Makkah is considered the holiest capital of Islam where the non-Muslims can’t enter. The Muslims stand united in the direction of Holy Kabba for their daily prayers. It is the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and every year millions of Muslims perform Hajj and Umrah as their holy ritual. However, there are many historical and holy sites in the Makkah that tremendously developed according to the need of time. In the Muslims world, this is considered the most diverse city that everyone wishes to explore it. Following famous and holy places in Makkah always remained as a great attraction for the Muslims.
Mount Arafat is a first Zyarat place located on the small hill of Makkah. This hill is heightened about 230 ft and holds great importance in the history of Islam. The last messenger of Allah, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) delivered his last sermon (Hija-tul-Widda by standing on this hill and therefore, each on the day of Hajj millions of pilgrim visits and spend their whole day on the mount of Arafat. The pilgrims say prayers and ask forgiveness and blessings of Allah. Therefore, you need to remain physically fit and hydrated for visiting this holy site.
Al Kiswah Factory
Al Kiswah Factory is the worthier-visiting places in which the Kiswah (Cover of Kabba) is sewed here. Each year, at the end of the Hajj, small pieces of Kiswah provided for the pilgrims as a memento. The pure silk fabric is and gold thread embroidery of Quranic calligraphy is used in the drape of Kabba. The factory visits allow to watch how to Kiswah is made with special care and lastly, the new Kiswah is delivered to the chief gatekeeper of the Holy Masjid and however, the factory is situated on the old Makkah, Jeddah road and only the tour company can arrange your visit to this factory.
It situated in the south of Makkah and one of the significant places in Makkah. The rocky and barren hill has the 761 meters height above the sea. This mountain contained on famous Thour Cave where the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and his companion Hazrat Abu Bakar (RA) hid for three days and during their stay, with the will of Allah, the spider make its web, a tree grew up in front of the cave to protect the beloved Prophet of Allah. Therefore, this cave is considered the symbol of love, hope, and faith for the Muslims. You can visit this place without any help from the tour company.
The Grand Masjid
Al-Haram is the largest and the main attraction for the millions of Muslims. In the annual Hajj season, millions of Muslims gather in front of Holy Kabba and doing the same ritual. The largest Masjid is extremely crowded due to the daily prayers. In the Haram, you can find Hijr-e-Aswad, Kabba, and place of Ibrahim (AS) that pursue the pilgrims to stop and stare in awe. The pilgrims spend lots of time here and get huge blessings from Allah.
The Umrah and Hajj are a spiritual journey that is incomplete without site visits and trips. The Ziarat and trips make the most of your spiritual journey memorable for the rest of life. Therefore, the travel agencies in the UK provide offers to explore Zyarat places in your Hajj and Umrah packages. The sacred city of Makkah is the Islamic capital and the birthplace of the last Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Therefore, you can find lots of Holy places to visit and boost the cultural, historical and religious knowledge about Islam. Here are some highlighted places in the Holy Makkah that are considered significant places in Islam.
The first Ziarat place is Muzdalifah that located in the Makkah province between the Mina and Arafat. In this place, the pilgrims move from the Mina a stay here until the sunset. At Muzdalifah, the pilgrims collect pebbles for the stoning at Jamrat that is an essential part of Hajj. The pilgrims slept in the open air and ready for the next prayers in the mosque.
The Cave of Hira (Al Nour Mountain)
The second holy place is the cave of Hira where the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) mediated and received the first revelation of the Holy Quran. It is located on the mount of Jabal-al Noor that is 2 miles away from the Holy Kabba.
The cave is very small in size and it takes lots of steps and times to reach out to the peak of the mountain. So during the Hajj season, you should keep yourself physically ready to visit this Holy place that has great importance in Islam.
Masjid-al-Haram (Grand Masjid)
The Grand Masjid is commonly the main attraction for the Muslims and pilgrims. This is the largest Masjid in the world because almost 2 million worshippers can easily accommodate at a time. The Muslim Ummah says their prayers 5 times a day in the direction of the Kabba.
The Holy Kabba in the very center of this holy Masjid and Muslims wishes to touch this holy place with their hands during their visit. So in this Masjid, you can visit or find Hajr-e-Aswad, the blessed well of ZamZam water, Safa and Marwah, Maqam-e-Ibrahim (AS) that provide you a majestic experience of your life.
Jamarat is a place where the pilgrims stoning the Shaytan for completing the important ritual of Hajj. It is contained on three stone pillars that are pelted by the pilgrims following the Prophet Ibrahim (AS). In this place, pilgrims follow Prophet Ibrahim (AS) and pelted stones at Shaitan that is the sign to shun the evil persuasion of Shaitan.
This is the graveyard located in the ten-minute drive from the Masjid Al-Haram. This is around the vicinity of the famous Masjid. That’s why it remains the priority of the visitors. The ancestors of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) are buried here. The holy graveyard has the pious people who make their huge part in the glorified history of Islam. This fact is enough to make this site a special and most visited site for the pilgrims.