The Seizure of Makkah and the Attack on the Holy Kaaba in 1979


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Extremist attack on the Holy Kaaba in 1979 in Makkah’s Grand Mosque. It was the first of Muharram, the Islamic calendar’s first month. The Holy Kaaba was surrounded by hundreds of believers. The attendants began to hear gunshots, which transformed the most serene location into a staging area for the killer, who targeted ordinary, innocent people as well as rescuers. The terrorist group attacked Makkah’s Holy Mosque, killing over 100 people in the process.

Facts: Many Muslims were killed

It took two weeks to cleanse the city of the extremists, and about a hundred Muslims were slain in the process. At the Grand Mosque, innocent people, civilians, helpers, and guards were killed.

It was a typical day, with a large number of individuals performing Fajr prayers. It was a moment when the quiet and tranquil city was converted into a battleground. The Saudi government, army, and the rest of the world were concerned by this incident. It was past time to intervene before things worsened.


The government tried to Chase Them

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Following the attack on the Holy Kaaba, the government issued a warning to the perpetrators over a megaphone, emphasizing what the deviant gang had done within the Holy Mosque. They were forced to listen to Quranic verses that stated that whomever performs an act in the Holy Kaaba that is contrary to Islamic law, religion, and righteous deeds will be punished severely. King Khalid summoned intellectuals from all throughout the land to help him handle this issue in a pure Islamic country.

The Attackers again started to tease People

Outside the Mosque, the assailants began shooting people. They exploited the minarets as a base of operations. Hathal bin Juhayman Al-Otaybi, the son of the extremist who seized the Holy mosque in 1979, has eclipsed his father’s violent heritage and been recently appointed to the position of colonel in Saudi Arabia’s national guard.

Juhayman Replied after the Attack

According to Maj-gen. Muhammad, Al Nufaie, Prince Saud, Al-Faisal met Juhayman and asked him why he had perpetrated these acts to tease people, including the attack on the Holy Kaaba, which killed hundreds of people. Juhayman responded, “Satan.”

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After the attack, it was a heartbreaking sight to see the holiest shrine in Islam vacant. There were no tourists coming towards the gate; in fact, the minarets were shooting, and I could see the puff from each of them. There was a strong odor of gunpowder and smoke.

Power used by the Saudi Government


Special Forces, with their well-trained warriors, were able to protect the Holy Kaaba and the innocent people. Maj-Gen Muhammad, the former chief of the special security forces, stated that the attackers were dealt with humanely. He explained that the extremist group’s commander, Juhayman Al-Otaybi, was apprehended while being pulled through his beard. According to Islamic law, if someone attacks the Holy Kaaba, they will be killed.

Do you know how many soldiers and civilians were Injured and Martyred?

Some 127 security men and 26 civilians were martyred, and 462 security men and 109 civilians were injured.

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