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Al Masjid Al Haram - Makkah

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Masjid al-Haram, Mecca Saudi Arabia
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Location and History

Located in the city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, Masjid Al Haram, also known as the Holy Mosque or Haram Mosque, is the largest mosque in the entire world and the eighth largest building in the world.

The term ‘Masjid Al Haram’ means ‘The Sacred Mosque’. It is named so because it surrounds the Kaaba, which is the most important and holiest shrine in the religion of Islam and also because Masjid Al Haram is the most important mosque in Islam and the site of pilgrimage for Muslims. It receives millions of worshippers from all over the world each year. As of now, the mosque is under the control of the King of Saudi Arabia.

Architecture

While Masjid Al Haram has undergone many renovations over the course of time, the oldest part of the structure dates back to the 16th century. The structure of the mosque consists of a rectangular courtyard in the center that is surrounded by covered prayer areas.

The courtyard houses two more sacred sites. One of these is Maqam-e-Ibrahim (station of Ibrahim) which is a stone with roots in Islamic tradition and history. The other is the oasis of Zamzam, which contains sacred spring water and has purportedly never dried since it was revealed.

To the north and east of the courtyard lie two small hills called al-Safa and al-Marwah, which are also part of the pilgrimage ritual of Muslims.

The total area of the mosque is about 356,000 square feet and it can hold up to 4 million people.

Location

Masjid al-Haram, Mecca Saudi Arabia

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Arefin Bashar Arif

Arefin Bashar Arif

09/02/2022 09:58

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This is the nicest spot to be! I can't possibly give a rating for this. Honestly, we don't have anything that can compare to the blessings that are occurring there. Perfect tranquility. It's at this location that you'll be able to achieve your life's true potential. Your memories of the past are forgotten. You have arrived in the Holy Place. You have entered Allah's Holy Place. May Allah bless us and provide us the opportunity to visit this Holy Place.
syafrial lukman

syafrial lukman

08/23/2022 12:18

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Beautiful My favourite place on earth. The feeling when you come here is soo beautiful and peaceful. The serenity and unity here is second to none. Allah ﷻ is the greatest. Highly recommend every Muslim who can afford to, to visit. May Allah invite you all to His house.
ÀẞD ČŘ7

ÀẞD ČŘ7

08/11/2022 20:37

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It was a life time experience. So blessed that Allah called me in His Home.For me it is one of the most favorite destinations in this world. The most beautiful and the most peaceful place in this world. This first holiest place for every Muslims. You feel so peaceful when you reached there. One of the best feeling❤️😍🤗
Samiur Rahman

Samiur Rahman

08/02/2022 10:35

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For me it is one of the most favorite destinations in this world. The most beautiful and the most peaceful place in this world. This first holiest place for every Muslims. You feel so peaceful when you reached there. One of the best feeling 😍🥰❤️
ASMATULLAH MONDAL

ASMATULLAH MONDAL

07/27/2022 03:11

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For me it is one of the most favorite destinations in this world. The most beautiful and the most peaceful place in this world. This first holiest place for every Muslims. You feel so peaceful when you reached there. One of the best feeling 😍🥰❤️
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