Haramu’l-Madinah

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HARAMU ‘L-MADINAH حرم المدينة
The sacred boundary of al-Madinah within which certain acts are unlawful which are lawful elsewhere. The Imam Abu Hanifah says that although it is respectful to the position of the sacred city, as the birth-place of the Prophet, not to bear arms, or kill, or cut grass, &c, still it is not, as in the case of Makkah, an incumbent religious duty. According to a tradition by ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib (Mishkat, book xi. ch. xvi.), the Hududu ‘l-Haram, or sacred limits of al-Madinah are from Jabal ‘Air to Saur. According to Burton, the diameter of the Haram is from ten to twelve miles. (El Medinah and Meccah, vol. i. p. 362.)

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam