Must visit places in Makkah
The holy city of Makkah is the most sacred place for the Muslims from all over the world. Our Holy Prophet Muhammad P.B.U.H was born in the city of Makkah and it is the place where the first message of Allah was conveyed to him. Hajj is performed in Makkah and every Muslim should perform it at least once in a lifetime if there is no personal problem or difficulty. There are some places that you should visit when you are in the city of Makkah.
Masjid Al-Haram (Grand Mosque)
Masjid Al-Haram is the most holy and the largest mosque in the whole world. Masjid Al-Haram has Khana Kaaba, the house of Allah, in its heart. Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam and people from all around the world travel to this place to perform Hajj. The two hills Al-Safa and Al-Marwa are located in Masjid-Al-Haram and the pilgrims must travel back and forth between these hills to perform a ritual. The well of ZamZam water is also situated inside this holy mosque.
Taneem Mosque (Ayesha Mosque)
This mosque is approximately 7 km away from Masjid-Al-Haram. This mosque is also called Masjid-e-Ayehsa because one time Ayesha, the wife of Holy Prophet P.B.U.H, put on her ehraam in this mosque. For the people living in Makkah, this place acts as Miqaat (a place to put on ehraam) before performing hajj.
The mount Thawr, containing a cave, is of great significance in Islamic history and is present in the lower region of Makkah. When it became difficult for the Holy Prophet P.B.U.H to stay in Makkah, then Allah told him to migrate from here to Madina. During migration, Quraish followed him but Holy Prophet P.B.U.H along with his companion Hazrat Abu Bakr, took refuge in this cave. Then by the order of Allah, spiders spread their web across the entrance of the cave. So Quraish saw the web and thought that no one could be there inside the cave.
This mount has its own importance in Islamic history. There is a cave named Ghaar-e-Hira situated in Jabal Al-Noor, where the first revelation was received by Holy Prophet P.B.U.H. Our Holy Prophet P.B.U.H used to come to this cave for offering prayers in solitude. Even before the first revelation, he used to come to this mountain.
This mosque is situated in Arafaat; the east of Makkah and it is a place where our Holy Prophet P.B.U.H delivered the last message / revelation of Allah to us. During Hajj, people attend to a Khutba there and offer zuhr and asar prayer together.
Jannat-ul-Maula is a graveyard that is situated in Makkah. This graveyard is significant because here many of the loved ones of Holy Prophet P.B.U.H are buried. The loved ones include his wife, son, mother, grandfather and uncle.
Abraj Al-Bait Towers
This building is also known as Royal clock tower and is situated near the Grand mosque. It facilitates the pilgrims that arrive in Makkah for hajj and the building consists of both hotels and residential areas. It has the world’s largest clock and is one of the tallest buildings in the world.