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Famous Islamic Landmarks

Site where Ibrahim (a.s.) was thrown into the fire

This site in Urfa, Turkey is believed to be the place where Ibrahim (a.s.) was thrown into the fire by Namrud (Nimrod) for refusing to submit to the worshipping of idols. Close by is a cave where ...

Tomb of Salahuddin Ayyubi

    The green tomb on the right (refer to the picture above) houses the grave of Salahuddin Ayyubi, the Muslim general who fought the Crusaders at the Horns of Hattin in northern Palestine and ...

Memorial to Imam Bukhari


This memorial complex, near Samarkand in Uzbekistan, houses the grave of Imam Bukhari, a Muslim scholar known for compiling the Hadith (sayings of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon ...

Tomb of Hud

  This tomb, in Hadhramaut, Yemen belongs to Hud (a.s.) who was sent as a Prophet to the people of ‘Aad. The people of ‘Aad were known for their strength and size. The majority however, ...

Mosque of Cordoba

The Mosque of Cordoba built in 784 CE is located in Andalucia, Spain. It was originally the site of a church which was bought by Emir Abd ar-Rehman I and subsequently converted into one of the ...

Cave of Ashab-e-Kahaf

This cave located in Jordan has been referenced in Surah Kahf in the Quran, and can be equated with the Christian story of “The Sleepers of Ephesus.”  The Cave of Ashab-e-Kahaf  was the ...

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