Al Aisha Mosque (رضي الله عنها)

Place where Bibi Aisha رضي الله عنها had put her Ihram (restriction on pilgrimage), allowed by the prophet ﷺ as a special case during the Farewell Hajj

Mecca Sharif, Saudi Arabia

Coordinates: 21.467615, 39.801276

Also knows as Taneem Mosque, Masjid al Aisha (رضي الله عنها) is a mosque in the Al-Hil area about five miles away from the Holy Kaaba, in Taneem, which is near Mecca, it is boundary of Haram therefore pilgrims can put on Ihram.

This is not the Miqat so it is not compulsory to wear Ihram here.

This mosque is known as Masjid al-Aisha since Hz. Muhammad’s ﷺ wife Ummul-Mu’mineen Bibi Aisha رضي الله عنها had put her Ihram (restriction on pilgrimage) from this place once.

This was allowed by the Hz. Prophet Muhammad ﷺ as a special case when Bibi Aisha رضي الله عنها could not complete her umra on account of being in an impure state due to menstrual period.

Bibi Aisha’s رضي الله عنها brother who accompanied her to Taneem and back did not perform another umra along with his sister, understanding that it was a special allowance made for Bibi Aisha رضي الله عنها or any woman who happens to becoming impure due to her menstrual period.

Nowadays It is the nearest and most convenient location to enter into Ihram for those residing within the boundaries of the Haram.

This is quite a big mosque with facilities for baths, ablution and changing, available for pilgrims and those who come to offer regular prayers.

The masjid lies 7.5 km south from Makkah on the road to Madinah and is the closest of all the boundary points of the Haram.

Hadith Narration:

Hz. Jabir رضي الله عنه reports that because Bibi Aisha (رضي الله عنها) was experiencing menstrual cycle the Prophet ﷺ instructed her to perform all the various rites of Hajj except for the tawaf.

She then performed the tawaaf after her cycle had ended. She then said, “O Rasulullah ﷺ! While you have performed Hajj and Umrah, I have performed only Hajj.” The Prophet ﷺ then instructed her brother Abdur-Rahman (رضي الله عنه) to take her to Tan’eem and it was from there that she performed her Umrah after her Hajj during the month of Dhul Hijjah.