Makah is one of the sacred and spiritual cities in Islamic traditions. Peoples from across the world come here to perform Umrah and Hajj and visit amazing places in Makkah. Many trip operators provide Umrah packages especially in the month of Ramadan to assist the travelers. There are various amazing pilgrimage places that every Muslim desire to visit.
The Kaaba (The House of Allah SWT):
The Kaaba is one of Saudi Arabia’s most graceful and valued places, and it is also well-known as the House of Allah. Muslims from throughout the world come to the Kaaba for the period of the Hajj or Umrah trip. Hajjis gather in the courtyard of the Masjid al-Haram surrounding the Kaaba when they reach Makkah. They then turn in a round motion, behind the crowd, around the Kaaba in the hope of kissing and touching the Black Stone known as al-Hajar al-Aswad also, which is secure in the eastern corner of the Kaaba.
Jabal Al-Nour in Makkah:
Jabal Al Nour is also famous as the Mountain of Light, it is the place where the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is said to have expected receiving the first revelations. It is an important sacred and visit site for many Muslims across the world. The unique feature of this mountain is that it looks as if two mountains are on top of each other and the top of the mountain is a hilly desert. The mountain is also the place of some of the most significant holy and historical sites in Saudi Arabia such as Wadi Hof, which has several trees and has been defined as the “lung” of Makkah. There is also important archeological history at Jabal Al-Nour including several tombs seeing back thousands of years ago that you will get to learn there.
The City of Mina in Makkah:
Mina City is famous for being a place packed with tents. Located at a distance of 8 KM from the blessed site of Makah, this valley is famous for providing a home to the visitors and hajjis who visit Makah. The place has more than 100,000 air-conditioned short-term tents which work as somewhere to live for the ones who come on a Hajj to the holy city of Makah. The tents here come with all necessary accessibilities from the kitchen to well-equipped washrooms, with a rule that men and women cannot stay combine in the same tent. Due to the huge collection of these tents, the place has also called “the city of tents”. Mina is also home to the three pillars which reflect the devil and the ritual of throwing a stone on the devil during the last days of Hajj is also performed here.
Mount Arafat in Makkah:
A historic place which is one of the sites to tour in Makkah is Mount Arafat, also known by its Arabic name, Jabal-ar-Raḥmah, meaning ‘The Mountain of Mercy’. Visit this hill situated about 20 km southeast of Makkah and known for its Islamic cultures. This is the mountain where the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) stood and delivered the last Khutba. Learn the place and climb up the mountain to reach the pillar on the top representing the place where Adam and Eve are said to have been come together on the Earth after they fell from heaven. On the 9th day of the Islamic month of Dhu al-Hijjah, Hajj travelers leave Mina to reach Mount Arafat to pass the whole day on this mountain praying to Allah SWT to get rid of their sins.
Masjid Ayesha in Makkah:
Masjid-e-Aisha is also famous as Taneem Masjid. Named Masjid-e-Aisha after the wife of Prophet Muhammad SAW, Aisha, this masjid is a well-known destination for Hajj and Umrah travelers to do their rites. This is where the hajis start their journey to Umrah by entering into the state of Ihram. The place is lavish with bathing facilities and washrooms for the hajjis to use when they visit Makkah.
Jannat-al-Mu’alla in Makkah:
One of the most significant graveyards for Muslims, Jannat-Al-Mualla is where many friends and family of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) are said to be resting in peace. It is situated to the north of Al-Masjid Al-Haram the distance is about a kilometer, which can be walked in 15 to 20 minutes. Most people visit this graveyard to pay their respects to the deceased souls.
So Makah city is full of amazing spiritual and religious places where hajjis can visit and illuminate belief with more strength. Many tour operators help to get a visa for Umrah through different Umrah package 2022 for family.