Makkah (The Holy City) – Saudi Arabia

Makkah The Holy City
Makkah The Holy City

The Holy City of Makkah or Mecca – Located 73 kilometers east of Jeddah. The city is the place where the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, was born. It is the place where ALLAH’s message was first revealed to him (Prophet Muhammad). Makkah is the city to which he returned after the migration to Madinah in 622 CE. Makkah is the Holiest City on earth to Muslims. It is also known as Makkah Al-Mukarramah, Umm Al-Qura (the origin of the Cities), Al Balad Al-Ameen (the Secure City), and Al-Balad Al-Haram (the Sacred City). The world’s more than one billion Muslims go to the Holy City of Makkah to offer prayers. All Muslims who are not prevented by any circumstance perform the Hajj at least once in their life, the Pilgrimage to Makkah. Each year the Holy City of Makkah is host to about two million hajjis (pilgrims) from all over the world. The Holy City of Makkah is served by the seaport and international airport of Jeddah. We have posted previously about the Holiest City, You may know more about Makkah from HERE.

Ghar-e-Hira (The Cave of Hira). The Prophet used to meditate in this cave frequently. The first Qur’an verse was revealed to him in this Cave.

Ghar e Hira Entrance
Ghar e Hira Entrance

Ghar e Hira The Cave of Hira
Ghar e Hira The Cave of Hira

Jabal Rahmah at Arafat. Part of Hajj rituals is to spend a day here.

Jabal Rahmah Makkah
Jabal Rahmah Makkah

Jabal Rahmah Hajj Makkah
Jabal Rahmah Hajj Makkah

Birth place of the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H). The Saudi government has turned it into a library.

Birth Place of Prophet Muhammad
Muhammad Birth Place

Prophet Muhammad Birth Place
Prophet Muhammad Birth Place

Hajjis at Minna Makkah
Hajjis at Minna Makkah

Jabal Abu Qubais
Jabal Abu Qubais

Jannat Al Mualla
Jannat Al Mualla

Kaaba Shareef
Kaaba Shareef

Makkah The Holiest City of Muslims
Makkah Mecca

Makkah Saudi Arabia
Makkah Saudi Arabia

Masjid Al Haram Makkah
Masjid Al Haram Makkah

Masjid Al Haram View From Above SubhanALLAH
Masjid Al Haram View From Above

Masjid Hudaybiya Makkah
Masjid Hudaybiya Makkah

Masjid Hudaibiya
Masjid Hudaybiya

Masjid Jinn
Masjid Jinn

Mina Makkah
Mina Makkah

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