Embarking on the Spiritual Journey:
Hajj and Umrah are spiritual pilgrimages that have the power to transform the lives of Muslims. when you embark on this holy voyage of visiting the holy places of Makkah during your Hajj or Umrah, this is of great significance. Visiting these places not only connect us to the holy events or personalities that play important role in the history of Islam. But this also impacts on increasing our level of Iman. In this context, I am going to share some historical ziyarat places in Makkah. Hope this read will help you navigate your journey, and you will have a clear prospect of visiting these places.
Discovering the Makkah’s Top 20 Ziyarat Destination:
Let’s dive into the Makkah’s top 20 destinations. After visiting these places, you will feel an elevation in your spiritual strength. Every step of visiting ziyarat places in Makkah will connect you to the centuries of old sacred history. So, let’s get started.
- The Holy Kabba:
Kabba is the heart of Makkah, and it is the holiest place for Muslims throughout the world. Kabba is situated in the Holy Masjid Al Haram. This the first home of Allah, constructed by the beloved prophet of Allah, Hazrat Ibrahim (A.S). When you visit holy Kabba and Masjid e Haram, you can see lots of other Ziyarat here. As you will find Maqam e Ibrahim, Hijra Aswad, Kiswa, Safa Marwa Mount.
- Cave of Hira:
The cave of Hira has significant importance as it was the favorite place of our beloved prophet Muhammad ﷺ. He ﷺ used to come to this place and spent his major time remembering Allah Almighty here in this cave of Hira. He ﷺ spends many days here in this cave until his ﷺ food supplies run short.
This is the holy place where Hazrat Jibril (A.S) appeared with the first revelation by Allah Almighty to his beloved prophet Hazrat Muhammad ﷺ.So, this holy place is also among the significant ziyarat places in Makkah. This is a must-visit place, you will find a unique feeling of tranquility here.
- Jannat al Mualla:
Jannat al Mualla is a cemetery, where relatives of beloved prophet Hazrat Muhammad ﷺ are buried. Holy Prophet ﷺ used to visit this cemetery often with his companions. Hazrat Khadija (R.A) the beloved first wife of prophet ﷺ, and Hazrat Qasam beloved son of the Holy Prophet ﷺ are buried here too. Jannat al Mualla is the resting place for many Sahaba (companions of prophet Muhammad ﷺ) too. That was the reason for the attachment of Muhammad ﷺ to this place. This place is also visited by pilgrims during their visit to ziyarat places in Makkah.
- Cave of Thawr:
This is the holy place where the prophet of Allah took refuge when he ﷺ was chased by the Quraish of Makkah. In that time of utter calamity, there was a companion of the Holy Prophet ﷺ who wrote an epic tale of love and devotion. Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and Hazrat Abu Bakr the loyal companion of the holy prophet were helped by Allah Almighty. Allah protected them by a miracle, the infidels of Mecca were chasing both of these companions during their migration from Makkah to Madinah.
When they reached the cave of Thawr, by tracking footsteps. The spider made a thick web, and the pigeon laid eggs immediately at the entrance of the cave. The infidels returned after seeing the web and eggs that no human could be found in this place without breaking this thick web. They assumed that the prophet Muhammad was not here. This site holds a special place in the hearts of Muslims due to this miracle and association of this place with their prophet ﷺ.
- Birth Place of Holy Prophet ﷺ:
The Birthplace of the Holy Prophet ﷺ is near the vicinity of Masjid Al Haram. The Saudi Government has turned this place into a library. This is among the must-visit places, among the ziyarat places in Makkah.
Muzdalifah is an open huge plain, where Muslims spend their night under the sky. Muslims spend their nights praying and making dhikr and supplications. Staying at Muzdalifah is the mandatory ritual of the Hajj pilgrimage.
- Jabal al Rahmah
Jabal Rahamah is the monument place where Hazrat Adam (A.S) and Hazrat Hawa (A.S) were met. When they were landed on the earth from the heavens. Visiting the Jabal Al Rahmah is a farad of Hajj. To locate this exact place there is a pillar constructed. This is the place where the holy prophet ﷺ delivered his last sermon.
- Jamarat and Mina:
Mina is the place where pilgrims spend their night as the ritual of Hajj. This is the place where all the Pilgrims assemble. This is an area of huge vastness, located 4.3 miles away from Masjid al-Haram. There is a place in mina where three pillars are present, this is called Jamarat. At this place, pilgrims do stoning for evil. Throwing stones or pebbles is one of the rituals of Hajj, that is performed on the 9th and 10th of Dhul Hijjah.
- Masjid Aisha:
Masjid Ayesha is constructed at a place where Hazrat Muhammad’s ﷺ beloved wife Hazrat Ayesha prepared to enter the state of Ihram. This masjid is a place where pilgrims can take a bath, and get ready to enter into the state of Ihram.
- Masjid Jinn
This is the one of favorite Ziyarat places in Makkah, which pilgrims visit during their Hajj and Umrah. This place is famous as once Hazrat Muhammad ﷺ was busy reciting the Holy Quran. A group of Jinn was passing through that place. They stopped and started listening Quran. They converted to Islam. Pilgrims or visitors try to offer at least one prayer there.
- Masjid al Khaif:
This is also among the most visited Masjids of Makkah. This Masjid is famous as seventy prophets offered their prayer at this place. This is the reason pilgrims love to visit and say prayer at this sacred place.
- The Kiswa Factory:
The Kiswa factory is also located in Makkah, and many people come and visit this place. Kiswa factory’s main purpose is to make the cover of the Holy Kabba. But to enter into Kiswa factory you will need a special entry permit. You can see the spiritual scene of making the Holy Kiswa live.
- Masjid Al Nimra:
This masjid is located in the plains of Arafat. This is the place where the prophet Mohammad ﷺ delivered his sermon. Offering prayer and nawafil in this Masjid is highly rewarding. This is the place where the Hajj sermon is delivered every year. People also visit this ziyarat places in Makkah.
- Tuwa Well:
This is the place where Hazrat Mohammad ﷺ spent one night during the invasion of Makkah people. The other Hadith reports that the beloved prophet took a bath at this well. When he ﷺ was going to perform Hajj. This is also the favorite Ziyarat Place to Visit in Makkah.
- Clock Tower:
This clock tower is also located in Makkah, and visitors love to visit this place. This clock tower is a time museum. There is an entry fee visitors have to pay during their visit. This clock tower offers old times methods used to measure time through the moon, sun, and stars.
- Makkah Museum
People also visit the Makkah Museum, this museum is the hub of old archeological artifacts, cultural items, and ancient stone tools along with rock inscriptions.
- Bilal bin Rabah Mosque:
Bilal Bin Rabah was among the most faithful sahaba of the Last Rasool ﷺ He endured mountains of hardships and suffering for the sake of Islam. He was tortured inhuman way for accepting Islam from his master. He increased his cruelty every single day. But he was Bilal and his true love and belief in Allah did not shatter for an inch.
Saudi Government has turned Hazrat Bilal’s home into Masjid which is known as Masjid Bilal Bin Rabah.
- Al Shabeka Graveyard:
This is the place pilgrims and visitors visit during their stay in Makkah. This is basically a cemetery, where Arab people bury their daughters alive when they are born. People visit this place with heavy hearts.
- Zubaida Canal:
This is also among the monuments of Makkah. This Zubaida canal construction was started in 809 A.D. This canal is associated with the queen Zubaida. When she came to perform her Hajj pilgrimage, there was a huge shortage of water. She immediately issued the orders for funds for the construction of a huge canal system. Her vision was to construct a canal that would supply water that would be enough for 1000 years. And there will be no shortage of water for the next 1000 years. This is a fact that after making this canal the shortage of water was reduced.
- The Well of Zamzam:
The well of Zamzam is also among the most sacred Ziyarat Places in Makkah. It is associated with the story of Hazrat Hajra, Ismail, and Ibrahim, the legends of Islamic history. Miraculous Zamzam is the most ancient and huge water reserving well the water level never falls. This well water is utilized throughout the year by the pilgrims. People bring Zamzam water with them to their homelands as a blessed souvenir. This Zamzam water is scientifically proven to have innumerable, physical and spiritual benefits.
- Hudaibiya Well:
This is the sacred well, because near this well holy Prophet ﷺ made a treaty with the infidels of Makkah, which is known as the Hudaibiya treaty. This treaty was done in proximity to this well. This well is around 10 km away from Makkah, believers come to visit this well as Holy ziyarat places in Makkah.
Which Ziyarat is Famous in Makkah?
There are lots of Ziyarat Places in Makkah, you can visit them, and this will increase your iman and spiritual experiences. There is a list of places you can visit during your trip to Makkah. These holy places include Masjid Al Haram, Masjid E Ayesha, Jannatal Muallah, Masjid E Nimra, the Cave of Hira, the Cave of Thawr, Birth Place of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, Muzdalifah, Mina, Jamarat, Zamzam well, masjid Jinn, Mont Abu Qubais, Jabal Ramah, Masjid Khayf, The Kiswa Factory, Tuwa Well, Clock Tower, Makkah Museum, Masjid A Hudaibiya and Bilal Mosque.
What are the Special Places in Makkah?
There is a huge number of special places in Makkah to visit. These are the most visited places, these include the Great Mosque of Mecca, Safa to Marwa, Kaaba, Black Stone, Jabal al-Nour, Abraj Al-Bait Towers, Station of Ibrahim, and Masjid Taneem.
Who is Buried in Jannatul Mualla?
Jannat Al Mualla is a sacred place that is an ancient burial and was respected even before the arrival of the last prophet ﷺ of Allah Almighty. In this graveyard there are close relatives of the Holy Prophet ﷺ buried, they include the mother of the Holy Rasool ﷺ Hazrat Amna, grandfather Hazrat Abdul Muttalib, beloved 1st wife Hazrat Khadija (R.A), and his ﷺ son Qasim is buried in Janat al Mualla.
Makkah the sacred city of Islam is full of spirituality, at every step you will find a monument of Islamic History that has a deep connection with the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad ﷺ, his companions, his family, or with other messengers of Allah. Ziyarat Places in Makkah are a great source of gaining and restoring spiritual energies. The best part is that every Ziyarat place of Makkah contains an interesting story in its roots, that enhances your power of Iman. So, during your pilgrimage either in the form of Hajj or Umrah, discover the sacred grounds of Makkah. These places will take you into the rich history of Islam. You will find a new spirit, self-awareness, selflessness, and devotion to your creator. These holy places have magical spiritual power that will connect you to Allah.
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