Mar 19, 2020

Tareeq Al Ambiya & Tareeq Al Quwaafil

By Funadiq Team

As we know the center of Islam that unites the Muslim Ummah is the holy city of Makkah where the Masjid Al Haram is located.  However, on the outskirts of Makkah there has been many places of significance to the Muslim ummah that has been mentioned in Quran and Hadith however not widely known or visited.

Being busy with modern society deviates us from the simplicity of our religion, Islam. These places that have been visited and travelled by the Prophets and the companions can restore our emotions and our souls back to our main purpose of our Iman our love and fear for Allah (SWT)

Today we will be talking about a very significant travel route used by the earlier civilizations from before and after the time of the Prophet Muhammed (PBUH). The Tareeq Al Ambiya.

Tareeq al Ambiya

Tareeq al Ambiya means the path of the prophets; this Makkah transport route used by 70 prophets to travel between the areas of Sham known as Modern day Syria & Iraq to Makkah Al Mukaramah to perform Hajj. Their traveling took them even months because they used camels and horses for long journeys, but now we have transport services to go to Makkah to perform Hajj and Umrah.

Tareeq Al Quwaafil

Tareeq al-Qawaafil means the path of the tribes.

After Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) migrated to Medina along with a few of his companions, he was followed subsequently by Muslim tribes of Mecca. The paths taken by the prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and the tribes are different. Therefore, it has been distinctly marked to indicate both the respective paths

Similarly, on this path you will come across the following places;

Masjid Uqbah Harshi





This is a Musallah where the Prophet Muhammed SAW offered Salah while taking this route. If you’d like to visit this location on your next trip to Makkah Madina to perform Umrah travel with Funadiq – Your Companion of Makkah and Madinah

Jabal Tuwal





This is a mountain that is nearby Masjid Uqabah Al-Harshi where the prophet Muhammed SAW has prayed his Salaat while taking this route.

Thaniyah al harshi





A narrow path crossing between two mountains in order to enter or exit a valley

It has also been mentioned in many authentic Hadith;

Hadith Mentioned in Sahi Bukhari about Thaniyah Tul Harshi :

‎صحيح البخاري :

‎أَنَّ عَبْدَ اللَّهِ بْنَ عُمَرَ، حَدَّثَهُ: «أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ نَزَلَ عِنْدَ سَرَحَاتٍ عَنْ يَسَارِ الطَّرِيقِ فِي مَسِيلٍ دُونَ هَرْشَى، ذَلِكَ المَسِيلُ لاَصِقٌ بِكُرَاعِ هَرْشَى، بَيْنَهُ وَبَيْنَ الطَّرِيقِ قَرِيبٌ مِنْ غَلْوَةٍ»

Hadith mentioned in Sahe Muslim about Thaniyah Tul Harshi :

‎صحيح مسلم :

‎حَدَّثَنَا أَحْمَدُ بْنُ حَنْبَلٍ، وَسُرَيْجُ بْنُ يُونُسَ، قَالَا: حَدَّثَنَا هُشَيْمٌ، أَخْبَرَنَا دَاوُدُ بْنُ أَبِي هِنْدَ، عَنْ أَبِي الْعَالِيَةِ، عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ، أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مَرَّ بِوَادِي الْأَزْرَقِ، فَقَالَ: «أَيُّ وَادٍ هَذَا؟» فَقَالُوا: هَذَا وَادِي الْأَزْرَقِ، قَالَ: «كَأَنِّي أَنْظُرُ إِلَى مُوسَى عَلَيْهِ السَّلَامُ هَابِطًا مِنَ الثَّنِيَّةِ، وَلَهُ جُؤَارٌ إِلَى اللهِ بِالتَّلْبِيَةِ» ، ثُمَّ أَتَى عَلَى ثَنِيَّةِ هَرْشَى، فَقَالَ: «أَيُّ ثَنِيَّةٍ هَذِهِ؟» قَالُوا: ثَنِيَّةُ هَرْشَى، قَالَ: «كَأَنِّي أَنْظُرُ إِلَى يُونُسَ بْنِ مَتَّى عَلَيْهِ السَّلَامُ عَلَى نَاقَةٍ حَمْرَاءَ جَعْدَةٍ عَلَيْهِ جُبَّةٌ مِنْ صُوفٍ، خِطَامُ نَاقَتِهِ خُلْبَةٌ وَهُوَ يُلَبِّي»

“Sahih Muslim: Tell us Ahmed bin Hanbal, and Srij bin Younis, said: Tell us Hushaym, told us Dawood ibn Abi Hind, the high father, Ibn Abbas that the Messenger of Allah peace be upon him over the valley of the blue, he said: «Which Wade this?» They said: This is the valley of the blue. He said: “As if I look at Moses, peace be upon him, going down from the fold, and God has bounties with God. Then he came on Hershey's pagan, and he said: "What pagan is this?" They said: Hershey's pagan, he said: “As if I look at Yunus bin Matthew, peace be upon him on a red camel, from Jaddah, on the authority of him.”

The location of this path can be found between Rabigh and al-Abwa region.

Islamic history is very rich, however not very main stream, it’s places like this that can help us envision the time of the prophets and their companions. May Allah SWT protect us and guide us in the way of believers.

We plan on sharing more Islamic history and landmarks that may not be very well known so, leave a comment below if you’ve been here and don’t forget to like and share the post.

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