Fatwa No : 115065
Distance between Makkah, Madeenah, Mina, Muzdalifah and ‘Arafah
Fatwa Date : Rabee' Al-Awwal 28, 1431 / 14-3-2010
What is the distance from Makkah to Madeenah, as well as to Mina and to ‘Arafaat; and, also between Mina and ‘Arafaat, and Mina and Muzdalifah? I believe that this information is very essential for the pilgrim to know, so that he may have a clear mental picture [of his pilgrimage journey] and perfectly perform his Hajj (major pilgrimage), Allaah willing. Please advise.
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The distance from Makkah to Madeenah is about 450 km. Mina, Muzdalifah and ‘Arafah are all located inside [the city of] Makkah, but whilst the first two are within the Sacred Precincts, ‘Arafah is outside. The distance between ‘Arafah, Mina and Muzdalifah, and the Sacred Precincts is a few kilometers, with the furthest being ‘Arafah, followed by Muzdalifah and then Mina. In other words, Mina is located about 7 km from the Sacred Mosque, Muzdalifah at about 10 km and ‘Arafaat is nearly 20 km away. As for the distance between ‘Arafaat and Muzdalifah, it is approximately 7 km.
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