fi Hurumil Hajj, which would mean, during the time, place and conditions of Hajj
  2. Fi Haramil Hajj, which means we were in a state of sanctity where the restrictions of Hajj applied

(Sahih Muslim with Al Minhaj, Hadith: 2914 and Fathul Bari, Hadith: 1560, vol. 3 pg. 421)


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Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

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