7 Best Places to Visit in Mecca, Saudi Arabia 2016
Mecca is one of the most famous and important Holly place of Saudi Arabia for all the Muslims around the world since it is the birth place of the last prophet Hazrat Muhammad Mustafa peace be upon him. Millions of Muslims from every corner of the world arrive every year to perform the holiest Hajj pilgrimage. From the 7th century the black cubic shape structure building named Kabba is the holiest sacred shrine for Muslims.
Mecca can preferably be identified as the capital of Islam. Mecca has a lot of historical and beautiful places which everyone no matter what religion they follow definitely like to visit. Due to the enormous arrival of Muslim pilgrims as well as to uphold the sacredness of this Holy place Mecca, the Saudi Arabia government has prohibited all non Muslims to go into Grand Mosque other than non Muslims are permitted to visit all the other mosque of this city.
For every Muslims, Mecca is the only city that is the center of their religion in addition to it is obligatory for all the Muslim to carry out Hajj once in their life time only if the Muslim can have enough money for such a trip. Following are the top 10 most gorgeous places of Mecca which are absolutely worth a visit.
1# Mount Arafat
Mount Arafat is a holy hill that is situated at the east of Mecca in the Arafat. The height of mount Arafat is around 230 ft. The hill Arafat has huge historic importance as last Prophet Muhammad Mustafa peace be upon him carried out the send-off oration of Last Hajj standing on the mount Arafat. Every year on the occasion of Hajj thousands and millions of people visit Arafat and spend the entire day on mount Aarfah praying to Allah in addition to asking for blessing as well as forgiveness.
2# Ji’ranah Mosque
Masjid Al-Ji’ranah is located connecting Taif with Mecca, near to Mecca. The mosque is around 20 KM away from the city Mecca. The last Prophet Muhammad Mustafa peace be upon him stopped up at this place on his way back from the movement of Hunaian as well as went into Ihram from this place. Later on a mosque built on this place. This was a place for Miqa’t. The Ji’ranah mosque has outstanding facilities as well as the inner of the mosque Ji’ranah is extremely stunning.
3# Thour Mountain
Thour Mountain located right at the south of Mecca. Thour is the stony in addition to infertile hill located in the southern way of Mecca as well as the height of this mountain is around 761 meters which is above sea level of the place. The Thour Mountain includes a beautiful Thour cave, in which the beloved last Prophet Muhammad Peace Be Upon Him as well as his friend Abu Bakar hid from the people of Quraish for about three days. There was a tree that grew up right facing the cave, dove prepared a nest on the tree and placed eggs. Moreover, a spider built its web allover he cave enterene to protect the last Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him from the quresh. So this Thour cave is the sign of hope and faith for the Muslims.
4# Masjid Taneem
Masjid Taneem is situated 5miles away from the holy place Kabba and is one of the most beautiful mosquesof Mecca. This mosque is also known as Masjid e Ayesha. The people who come to perform Hajj or umrah first has to visit Masjid Taneem then go in the state of Ihram in addition to go back to Mecca so that the order of travelling for the Hajj is completed. This mosque is extremely huge as well as excellent and luxurious facilitates for bathing, changing and ablutions.
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5# Mecca auction
As you can get an idea from the name Mecca auction is a big auction house. This auction house is the permanent place for auction which is located at the Hilton Tower that is kind of close to the Grand Mosque. Here you can find some of the most stunning and gorgeous jewelry, all type of Saudi currency notes, ancient rings as well as old Islamic coins collected from different countries of the world along with different intrigued and interesting things. It is one the rare and extremely different way of shopping. These things are displayed to the public and then they bid on them and sometimes you end up with pretty amazing thing.
6# Mecca Mall
Along with having historical and holly places this city of Mecca also have a lot of shopping places and malls since people all around the world come to this city and after performing their hajj they shop souvenir gifts for their loved ones way back to home. So there is this one amazing and huge mall from all the malls of Mecca which is mall of Mecca. Due to the location and convenient shopping this mall is pretty famous. The mall is located near to Masjid al Haram. In the mall you can find almost all reputed brands shops. And the best part is that this mall has something for everyone and every group of person. There is also a food court at the mall and you can find different variety of food there with top quality and delicious.
7# Al Kiswa Factory
Kiswa factory is the famous and high quality factory of Mecca. Once of the reason of for the fame of this factory is that the Kiswa which is a cloth that covers the Kabba and this cloth is made by the Kiswa factory each year. This factory is situated at the old Mecca road Jeddah. The factory keenly takes care of every step in the preparation of the Kiswa cloth. The steps include first dyeing the cloth then weaving and designing then printing the cloth and embroidering on it then comes laboratory and assembly of the cloth Kiswa.