MASJID AL HARAM MEANS RESTRICTED OR SACRED MOSQUE ?

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According to my understanding the word Haram in Masjid Al Haram means restricted. I don’t know who invented the meaning of Sacred for the word Haram and added in to the Arabic dictionaries.

9:28 O you who believe, the polytheists are impure, so let them not approach the Restricted Mosque (Masjid Al Haram) after this calendar year of theirs; and if you fear poverty, then God will enrich you from His blessings if He wills. God is Knowledgeable, Wise.

The one reason why the word Haram used with the mosque in Masjid Al Haram was because of this mosque was restricted for the Muslims to perform the Hajj as mentioned in verse 5:2, 22:25 & 48:25.

MUSLIMS WERE BARRED FROM THE RESTRICTED MOSQUE

5:2 O you who believe, do not violate the symbols of God, nor the restricted month, nor the offerings, nor the regulations, nor the safety made by the Restricted Shrine; for they are seeking a bounty from their Lord and a blessing. And when it is permitted for you, then you may hunt. And let not the hatred of another people; BECAUSE THEY HAD BARRED YOU FROM THE RESTRICTED MOSQUE (Masjid Al Haram); make you aggress. And help each other in piety and righteousness, and do not help each other in sin and aggression. And be aware of God, for the retribution of God is severe.

22:25 Surely, those who have rejected and REPEL FROM THE PATH OF GOD, AND FROM THE RESTRICTED MOSQUE (Masjid Al Haram) that We have made for the people-for the one devoted therein and the one who visits it-and whoever inclines to evil action in it, We will let them taste a painful retribution.

48:25 THEY ARE THE ONES WHO REJECTED AND BARRED YOU FROM THE RESTRICTED MOSQUE (Masjid Al Haram), and barred your offerings from reaching their destination. And there had been believing men and believing women whom you did not know, and you may have hurt them, and on whose account you would have incurred a sin unknowingly. God will admit into His mercy whoever He wills. Had they become separated, We would then have punished those from them who rejected with a painful retribution.

The second reason why the word Haram used with the mosque in Masjid Al Haram was probably because of this mosque was restricted for the Polytheists to place their Idols in Kaaba and to perform their Pilgrimage as mentioned in verse 9:28.

POLYTHEISTS ARE IMPURE SO LET THEM NOT APPROACH THE RESTRICTED MOSQUE

9:28 O you who believe, the polytheists are impure, so let them not approach the Restricted Mosque (Masjid Al Haram) after this calendar year of theirs; and if you fear poverty, then God will enrich you from His blessings if He wills. God is Knowledgeable, Wise.

HERE ARE THE MEANINGS OF THE ROOT WORD OF HARAM

Ha-Ra-Miim = To forbid/prevent/prohibit, make or declare unlawful, deprive, to be sacred/inviolable/entitled to reverence or respect or honour, deny or refuse a thing, render one hopeless, denied prosperity, render unfortunate, ill-fated, persist obstinately, persist in contention or litigation or wrangling, be refractory or untractable, bind a thing hard, refrain from a thing, overcome someone in contending for stakes or wagers in a game of hazard, to be in a state of prohibition, protect or defend oneself.

harama vb. (1)
pcple. pass. 51:19, 56:67, 68:27, 70:25

haram n.m. 28:57, 29:67

haram n.m. 2:144, 2:149, 2:150, 2:191, 2:194, 2:194, 2:196, 2:198, 2:217, 2:217, 5:2, 5:2, 5:2, 5:97, 5:97, 8:34, 9:7, 9:19, 9:28, 10:59, 16:116, 17:1, 21:95, 22:25, 48:25, 48:27
hurum n.m. (pl. of haram) 5:1, 5:95, 5:96, 9:5, 9:36

hurumat n.f. (pl. of hurmah) 2:194, 22:30

harrama vb. (2)
perf. act. 2:173, 2:275, 3:93, 4:160, 5:72, 6:119, 6:140, 6:143, 6:144, 6:146, 6:146, 6:148, 6:150, 6:151, 6:151, 7:32, 7:33, 7:50, 9:29, 9:37, 9:37, 16:35, 16:115, 16:118, 17:33, 25:68, 27:91, 28:12
impf. act. 5:87, 7:157, 9:29, 9:37, 66:1
perf. pass. 3:50, 4:23, 5:3, 5:96, 6:138, 24:3
pcple. pass. 2:85, 5:26, 6:139, 6:145, 14:37

THE ARABIC WORD FOR SACRED IS MUQADAS.

Root word for Muqadas is

Qaf-Dal-Siin = to be pure, holy, spotless. qudusun – purity, sanctity, holiness. al quddus – the holy one, one above and opposite to all evil, replete with positive good. muqaddas – sacred. An earthen or wooden pot.

quddus n.m. 59:23, 62:1

qudus n.m. 2:87, 2:253, 5:110, 16:102

qaddasa vb. (2)
impf. act. 2:30
pcple. pass. f. 5:21, 20:12, 79:16

Now if we don’t believe Haram means Sacred then how will we translate the word Haram in verse 14:37 ?

Abraham said nearly 5000 years ago

14:37 “Our Lord, I have resided part of my progeny in a barren valley near your HARAM House. Our Lord, that they may establish Salat, so let the hearts of the people incline towards them and give provisions to them of the fruits that they may give thanks.”

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One Response to MASJID AL HARAM MEANS RESTRICTED OR SACRED MOSQUE ?

  1. Murtaza says:

    Thank you brother, would like to share with you more on the vocabulary “haraam”.
    http://biblicalmullahs.blogspot.com.au/2015/10/chapter-10-haram-does-not-mean-forbidden.html?m=1

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