13 Holy and Historical Places to Visit in Makkah

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People who come on Hajj and Umrah look for different historical, Islamic and holy places to visit in Makkah. There are many religious stories associated with these sites and that’s the reason people want to visit them. In this article, we have shared 13 historical places in Makkah.

  1. Darul Arqam
    • Darul Arqam
    • Darun Nadwah
    • The House of Abbas
    • The House of Abu Bakr
    • The house of Abu Jahal
    • The House of Khadija R.A
    • The House of Umme Hani
    • Jamarat
    • Jannat-ul-Mala
    • Masjid Aisha
    • Masjid Al-Jinn
    • Masjid Shajarah
    • The Mount Abu Qubais

The area which is located at the foot of Mount Safa was reportedly the area where the House of Arqam or Darul Arqam was located. The house of Darul Arqam is a holy and historical, Islamic place to Visit in Makkah. During the earlier years of Islam, Prophet Muhammad S.A.W started preaching the religion secretly in this very area.

The good thing is that in order to visit this kind of place to visit in Makkah, you don’t need to go anywhere as Darul-Arqam is situated at the foot of Mount Safa.

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  • Darun Nadwah

The photo shown is of the northwestern side of the Holy Kaaba is Darun Nadwa which is a holy and historical place to Visit in Makkah.

The Assembly House or the Darun Nadwah served the function as the parliament house for the Quraysh tribe and it was in this same place that the initial plotting was done to try and kill Prophet Muhammad S.A.W.

It should be noted that this area is in the boundary of the new expansion project of the Haram and one of the most frequent places to visit in Makkah.

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  • The House of Abbas

The area is shown in the photograph is of outside the place of Saee where approximately the House of Abbas R.A. is situated which is a holy and historical place to Visit in Makkah. Hazrat Abbas was the Prophet Muhammad’s paternal uncle and protected him during his entire time in Makkah.

It is a great blessing if you visit the House of Abbas R.A which is one of the most frequent places to visit in Makkah.

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  • The House of Abu Bakr

This location shown in the picture is the place where the House of Abu Bakr R.A and it is an Islamic, holy and historical place to Visit in Makkah. It is from here that the Hijra to Madinah began.  The exact location is located on the 4th floor of the Makkah Towers Hotel Block, where the Masjid Abu Bakr has been built.

You might have visited this place several times without knowing that it is one of the historical places to visit in Makkah.

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  • The house of Abu Jahal

This precise spot which is located just outside the current time’s Masaa is reported to be the location where the house of Abu Jahal was located. Although it is not a holy place in Makkah but you can still consider it a historical place to visit.

Abu Jahal was the relative of Prophet Muhammad S.A.W, however, he was also one of the worst enemies of Islam. The Prophet Muhammad S.A.W  described Abu Jahal as the Firon or the Pharaoh of the Ummah.

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  • The House of Khadija R.A

This region outside the Marwa exit is approximately where the house of Khadija R.A.  was situated. It is in this location that the Prophet Muhammad S.A.W lived from the time of his marriage to her up until to the time that he emigrated to Madinah.

I think one should consider it the holiest Islamic place to visit in Makkah after the Holy Kaaba and the religious sites of Hajj i.e. Arafat, Mina, and Muzdalfa.

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  • The House of Umme Hani

The area shown is on the side of Abdul Aziz gate. This spot is believed to be the location that housed the house of Umme Hani, the Prophet’s cousin and the daughter of Abu Talib.

It was at this point that the Prophet Muhammad S.A.W was summoned by the Angel Jibrail and was taken to the Bayt Al Maqdis located in Jerusalem. This event is known as the Al Isra (the night journey) and this place is one of the holy and historical places to visit in Makkah.

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  • Jamarat

The Jamarat are the three stone pillars which must be pelted as part of a compulsory ritual during the pilgrimage of Hajj, to imitate the actions of the Prophet Ibrahim A.S.

These pillars mark the three locations where Satan or Shaitan tried to discourage Prophet Ibrahim from sacrificing his son Ismail A.S; however, Ibrahim pelted him with stones whenever he appeared in different forms.

These pillars are called Jamarat al Wusta, Jamarat al-Aqaba, and the Jamarat al-Ula and considered a holy and historical place to visit in Makkah. Recommended: Why do we throw stones at Jamarat during Hajj?

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  • Jannat-ul-Mala

The picture posted shows the Jannat-ul-Mala, which is the main historical graveyard located in Makkah, in a valley to the east of the Masjid al-Haram. 

Many members of the family of the Prophet Muhammad S.A.W and several Sahabah (peace be upon them) are said to be buried in this graveyard and therefore, people consider it a holy and historical place to visit in Makkah.

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  • Masjid Aisha

The Masjid Aisha which is also known as the Masjid at Tan’eem is a marking of the place where Ummul – Momineen went to enter Ihram for the pilgrimage of Umrah and therefore is it is considered one of the holy and historical Islamic places to visit in Makkah.

This was during the time when the Prophet Muhammad S.A.W gave instructions for the farewell Hajj. The actual Mosque or Masjid is situated around 7.5 kilometers to the south of Makkah on the road towards Madinah. Recommended: 5 facts about Masjid-e-Aisha in Makkah

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  • Masjid Al-Jinn

The Masjid Al-Jinn is also known as the Masjid Haras and is built in the precise place where the Prophet Muhammad S.A.W drew a line for Abdullah bin Masood. He had accompanied him when he had been given the command of recitation of the Quran to the Jinn. A majority of pilgrims coming from around the world love to visit Masjid al Jinn as it is a holy and historical Islamic place in Makkah.

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  • Masjid Shajarah

This building shown is the Masjid Shajarah also known as the Masjid of the tree is located directly opposite the Masjid al-Jinn.  This Masjid/Mosque marks the exact spot where the Prophet Muhammad S.A.W called upon a tree and it came to him and therefore, people consider it a holy and historical place to visit in Makkah.

It should be noted that this mosque should not be mixed up with the Masjid located in Dhul Hulayfah which is also referred to by the same name.

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  • The Mount Abu Qubais

This enormous structure which is located directly adjacent to Mount Safa is the location of Mount Abu Qubais.

Many believe that it was from this Mountaintop that the Prophet Muhammad S.A.W pointed towards the moon and split it into half and therefore, they consider it a holy and historical place to visit in Makkah. Recommended: 8 Facts about the Mountain of Abu Qubais

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Source: All the information contained in this article is taken from online sources. Obviously, no one can guarantee if the information is fully accurate except the Saudi Government. Saudi Government does not provide nor advertise this kind of information due to the fear of starting Biddah.

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