Maqam Ibrahim (a)
Maqām Ibrāhīm (a) [Ibrahim's (a) standing place] (Arabic: مقام ابراهیم ) is a stone where the footprint of Prophet Ibrahim (a) is marked. The Qur'an has considered it among clear signs of God in Mecca and Muslims have been invited to perform prayer at this location. This stone is now placed in a golden cylinder located 13 meters away from the Ka'ba. In the views of Shi'a, the original location of Ibrahim's (a) station is right next to the Ka'ba.
In the Qur'an
In two verses of Qur'an there are mentions of Ibrahim's (a) station and it has been considered among clear signs of God in Mecca and Muslims have been invited to perform prayer at this location.
- verse 125 of Qur'an 2: وَاتَّخِذُوا مِن مَّقَامِ إِبْرَاهِیمَ مُصَلًّی (take the venue of prayer from Abraham's Station)
- verse 97 of Qur'an 3: فِیهِ آیاتٌ بَینَاتٌ مَّقَامُ إِبْرَاهِیمَ وَ مَنْ دَخَلَهُ کانَ آمِناً (In it are manifest signs [and] Abraham's Station, and whoever enters it shall be secure.)
This stone is almost square shaped having 40 cm of length and width and the height of about 20 cm. It is yellowish and reddish white. On this stone, there is a foot print of 10 cm in depth the prints of fingers on which are not clear. Over time, the footprints have become larger on top