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.
Jabal Rahmah at Arafat. Part of Hajj rituals is to spend a day here.
Birth place of the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H). The Saudi government has turned it into a library.
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