Ibn Hazrat Abbaas R.A says: ‘I heard the messenger of Allah say: ‘The Multazam is a place where duaas are accepted. Whenever a person prays to Allah at this spot, Allah grants his prayer’.
The Multazam is that part of the Ka’ba lying between the Hajar and the door of the Ka’ba. Multazam comes from the Arabic word meaning to become attached, and perhaps it is so called because this is the section of the ka’ba where a person should attach his body in prayer. Abu Dawood reports that Ibn Hazrat Abbaas said that he used to stand up straight here with the chest and face against the Ka’ba, arms stretched out above the head leaning against the Ka’ba. He then said: ‘I saw Rasulullah Sal’am doing that: ‘it is a common experience of every ustaz of hadith, from my teacher, up to Rasulullah Sal’am that when teaching this hadith they used to say: ‘I prayed at the Multazam in the above manner and my prayer was granted’. This has also been my personal experience. Hazrat Hassan Basri R.A. wrote a letter to the people of Makkah, wherein he said that there are fifteen places where prayers are heard. (Mustajaab places)
1. During tawaaf.
2. At the Multazam.
3. At the Meezabur-Rahmah. (Under the waterspout in the Hateem).
4. Inside the Ka’ba.
5. At the well of Zamzam.
6. At Safa.
7. Upon Marwa.
8. While walking between Safa and Marwa.
9. At the Maqaame Ibrahim.
10. On the plain of Arafaat.
11. At Muzadalifah.
12. At Mina.
13, 14&15. At the time of pelting the three shaytaans at Mina. (Hisn Haseen)
Durre Mansoor mentions the following Mustajaab Places:
- Under the Meerabur-Rahmah.
- At the Ruknul Yamaani.
- Upon Safa and Marwa.
- Between Safa and Marwa.
- Between Hajar-al-Aswad and Maqaame Ibrahim.
- Inside the Ka’ba.
- At Mina, Arafaat and Muzdalifah.
- At the three Shaytaans.
Hazrat Shah Abdul Aziz R.A. used to prefer this latter report in his tafseer. Apart from these places, some ulama have mentioned a few other places as well e.g. the mataaf; the orbit wherein one makes tawaaf, when ones sight falls on the Ka’ba, inside the hateem and between the Ruknul Yamaani and the Hajar-al-Aswad. There is even an opinion that the Multazam is the area between the Ruknul Yamaani and the now closed western door of the Ka’ba. This opinion is not the accepted one. (Sharh Lubaab)