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The most holy place for Muslims on earth. It is within this Mosque the Ka'ba is located. Muslims from all over the world face the Kaba when they pray their five daily prayers. Also, many travel to Makkah for the Umrah (lesser pilgrimage) or the Hajj (annual pilgrimage). The Hajj is compulsory on every Muslim to do once in their lifetime, if he or she have the financial and medical means for it.

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The Kiswa/cloth over the KabaThe first man on earth - Prophet Adam (as) - first built the Kaaba. He (as) was told by Allah to build it "benath" Allah's throne, i.e. the throne of Allah is "above" the Kaba. However, the throne is symbolic in its nature as Allah is not a physical being that needs to rule from a throne. During time, the Kaba was destroyed and it was later re-built by the Prophets Ibrahim (as) and his son Ismail (as).

Before the time of prophet Muhammad (pbuh), pagans worshipped at Kaaba, as they used to have their idol gods within the Kaba) until prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and his followers conquested Makkah in a peaceful manner without any blood shed. Since then it has since been a place of worship for Muslims.

Muslims from all over the world face the Kaba when they pray their five daily prayers. Also, many travel to Makkah for the Umrah (lesser pilgrimage) or the Hajj (annual pilgrimage). The Hajj is compulsory on every Muslim to do once in their lifetime, if he or she have the financial and medical means for it. One of the rites of the pilgrimage is tawaf - to circumambulate the Kaba counter clock wise. One tawaf is 7 rounds, and is one of the two main rituals of the Umrah.
22222
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People doing tawaf in MakkahThe first man on earth - Prophet Adam (as) - first built the Kaaba. He (as) was told by Allah to build it "benath" Allah's throne, i.e. the throne of Allah is "above" the Kaba. However, the throne is symbolic in its nature as Allah is not a physical being that needs to rule from a throne. During time, the Kaba was destroyed and it was later re-built by the Prophets Ibrahim (as) and his son Ismail (as).

Before the time of prophet Muhammad (pbuh), pagans worshipped at Kaaba, as they used to have their idol gods within the Kaba) until prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and his followers conquested Makkah in a peaceful manner without any blood shed. Since then it has since been a place of worship for Muslims.

Muslims from all over the world face the Kaba when they pray their five daily prayers. Also, many travel to Makkah for the Umrah (lesser pilgrimage) or the Hajj (annual pilgrimage). The Hajj is compulsory on every Muslim to do once in their lifetime, if he or she have the financial and medical means for it. One of the rites of the pilgrimage is tawaf - to circumambulate the Kaba counter clock wise. One tawaf is 7 rounds, and is one of the two main rituals of the Umrah.
22222
(9 votes)
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People doing tawaf in MakkahThe first man on earth - Prophet Adam (as) - first built the Kaaba. He (as) was told by Allah to build it "benath" Allah's throne, i.e. the throne of Allah is "above" the Kaba. However, the throne is symbolic in its nature as Allah is not a physical being that needs to rule from a throne. During time, the Kaba was destroyed and it was later re-built by the Prophets Ibrahim (as) and his son Ismail (as).

Before the time of prophet Muhammad (pbuh), pagans worshipped at Kaaba, as they used to have their idol gods within the Kaba) until prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and his followers conquested Makkah in a peaceful manner without any blood shed. Since then it has since been a place of worship for Muslims.

Muslims from all over the world face the Kaba when they pray their five daily prayers. Also, many travel to Makkah for the Umrah (lesser pilgrimage) or the Hajj (annual pilgrimage). The Hajj is compulsory on every Muslim to do once in their lifetime, if he or she have the financial and medical means for it. One of the rites of the pilgrimage is tawaf - to circumambulate the Kaba counter clock wise. One tawaf is 7 rounds, and is one of the two main rituals of the Umrah.
22222
(5 votes)
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Extending the area of SaiThe area where the pilgrims perform the sai is being extended.

Allah commanded Ibrahim (as) to take his son, Ismail (as) and Ismail's mother Hajar (ra) from Palestine to the Arid valley where the House of Adam used to be. Following Allahs command, he (as) left his wife (ra) and son (as) in the valleys of Makkah where there were no wells, population or trees. After their food and water had run out, Hajar (ra) feared for her and her baby's life. She climbed the nearast hillock, Safa, and searched for life from there. She could not find any, and rushed to another hillock, Marwa, and searched for life from there. She repeated her actions 7 times without finding anything or anyone. While standing on Marwa she heard something, but could not recognize it. When she returned to Ismail, she saw that the Archangel Jibril (Gabriel) had struck the ground with his heel, brining up water. This water is still flowing from here and is called Zamzam.

The second main rituals of the Umrah is to perform the sai. The pilgrim starts from Safa and must travel to Marwa, and repeat this action 7 times.
22222
(7 votes)
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Cleaners of Masjid al HaramThe mosque is open 24/7, and is visited by hundred thousands of worshippers every day. The need of cleaning is therefor imminent, and the rituals of umrah is continously ongoing. The cleaners are therefore doing a tremendous job - every day - to make sure that Masjid Al Haram is neat, clean and shining.

Masjid Al Haram is the mosque which contains the Kaba.

The first man on earth - Prophet Adam (as) - first built the Kaaba. He (as) was told by Allah to build it "benath" Allah's throne, i.e. the throne of Allah is above the Kaba. However, the throne is symbolic in its nature as Allah is not a physical being that needs to rule from a throne. During time, the Kaba was destroyed and it was later re-built by the Prophets Ibrahim (as) and his son Ismail (as).

Before the time of prophet Muhammad (pbuh), pagans worshipped at Kaaba, as they used to have their idol gods within the Kaba) until prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and his followers conquested Makkah in a peaceful manner without any blood shed. Since then it has since been a place of worship for Muslims.

Muslims from all over the world face the Kaba when they pray their five daily prayers. Also, many travel to Makkah for the Umrah (lesser pilgrimage) or the Hajj (annual pilgrimage). The Hajj is compulsory on every Muslim to do once in their lifetime, if he or she have the financial and medical means for it.
22222
(3 votes)
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People pray and touch the KabaOne of the biggest desires of the worshippers is to be able to passionately ask their prayers while touching the Kaba.

The first man on earth - Prophet Adam (as) - first built the Kaaba. He (as) was told by Allah to build it "benath" Allah's throne, i.e. the throne of Allah is above the Kaba. However, the throne is symbolic in its nature as Allah is not a physical being that needs to rule from a throne. During time, the Kaba was destroyed and it was later re-built by the Prophets Ibrahim (as) and his son Ismail (as).

Before the time of prophet Muhammad (pbuh), pagans worshipped at Kaaba, as they used to have their idol gods within the Kaba) until prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and his followers conquested Makkah in a peaceful manner without any blood shed. Since then it has since been a place of worship for Muslims.

Muslims from all over the world face the Kaba when they pray their five daily prayers. Also, many travel to Makkah for the Umrah (lesser pilgrimage) or the Hajj (annual pilgrimage). The Hajj is compulsory on every Muslim to do once in their lifetime, if he or she have the financial and medical means for it. One of the rites of the pilgrimage is tawaf - to circumambulate the Kaba counter clock wise. One tawaf is 7 rounds, and is one of the two main rituals of the Umrah.
22222
(5 votes)
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The Kiswa/cloth over the KabaThe first man on earth - Prophet Adam (as) - first built the Kaaba. He (as) was told by Allah to build it "benath" Allah's throne, i.e. the throne of Allah is "above" the Kaba. However, the throne is symbolic in its nature as Allah is not a physical being that needs to rule from a throne. During time, the Kaba was destroyed and it was later re-built by the Prophets Ibrahim (as) and his son Ismail (as).

Before the time of prophet Muhammad (pbuh), pagans worshipped at Kaaba, as they used to have their idol gods within the Kaba) until prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and his followers conquested Makkah in a peaceful manner without any blood shed. Since then it has since been a place of worship for Muslims.

Muslims from all over the world face the Kaba when they pray their five daily prayers. Also, many travel to Makkah for the Umrah (lesser pilgrimage) or the Hajj (annual pilgrimage). The Hajj is compulsory on every Muslim to do once in their lifetime, if he or she have the financial and medical means for it.
11111
(3 votes)
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Birthplace of the Prophet (pbuh)The Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him) was born at this location. The building on this place now serves as a public library, but is not regularily open to the public.

The library is located at the eastern side of the Masjid Al Haram - the mosque which contains the Kaba.
11111
(4 votes)

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People doing tawaf in MakkahThe first man on earth - Prophet Adam (as) - first built the Kaaba. He (as) was told by Allah to build it "benath" Allah's throne, i.e. the throne of Allah is "above" the Kaba. However, the throne is symbolic in its nature as Allah is not a physical being that needs to rule from a throne. During time, the Kaba was destroyed and it was later re-built by the Prophets Ibrahim (as) and his son Ismail (as).

Before the time of prophet Muhammad (pbuh), pagans worshipped at Kaaba, as they used to have their idol gods within the Kaba) until prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and his followers conquested Makkah in a peaceful manner without any blood shed. Since then it has since been a place of worship for Muslims.

Muslims from all over the world face the Kaba when they pray their five daily prayers. Also, many travel to Makkah for the Umrah (lesser pilgrimage) or the Hajj (annual pilgrimage). The Hajj is compulsory on every Muslim to do once in their lifetime, if he or she have the financial and medical means for it. One of the rites of the pilgrimage is tawaf - to circumambulate the Kaba counter clock wise. One tawaf is 7 rounds, and is one of the two main rituals of the Umrah.
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Cleaners of Masjid al HaramThe mosque is open 24/7, and is visited by hundred thousands of worshippers every day. The need of cleaning is therefor imminent, and the rituals of umrah is continously ongoing. The cleaners are therefore doing a tremendous job - every day - to make sure that Masjid Al Haram is neat, clean and shining.

Masjid Al Haram is the mosque which contains the Kaba.

The first man on earth - Prophet Adam (as) - first built the Kaaba. He (as) was told by Allah to build it "benath" Allah's throne, i.e. the throne of Allah is above the Kaba. However, the throne is symbolic in its nature as Allah is not a physical being that needs to rule from a throne. During time, the Kaba was destroyed and it was later re-built by the Prophets Ibrahim (as) and his son Ismail (as).

Before the time of prophet Muhammad (pbuh), pagans worshipped at Kaaba, as they used to have their idol gods within the Kaba) until prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and his followers conquested Makkah in a peaceful manner without any blood shed. Since then it has since been a place of worship for Muslims.

Muslims from all over the world face the Kaba when they pray their five daily prayers. Also, many travel to Makkah for the Umrah (lesser pilgrimage) or the Hajj (annual pilgrimage). The Hajj is compulsory on every Muslim to do once in their lifetime, if he or she have the financial and medical means for it.
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Containers with Zamzam waterSuch containers are put out everywhere in Masjid Al Haram to supply the worshippers with Zamzam water.

Allah commanded Ibrahim (as) to take his son, Ismail (as) and Ismail's mother Hajar (ra) from Palestine to the Arid valley where the House of Adam used to be. Following Allahs command, he (as) left his wife (ra) and son (as) in the valleys of Makkah where there were no wells, population or trees. After their food and water had run out, Hajar (ra) feared for her and her baby's life. She climbed the nearast hillock, Safa, and searched for life from there. She could not find any, and rushed to another hillock, Marwa, and searched for life from there. She repeated her actions 7 times without finding anything or anyone. While standing on Marwa she heard something, but could not recognize it. When she returned to Ismail, she saw that the Archangel Jibril (Gabriel) had struck the ground with his heel, brining up water. This water is still flowing from here and is called Zamzam.

Every pilgrim is supplied with Zamzam water, both during the pilgrimage, but also 10 liters per person to bring back home. Zamzam is blessed water and have many benefits, one of them is to cure illness.
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Man reading Qur'an on SafaAllah commanded Ibrahim (as) to take his son, Ismail (as) and Ismail's mother Hajar (ra) from Palestine to the Arid valley where the House of Adam used to be. Following Allahs command, he (as) left his wife (ra) and son (as) in the valleys of Makkah where there were no wells, population or trees. After their food and water had run out, Hajar (ra) feared for her and her baby's life. She climbed the nearast hillock, Safa, and searched for life from there. She could not find any, and rushed to another hillock, Marwa, and searched for life from there. She repeated her actions 7 times without finding anything or anyone. While standing on Marwa she heard something, but could not recognize it. When she returned to Ismail, she saw that the Archangel Jibril (Gabriel) had struck the ground with his heel, brining up water. This water is still flowing from here and is called Zamzam.

The second main rituals of the Umrah is to perform the sai. The pilgrim starts from Safa and must travel to Marwa, and repeat this action 7 times.
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Pilgrims leaving Safa for MarwaAllah commanded Ibrahim (as) to take his son, Ismail (as) and Ismail's mother Hajar (ra) from Palestine to the Arid valley where the House of Adam used to be. Following Allahs command, he (as) left his wife (ra) and son (as) in the valleys of Makkah where there were no wells, population or trees. After their food and water had run out, Hajar (ra) feared for her and her baby's life. She climbed the nearast hillock, Safa, and searched for life from there. She could not find any, and rushed to another hillock, Marwa, and searched for life from there. She repeated her actions 7 times without finding anything or anyone. While standing on Marwa she heard something, but could not recognize it. When she returned to Ismail, she saw that the Archangel Jibril (Gabriel) had struck the ground with his heel, brining up water. This water is still flowing from here and is called Zamzam.

The second main rituals of the Umrah is to perform the sai. The pilgrim starts from Safa and must travel to Marwa, and repeat this action 7 times.
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People pray and touch the KabaOne of the biggest desires of the worshippers is to be able to passionately ask their prayers while touching the Kaba.

The first man on earth - Prophet Adam (as) - first built the Kaaba. He (as) was told by Allah to build it "benath" Allah's throne, i.e. the throne of Allah is above the Kaba. However, the throne is symbolic in its nature as Allah is not a physical being that needs to rule from a throne. During time, the Kaba was destroyed and it was later re-built by the Prophets Ibrahim (as) and his son Ismail (as).

Before the time of prophet Muhammad (pbuh), pagans worshipped at Kaaba, as they used to have their idol gods within the Kaba) until prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and his followers conquested Makkah in a peaceful manner without any blood shed. Since then it has since been a place of worship for Muslims.

Muslims from all over the world face the Kaba when they pray their five daily prayers. Also, many travel to Makkah for the Umrah (lesser pilgrimage) or the Hajj (annual pilgrimage). The Hajj is compulsory on every Muslim to do once in their lifetime, if he or she have the financial and medical means for it. One of the rites of the pilgrimage is tawaf - to circumambulate the Kaba counter clock wise. One tawaf is 7 rounds, and is one of the two main rituals of the Umrah.
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Birthplace of the Prophet (pbuh)The Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him) was born at this location. The building on this place now serves as a public library, but is not regularily open to the public.

The library is located at the eastern side of the Masjid Al Haram - the mosque which contains the Kaba.
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Birthplace of the Prophet (pbuh)The Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him) was born at this location. The building on this place now serves as a public library, but is not regularily open to the public.

The library is located at the eastern side of the Masjid Al Haram - the mosque which contains the Kaba.

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