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Places To Visit in Makkah - Saudi Arabia

Maqaam-e-Ishmael - Makkah

Maqaam-e-Ishmael

This is the spot where the Abraham (AS) took Ishmael (AS) to be slaughtered. At the time when Abraham was about to use his knife, the Angel Gabriel appeared with a lamb, which was then sacrificed when God pardoned Ishmael and Abraham. The Muslim festival of Eid-ul-Adha is celebrated in remembrance...

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Masjid-e-Aisha  - Makkah

Masjid-e-Aisha

This is a mosque located on the outskirts of Makkah. It serves as a Meeqat, or point where one can make the intention for Umrah. The mosque is named after the Prophet Muhammad’s (SAW) wife, Aisha (RA), who while accompanying the companions on the first Hajj prayed at this spot to make intention...

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Masjid-e-Janarah - Makkah

Masjid-e-Janarah

This masjid is a 25 minute drive away from the Haram. Masjid-e- Janarah also serves as a meeqat from where the intention for Umrah can be made. Attractions include a well (which has been walled shut) which, according to traditions, maintains that the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) used his saliva to turn...

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Masjid-e-Jinn - Makkah

Masjid-e-Jinn

According to tradition, this is a Mosque situated on the Al Haram street, where once the Holy Prophet (SAW) was reciting the Holy Qura'an. A group of Jinn passing by heard the recitation and stopped to hear more.

Opens only at prayer times. ...

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Masjid-e-Nimrah - Makkah

Masjid-e-Nimrah

Located in the plain of Arafat, this Masjid is the place where the prayers of Hajj, (the combined Zuhur and Asr prayers), are said on 9th  Zil Hajj. This Masjid opens only once a year especially for the Hajj prayers. It is a sight to behold. It takes 30 minutes by car to reach from the city...

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Prophet's Birthplace - Makkah

Prophet's Birthplace

Located north of the Marwa and Safa hills for Sayi, this is a small house with old architecture which is kept shut. On it a board reads Maktab Makkah Al Mukarramah. Posters in five languages are placed outside its locked doors by the Saudi authorities (hence confirming its authenticity) saying that...

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What to do with Children in Makkah - Makkah

What to do with Children in Makkah

It’s strenuous enough to be in Makkah on your own, to have to manage kids on such a trip is a herculean task.

There is not much in the way of parks, or play grounds in this city. However there is plenty of road way for your kids to run around in and play areas can be found in the...

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