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The story of “Al-Haram pigeon” and the origin of the dynasty

It is distinguished by the beauty of its shape and colors, as it is distinguished by the long neck and the distinctive colors that surround its neck, and the eyes drawn.

Hundreds of years ago, a relationship of love and affection between birds and visitors to the Sacred House of God, as the “”Al-Haram pigeon” ” roamed around Makkah, flying overheads for people to exchange for familiarity and feeding them, and when the pigeons stood between the sides of the buildings and the middle of the squares, their calm rises in beautiful scenes reflected in the distinctive color of the pigeons For passers-by to race to offer love, corn and water, to scatter it in a scene that these birds call to take their share of food.

The Al-Haram pigeon, has many names for this beautiful bird, and you find it flying with its wings around the courtyard of the old house, and in the squares of the Grand Mosque and the streets of Makkah, adorned with its bluish-gray feather or green at its neck.

The Al-Haram pigeon also receives special treatment, as it is not permissible to kill it, and killing it requires the ransom, i.e. slaughtering a sheep, and it is also not permissible to alienate it or break its eggs in order to expel it from the place in which it lands.

 The Al-Haram pigeon is distinguished by the beauty of its shape and colors, and by the long neck the distinctive colors that surround its neck, and the eyes drawn, and these descriptions differ from other types of pigeons and other birds in the world.

Flocks of the Haram pigeons roam the vicinity of the Grand Mosque and around its minarets, and some of them flap their wings and circulate in the neighborhoods of Makkah Al-Mukarramah. As soon as you come to Makkah, those birds race against you in receiving visitors and pilgrims.

It was stated in some historical documents that there is an endowment that is a farm in“ Hotat Sudair ”that is designated for the Al-Haram pigeon, and that a citizen has designated a waqf in Makkah Al-Mukarramah that returns its proceeds to the Great Mosque of Mecca, and Al-Haram pigeon has been associated with Makkah and Madinah since the migration of the Prophet Muhammad, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, and for hundreds of years it has received special treatment from the people of Makkah and Madinah, and all those who visit the Sacred House of God.

This “fortified bird” is not like other birds of its kind, here are 6 strange facts about it:

1. It is characterized by a very blue color from its head to its neck, the tip of its wings and its black tail, and the remaining part of its body is a blue-white color, and its wings and tail are two black lines that are not found in others.

2. It does not defecate completely on the Holy Kaaba or its surroundings.

3. More than ten years ago, Saudi Arabia provided him with six towers of his own on top of the canopies of the Grand Mosque Street next to the bridge.

4. It enjoys security and safety without anyone daring to spread it or hunt it, and without statutory laws, but it is the law of God Almighty through his true religion. Goal of this endowment is to feed the pigeons to survive.

. It enjoys security and safety without anyone daring to spread it or hunt it, and without statutory laws, but it is the law of God Almighty through his true religion.

5. The origin of the Al-Haram pigeon goes back to the two pigeons that nested on the cave during the migration of the Prophet, may God’s prayers and peace is upon him, so their good reward was that they and their offspring lived in safety in the Haram.

6. Breeding in Makkah Al-Mukarramah because of the prohibition of hunting it in the Sacred City, and the predecessors took the hadiths of preventing the exodus of the sanctuary birds, so that some of them, as was narrated, used to be sacrificed if they caused the killing of one of these birds.