In the northern wing of Ka’bah, Hateem is an epitomized area of almost 3 meters, lying elegantly in a crescent manner. Ka’bah being the first reverence place of the human being under the sun, Adam A.S first put its base and then Ibrahim A.S enhanced it in a shape of an apt house. It is also tagged as Hijr e Ismail (stone for Ismail) among the Muslims. The very fact of providing shelter to Ismail A.S (Ibrahim’s son) and Hazrat Hajra R.A (Ibrahim’s wife) while building Baitullah (House of Allah) is considered to be the authentic one. On the blessed occasion of Hajj, Pilgrims feel honored to offer their (2 rakahs) prayer in Hateem. Being settled in the nearer premises of Ka’bah, Hateem takes more attention of Islamic followers as a significant and valued spot. Peering in the roots of this angelic place, it becomes unveiled that Quraysh people finalized to re-construct Ka’bah at the time when Hazrat Muhammad (peace be upon him) reached 35th year of his age. Before this decision, it is important to mention that previously Ka’bah get damaged twice, firstly, due to flood and then caught by fire. This situation made people fearful about its annihilation, so they pointed its redress.
Baqoom, the carpenter, offered a great helping hand in its construction. Authentic reports revealed that Hazrat Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) and his uncle Abbas were in the inclusions of labors. Low lying walls were first built indicating the original outline of the first foundation laid by the hands of Adam A.S. Controversial opinions are there for the fact that Ismail A.S and Hajra R.A are buried in this specific area. According to Hazrat Ayesha walls of Hateem remained low due to shortage of resources at that time. Tawaf, an important happening of Hajj, remained valid while encircling outside the area of Hateem (therefore considered as integral part of Ka’bah). Another strong and conventional report is attached with the sanctity of this place.
Grandfather of Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) Abdul Muttalib, esteemed to take rest in hallow of Ka’bah and that’s why he used to nestled on this place. Once in his dream, while sleeping there in the area of Hateem he perceived a vague figure pointing and guiding him to hunt for the ZamZam well, hidden since the era of Jurhum tribe. There is also fitted an outlet through the roof of the Ka’bah for the gushing of water falling directly in Hateem area. Quraysh called it Meezab-e Rahmah lending its meaning as ‘water stream of mercy’