Bab as-Salam (Masjid al-Haram)

By the Editors of the Madain Project

The Baab-As-Salaam (Arabic باب السلام), pronounced as "bāb assalām", is one of the gates at the Masjid-al-Haram at Makkah-Al-Mukkarammah. This phrase in Arabic when literally translated into English means "Gate of Peace". It has been a tradition for first time visitors to the mosques to enter the Masjid-al-Haram through this gate.

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This gate is located in the stretch between Mount Safa and Marwaah, closer to Mount Marwah. Also called the door of the sons of Sheybah in relation to Shaybah bin Othman, who lived near the Kaaba and was next to his house. known as the “Bani Sheeba” gate, and it is the door from which pilgrims enter to perform the Arrival Tawaf. It was renewed by Sultan Soleiman Khan in 931 Hj and more recently in 2000s. It is located immediately to the left of Bab e Marwah.

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