Category | Mecca Sharif – Masjid al Haram

The City & Timeline of Mecca Sharif

Arabic Makkah, ancient Bakkah, city, western Saudi Arabia, located in the Sirat Mountains, inland from the Red Sea coast is the holiest of Muslim cities

Holy Ka’bah

A small shrine located near the centre of the Great Mosque of Masjid al Haram and considered by Muslims everywhere to be the most sacred spot on Earth

Hajar al-Aswad (The Black Stone)

Sacred rock encased with silver that has been placed in the southeastern corner of the Kaaba, believed to have descended from heaven. According to a tradition of the Prophet ﷺ, it was originally white in colour but...

Door of Ka’bah

Located on the eastern side of Kaaba, The Door was at ground level but was raised when the Quraysh rebuilt the Ka’bah

Hateem/Hijr Ismail عليه اسلام

A semi-circular wall opposite, but not connected to, the north-west wall of the Kaaba known as the hatim. This is 90 cm (35 in) in height and 1.5 m (4.9 ft) in width,[4] and is composed of white marble. Pilgrims do not...

Maqame Ibrahim عليه اسلام

A stepping stone used by Prophet Ibrahim عليه اسلام during the original construction of the Ka`bah. The stone carries the imprints of his feet and is housed in a glass enclosure on the north side of the Ka`bah

Musallah Jibraeel (عليه اسلام)

Marks the spot where Hz. Jibraeel عليه السلام taught Dear Prophet ﷺ how to pray salah following the miraculous night journey to Masjid al-Aqsa

Zamzam Well

Great miracles of Islam representing Allah’s mercy, The Well of Zamzam first sprang 5,000 years ago under the feet of the Prophet Ismael عليه اسلام after his mother Bibi Hagar رضي الله عنها, the second wife of Hz...

Mataf and Tawaf

It refers to the open white area immediately around the Ka’bah where tawaf takes place

Rukn e Yamani

Southern west corner of the Ka’bah and parallel to the Black stone corner, al-Rukn al-Yamaani Precede Black stone During Tawaaf and named Yemani corner because it faces Yemen Country side


Area between Hajar al-Aswad and the door of the Kaaba, Multazam is about two metres wide and is a place where, according to the traditions, supplications are accepted

Meezab e Rahmah

A golden spout from where rainwater on the roof of the Ka’bah falls onto the Hijr Ismail

Exhibition of the Two Holy Mosques Architecture

At the Northwestern edge of Mecca sharif there is a museum dedicated to treasures from two of Islam’s holiest mosques where you will see how Al Masjid Al Haram in Mecca sharif and Al Masjid An Nabawi in Madinah sharif...

Kabah Stairway

A wooden staircase which is used to enter the Holy shrine situated at the heart of the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca sharif

Ajyad Fortress (destroyed by Wahhabis)

An Ottoman era castle which stood on a hill overlooking Masjid al-Haram. It was demolished in 2002 by the Saudi government to make way for the Mecca Royal Hotel Clock Tower

Kiswa Factory

Factory in Mecca Sharif where the Kiswah, or the fabric that drapes the Kabah is made. Kaaba was clothed by King Tubba for the first time, cost of making the kiswa now amounts to whopping 4.5 million dollars