Mecca : A holy city where Muslims are eager to perform Hajj and Umrah rituals. It is home to Masjid al-Haram and Kaaba Sharif, which is the Qiblah (the direction used by Muslims in various religious contexts) for Muslim prayer.
Mecca : This is the city where the greatest person in the universe, Khatam-ul-Nabieen, Hazrat Muhammad Mustafa (peace be upon him) came to this world. After the revelation of the Holy Quran, the peaceful message of Islam spread from the high rocky mountains of this city to the world.
Mecca is located in the west of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. During the reign of the Saudi kings, the city gained special attention due to the increasing number of pilgrims and pilgrims every year.
Various expansions have also been made in different parts of Mecca’s holiest site, Masjid al-Haram. Some development works have been done in Masha’ir (holy places) to provide all kinds of comfort and satisfaction to all the pilgrims and pilgrims coming from inside and outside the kingdom.
Anyone who wants to come to Makkah Sharif and perform Hajj or Umrah can use public transport or private vehicles approved in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Anyone who wants to come to Makkah Sharif and perform Hajj or Umrah can use public transport or private vehicles approved in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
- Whoever wants to come to Mecca from inside or outside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, he:
- The Haji or Mu’tamar can then use any means of transport available in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to reach Mecca
Holy Mosque of Mecca
Masjid al-Haram and the Kaaba
Prophet Ibrahim (peace be upon him) and his son Ismail built the Kaaba for the first time as a place of worship for one God. This was the first home that was created for humans to worship Allah, according to Allah (the Glorified and Exalted), who declares this in the Quran (the Glorified and Exalted). Soon after Prophet Ibrahim (peace be upon him) passed away, idols began to be placed inside the Kaaba. The idols inside the Kaaba were not demolished until after Prophet Muhammad (may Allah grant him mercy and peace) overcame the idolaters.
Every Muslim is obligated, in accordance with one of Islam’s Five Pillars, to make the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca at least once during his or her lifetime, if possible. Walking seven times anticlockwise around the Kaaba is a requirement for several Hajj rituals. During Umrah, travelers also conduct this circumambulation (Tawaf).
No matter where they are, Muslims throughout the world bow to the Kaaba during prayers. The Qiblah is facing in this situation.
As mentioned in this verse in the Quran, “Verily, We have seen the turning of your (Muhammad’s) face towards the heaven. Surely, We shall turn you to a Qiblah (prayer direction) that shall please you, so turn your face in the direction of Masjid al-Haram. And wheresoever you people are, turn your faces (in prayer) in that direction.” [2:144 ]