People who come on Hajj and Umrah look for different historical and holy places to visit in Makkah. There are many religious stories associated with these sites and that's the reason people want to visit them. In this article, we have shared 13 historical places in Makkah.
13 Holy and Historical Places to Visit in Makkah
The area which is located at the foot of the Mount Safa was reportedly the area where the House of Arqam or Darul Arqam was located. During the earlier years of Islam, the Holy Prophet started preaching the religion secretly in this very area.
The good thing is that in order to visit this kind of places to visit in Makkah, you don’t need to go anywhere as Darul-Arqam is situated at the food of Mount Safa.
The photo shown is of the northwestern side of the Holy Kaaba. It is in this area that the Darun Nadwah or the Assembly House was located.
The Assembly House or the Darun Nadwah served the function as the parliament house for the Quraysh tribe and it was in this same place that the initial plotting was done to try and kill the Holy Prophet .
It should be noted that this area is in the boundary of the new expansion project of the Haram and one of the most frequently places to visit in Makkah.
The House of Abbas
The area is shown in the photograph is of outside the place of Saee where approximately the House of Abbas R.A. Hazrat Abbas was the Holy Prophet’s paternal uncle and protected him during his entire time in Makkah.
It is a great blessing if you visit the House of Abbas R.A which is one the most frequently places to visit in Makkah.
The House of Abu Bakr
This location shown is the place where the House of Abu Bakr was in the city of Makkah. It is from here that the Hijra to Madinah began. The exact location is located on the 4th floor of the Makkah Towers Hotel Block, where the Masjid Abu Bakr has been built.
You might have visited this place several times without knowing that it is one of the historical places to visit in Makkah.
The house of Abu Jahal
This precise spot which is located just outside the current time’s Masaa, is reported to be the location where the house of Abu Jahal was located. Although it is not a holy place in Makkah but you can still consider it a historical place.
Abu Jahal was the relative of Prophet Muhammad PBUH, however, he was also one of the worst enemies of Islam. The Holy Prophet described Abu Jahal as the Firon or the Pharaoh of the Ummah.
The House of Khadija R.A
This region outside the Marwa exit is approximately where the house of Khadija was situated. It is in this location that the Holy Prophet PBUH lived from the time of his marriage to her up until to the time that he emigrated to Madinah.
I think one should consider it the most holy place to visit in Makkah after the Holy Kaaba and the religious sites of Hajj i.e. Arafat, Mina and Muzdalfa. Recommended: 7 remarkable facts about Hazrat Khadija R.A
The House of Umme Hani
The area shown is on the side of Abdul Aziz gate. This spot is believed to be the location which housed the house of Umme Hani, the Prophet’s cousin and the daughter of Abu Talib.
It was at this point that the Holy Prophet was summoned by the Angel Jibrail and was taken to the Bayt Al Maqdis located in Jerusalem. This event is known as the Al Isra (the night journey) and this place is one of the historical places in Makkah. Recommended: 9 Facts about Hazrat Jibrail A.S (Gabriel)
The Jamarat are the three stone pillars which must be pelted as part of a compulsory ritual during the pilgrimage of Hajj, to imitate the actions of the Prophet Ibrahim .
These pillars mark the three locations where Satan or Shaitan tried to discourage Prophet Ibrahim from sacrificing his son Ismail ; however, Ibrahim pelted him with stones whenever he appeared in different forms.
These pillars are called Jamarat al Wusta, Jamarat al-Aqaba, and the Jamarat al-Ula. Recommended: Why do we throw stones at Jamarat during Hajj?
The picture posted shows the Jannat-ul-Mala, which is the main historical graveyard located in Makkah, in a valley to the east of the Masjid al-Haram.
Many members of the family of the Holy Prophet and several Sahabah (peace be upon them) are said to be buried in this graveyard. It is one if the holy places in Makkah.
The Masjid Aisha which is also known as the Masjid at Tan’eem is a marking of the place where Ummul – Momineen went to enter Ihram for the pilgrimage of Umrah.
This was during the time when the Holy Prophet gave instructions for the farewell Hajj. The actual Mosque or Masjid is situated around 7.5 kilometers to the south of Makkah on the road towards Madinah. Recommended: 5 facts about Masjid-e-Aisha in Makkah
The Masjid Al-Jinn is also known as the Masjid Haras and is built in the precise place where the Holy Prophet drew a line for Abdullah bin Masood . He had accompanied him when he had been given the command of recitation of the Quran to the Jinn.
This building shown is the Masjid Shajarah also known as the Masjid of the tree is located directly opposite to the Masjid al-Jinn. This Masjid/Mosque marks the exact spot where the Holy Prophet called upon a tree and it came to him.
It should be noted that this mosque should not be mixed up with the Masjid located in Dhul Hulayfah which is also referred to by the same name.
The Mount Abu Qubais
This enormous structure which is located directly adjacent to the Mount Safa is the location of Mount Abu Qubais.
Many believe that it was from this Mountaintop that the Holy Prophet pointed towards the moon and split it into the half. Recommended: 8 Facts about the Mountain of Abu Qubais
Source: All the information contained in this article is taken from online sources. Obviously, no one can guarantee if the information is fully accurate except Saudi Government. Saudi Government does not provide nor advertise this kind of information due to the fear of starting Biddah.