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The City of Mecca

City of Mecca or Makkah Haram Sharief Mecca, or Makkah which is it's Arabic form, this city is a bless city and also a beloved city in the eyes of Allah, is one of the most renowned towns in the world, both in ancient and modern times.…

Inside the Kaaba

The diagram bellow shows a rare view of what the interior of the Kaaba looks like. The construction, built by Ibrahim (peace be upon him), did not contain a roof; it was Quraysh who raised the walls of the Kaaba and added a roof. Today,…

Abu Jahal House

It is believed that this place is not far from the current Masah is the approximate location of the house of Abu Jahal. Abu Jahal was a relative of the Prophet (ﷺ) and one of the worst enemies of Islam. He was described by the Prophet…

Darun Nadwah

This photograph, located northwest of the Kaaba, shows the approximate location of Darun Nadwah (House of Assembly). The house functioned as a chamber of parliament for Quraysh, and it was from here that they planned to kill the Prophet…

Bab ul-Fatah

This gate to Kaaba is known as Bab ul-Fatah (Door of Victory). It was from here that the Prophet (saw) entered during the conquest of Mecca on Friday, the 20th of Ramadhan 8 years AH. When the army of Muslims approached Mecca, they…

Daarul Arqam

This area at the foot of Mount Safa was the approximate area where Daarul Arqam (House of Arkam) was located. It was here, in the initial period of Islam, that the Prophet (saw) secretly preached Islam. The house belonged to a Sahabi…

Mount Safa

Safa Mountain, located inside Masjid al-Haram, is the point from which pilgrims begin their Sa’ee to imitate the actions of Hajra (peace be upon her). Allah mentions the mountains of Safa and Marwah in the Qur'an: "Verily, Safa and…

Mas'aa

The strip of land between Mount Safa and Mount Marwah is called Masaa. This is the place where Hajra (peace be upon her) rushed seven times to find out if she could find some water or someone from whom she could get it to give her baby…

Mataf

Mataf refers to the open white area directly around the Kaaba, where the tawaf occurs. Referring to this, Allah mentions in the Quran: "We ordered Ibrahim (peace be upon Him) and Ismail (peace be upon Him) (saying):" Clean (remove…

Zamzam Well

This historic photograph shows the location of the Zamzam well in the Mataf area.  Ibrahim (peace be upon him) took his son Ismail (peace be upon him) and the mother of the child Hajra (peace be upon her) to Mecca, where he left them…

Maqame Ibrahim

Maqame Ibrahim refers to the stone on which Ibrahim stood (peace be upon him) when he built the Kaaba. When Ismail (peace be upon him) passed the stones to Ibrahim (peace be upon him), and Ibrahim (peace be upon him) continued to lay…

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