The haneeth is made by chopping mutton into medium sized pieces and placing it in a muhannath. The muhannath is a traditional oven made from stone. Branches of trees are then placed inside so that the burning stones are separated from the meat. Then sand is used to cover the muhannath so that steam doesn’t escape. After a few hours of cooking the meat is taken out from the oven and salt is sprinkled before serving.
The village of Rijal Almaa used to be an important regional trade center. It offered a natural passage for connecting Levant, Madinah, Makkah, and Yemen. This vital trade route held great historical significance. The ancient pathways along this route were built using heavy stones and were also used as a Hajj route.