Visiting the Holy Kaaba is once in a lifetime opportunity for most of the pilgrimage. Pilgrims make an all-out effort to perform all the rituals and offer a visit to all the ziyarah. Trusting the travel agent is not enough, you need to do research on your own so that none of the ziyarah places is missed. Here is a complete list of Ziyarat places in Makkah.
Masjid Al Haram
The Masjid Al Haram is in Makkah houses a significant number of Ziyarah such as Kaaba, Kiswa, Hajr-e-Aswad, Maqam-e-Ibrahim and Safa and Marwa. Almost the whole city of Makkah during the time of Prophet Muhammad S.A.W is right now within in Masjid-al-Haram.
You can see the places where it used to be Dar-ul-Arqam, Dar-ul-Nadwa or the house of the Hazrat Abubakar R.A. We have written a detailed article in this regard. Recommended: Location of 13 Holy and Historical Places to Visit in Makkah
Masjid e Aisha
Masjid e Aisha is the second largest mosque of Makkah and a must visit Ziyarat place in Makkah which can accommodate 47,084 worshipers. It is the spot from where pilgrims assume Ihram for their Umrah.
Jabal Al Rahma
The hillock where the Prophet Muhammad S.A.W delivered his last sermon 14 centuries ago is known as Jabal-Al-Rahma. It is one of the most popular places in the list of Ziyarat in Makkah. A small white pillar placed on top of the mount is the very spot where the Prophet Muhammad S.A.W would stand. All the Muslims wish to offer prayer there.
This is the very place where the Prophet Adam and Hawa got reunited on Earth after they were forgiven by Allah Almighty. During Hajj days, on 9th of Dhil hijah, the Hajj pilgrims gather here.
Jannat al Mualla
It is a Cemetery in Makkah which is also known as Al Hajun. This is the cemetery that was frequently visited by the Prophet Muhammad S.A.W. Some of the holiest personalities are buried at Jannat Al Mualla, to name a few and that’s the reason it is one of the most visited Ziyarat places in Makkah:
- Abd Manaf: Great, great-grandfather of the Holy Prophet [SAW]
- Hashim: Great-grandfather of the Holy Prophet [SAW]
- Abdul Muttalib: Grandfather of the Holy Prophet [SAW]
- Amina: Mother of the Holy Prophet [SAW]
- Khadija: First wife of the Holy Prophet [SAW] and mother of Sayyida Fatima [RA]
- Qasim: son of the Holy Prophet [SAW] who died in his infancy
Jabal Nur or the cave of Hira
It is the mountain on which the cave of Hira is located. The historic cave of Hira is the one where the Prophet Muhammad S.A.W would meditate before his PBUH prophethood. He PBUH received his first revelation there while he was meditating. Recommended: 6 Facts every Muslim should know about Hira Cave in Makkah
All those people who are physically fit to climb up the mountain visit Jabal Nur or the cave of Hira at least once in their lives to see the place where Prophet Muhammad S.A.W used to spend time alone. This is the reason, it is one of the most frequently visited Ziyarat places in Makkah.
Cave of Thaur
The cave of Thaur is the one where the Prophet Muhammad S.A.W hid while he was migrating from Makkah to Madinah. This is the place where a spider made a web and Non-Muslims were not able to detect Prophet Muhammad S.A.W and his companions.
Pilgrims coming from all around the world visit the cave of thaur to see the place where the miracle took place. It is one of the visited frequently visited Ziyarat places of Makkah and that’s the reason you will always find it overcrowded. Recommended: 10 Facts about the migration of Prophet Muhammad S.A.W to Madina
Birthplace of Prophet Muhammad S.A.W
The national library of Makkah is located just near the “Suq Lail”. The library is also known as “Maktaba Makkah al-Mukarramah”. This is the very place where Prophet Muhammad S.A.W was born on the 12th of Rabi ul Awwal.
The library is on the walking distance from Masjid al-Haram but still, you will not find many people visiting the place. In my opinion, this Zayarat place in Makkah should be on the top of the list to visit. Recommended: Should we celebrate the Birthday of Prophet Muhammad S.A.W (Eid Milad Nabi)?
This mosque is located at Al Haram Street. Tradition narrates that once prophet Muhammad S.A.W was reciting the Holy Quran there when a group of Jinns passing by stood to hear more recitation. Many people who visit Makkah and Madina try to offer at least one prayer in Masjid al-Jinn which is a Ziyarat place in Makkah. Recommended: 7 lesser known Facts about Jinns from the Holy Quran and Hadith
Masjid e Bilal
The residence of Hazrat Bilal was changed into a mosque by the Saudi Government.
Mount Abu Qubais
Standing very close to this mount, Prophet Muhammad S.A.W performed the miracle of splitting the moon into two halves. This enormous structure which is located directly adjacent to the Mount Safa is the location of Mount Abu Qubais.
The area between the Valley of Muhassar and the Ma’zamayn is Muzdalifah. Muzdalifah is four kilometers long and has been referred to in the Holy Quran. People who come to Makkah to perform Umrah visit this ziyarat place as staying a night in Muzdalifah is one of the steps of Hajj.
“When you leave Arafat, then remember Allah at the Mash’arul Haram.” (‘The Sacred Monument’, referring to Muzdalifah according to Abdullah bin Umar (may Allah be pleased with him). The mosque Masharul Haram is where Prophet stayed during his Hajj.
Masjid Al Khayf
Masjid Al Khayf is located in the south of Mina at the foot of a mountain in close approximation to Jamarat. At this place, not only Prophet Muhammad S.A.W has offered prayers but many other Prophets had offered Salah.
One of the authentic hadiths claims that about 70 prophets have offered Salah at Masjid Al Khayf. Perhaps this is the reason it has become one of the most frequently visited places in the list of Ziyarat in Makkah. Recommended: 4 unknown facts about Masjid al-Khayf in Mina, Makkah
These are the three pillars where the Hajj pilgrim stones the devil as one of the essential rituals of Hajj. While you will hardly find any place to stop here during Hajj, nobody comes here for the remaining 11 months.
If you are coming to Makkah to perform Umrah only, you should visit this beautiful Ziyarat place in Makkah. Recommended: Why do we throw stones at Jamarat during Hajj?
Grave of Sayyidah Maymuna R.A
Sayyidah Maymuna R.A is one of the wives of the Prophet Muhammad S.A.W. As a part of the signing of the treaty of Hudaibiyah, The Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) went to the city of Makkah to perform Umrah.
It is over there that Hazrat Maymoona R.A proposed marriage to the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) which he accepted. The resting place of Maymoonah R.A is in a locality named Sharif, around 20 km from Makkah and it is one of the less-visited Ziyarat places in Makkah.
This is the mosque where the Prophet Muhammad S.A.W assumed Ihram after he PBUH returned from the Battle of Hunain. People coming from Taif assume Ihram from this mosque and therefore, it is one of those places which is frequently visited in the list of Ziyarat places in Makkah. Recommended: 6 Facts about the Battle of Hunayn every Muslim should know
Masjid Al Nimra
This is the mosque from where the last sermon by the Prophet Muhammad S.A.W was delivered. The masjid Nimrah was built in the second century of Islam.
During Hajj, the two prayers of Zuhr and Asar are to be offered together and the rest of the time has to be spent in Arafat. Perhaps this is the reason it has become one of the most frequently visited Ziyarat places in Makkah. Recommended: 3 facts about Masjid Nimrah in Makkah
Masjid Al Hudaibiyah
The mosque is built at the place where the treaty of Hudaibiyah was signed. It has become one of the most frequently visited Ziyarat places in Makkah.
Graveyard of Shabeka
It is the graveyard where people before the advent of Islam would bury their daughters. Summaya bint Khalid, the first female martyr of Islam is also believed to be buried here. Perhaps this is the reason it has become one of the most frequently visited Ziyarat places in Makkah.
The place is well known as Tuwa, where the Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) stopped when he performed Hajj. He supposedly took a bath in the water of this well.
Recently a wall was made around the well to secure it from any sort of damages. Perhaps this is the reason it has become one of the most frequently visited Ziyarat places in Makkah. Recommended: The well of Tuwa in Makkah
The Kiswa Factory
The kiswa factory is the factory that makes cloth of the Holy Kaaba. In order to visit the Kiswa factory, you need a special permit to visit this place in Makkah. Although the Kiswah factory is not one of the Ziyarat places to visit in Makkah, it is a worth visiting place.