23 Historical Ziyarat places in Makkah

If you are visiting Makkah for Hajj or Umrah, you must be looking for some historical Ziyarat places to visit. Here are is the list.

Masjid Al Haram

Masjid Al Haram 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 ﷺ is right now within in Masjid-al-Haram.

Masjid Al Haram - ziyarat places in makkah

Masjid e Aisha

Masjid e Aisha is the second largest mosque of Makkah and a must-visit Ziyarat place in Makkah that can accommodate 47,084 worshipers. It is the spot from where pilgrims living in Makkah assume Ihram for their Umrah.

Masjid e Aisha - places to visit in makkah

Jannat al Mualla

Jannat al Mualla is a Cemetery that was frequently visited by Prophet Muhammad ﷺ during his stay in Makkah. Numerous Sahaba and some relatives of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ are buried here.

Jannat al Mualla - historical places in makkah

The Cave of Hira

Jabal Nur is the mountain on which the cave of Hira is located. The historic cave of Hira is the one where Prophet Muhammad ﷺ received his first revelation. 

Although it requires at least 2 hours of hiking to reach the historical cave of Hira, it is one of the most frequently visited Ziyarat places in Makkah.

The Cave of Hira - ziyarat places in makkah

Cave of Thaur

While migrating from Makkah to Madina, the infidels of Makkah were following Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. He along with Abu Bakr رضي الله عنه hid in the cave of Thaur where a spider weaved a web and a pigeon laid eggs immediately.

When infidels reached outside and saw a spider web, they returned assuming that Prophet Muhammad ﷺ could not be at that place. Due to this miracle, pilgrims love to visit the historical cave of thawr in Makkah.

Cave of Thaur - places to visit in makkah

Birthplace of Prophet Muhammad 

Makkah Al Mukarrama library is the very place where Prophet Muhammad ﷺ was born on the 12th of Rabi ul Awwal. The library is within walking distance from Masjid al-Haram.

In my opinion, this Zayarat place in Makkah should be on the top of the list to visit.

Birthplace of Prophet Muhammad - historical places in makkah

Masjid Jinn

Once Prophet Muhammad ﷺ was reciting the Holy Quran at this mosque when a group of Jinns passing by stood to hear more recitation. Many people who visit Makkah, try to offer at least one prayer in Masjid al-Jinn.

Masjid Jinn - ziyarat places in makkah

Bilal bin Rabah Mosque

Bilal bin Rabah رضي الله عنه was the most trusted and loyal Sahaba of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. The Saudi government has turned his house into a mosque. People who have affiliations with him, love to visit this historical Ziyarat place in Makkah.

Bilal bin Rabah Mosque - places to visit in makkah

Mount Abu Qubais

Prophet Muhammad ﷺ performed the miracle of splitting the moon into two halves at the Mount Abu Qubais. It is also said that Prophet Adam عليه السلام was buried here. Despite its historical importance, not many tourists know about this ziyarat place in Makkah.

Mount Abu Qubais - historical places in makkah

Masjid Al Khayf

Masjid Al Khayf is located in the south of Mina in close approximation to Jamarat. It is said that seventy prophets offered prayers in Masjid al Khayf due to which every Hajj pilgrim loves to visit this historical and sacred ziyarat place in Makkah.

Masjid Al Khayf -ziyarat places in makkah

Jabal Rahma

Jabal Rahma located at Arafat plains is the very place where the Prophet Adam عليه السلام and Amma Hawwa got reunited on Earth after they were forgiven by Allah Almighty.

Staying at the Arafat plains for some time is one of the Fard acts of Hajj, and therefore it is an important historical place to visit in Makkah.

Jabal Rahma - places to visit in makkah

Masjid Al Nimra

Masjid al Nimra at the Arafat plains is the place from where Hajj sermon is delivered every year. It is the very place where Prophet Muhammad ﷺ delivered his last Hajj sermon. 

Masjid Al Nimra - historical places in makkah

Muzdalifah

Muzdalifah, also known as al-Mashar al-Haram 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. 

  • فَإِذَا أَفَضْتُم مِّنْ عَرَفَاتٍ فَاذْكُرُوا اللَّهَ عِندَ الْمَشْعَرِ الْحَرَامِ ۖ وَاذْكُرُوهُ كَمَا هَدَاكُمْ وَإِن كُنتُم مِّن قَبْلِهِ لَمِنَ الضَّالِّينَ
  • “When you leave Arafat, then remember Allah at the Mash’arul Haram.”
  • Muzdalifah Location.

Muzdalifah - ziyarat places in makkah

Jamarat

Pelting stones at the 3 pillars of Jamarat is one of the wajib acts 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.

Jamarat - places to visit in makkah

Grave of Sayyidah Maymuna

Sayyidah Maymuna رضي الله عنه is one of the wives of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. ‎As a part of the signing of the treaty of Hudaibiyah, Prophet Muhammad ﷺ went to Makkah to perform Umrah. It is over there that Maymoona رضي الله عنه proposed marriage to Prophet Muhammad ﷺ 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.

Grave of Sayyidah Maymuna - historical places in makkah

Masjid Al Hudaibiyah

Masjid al Hudaibiyah is built at the place where the treaty of Hudaibiyah was signed. After the defeat in the battle of trench, Jews wanted to take revenge on Muslims by forming an alliance with Quraish. The treaty of Hudabiyah forbids the Quraish from forming an alliance with Jews to attack the city of Madina.

Due to its historical importance, Masjid al Hudaibiyah has become one of the most frequently visited Ziyarat places in Makkah.

Masjid Al Hudaibiyah - ziyarat places in makkah

Al-Shabeka Graveyard

Before Islam, the people of Makkah used to bury their daughters alive in the Al-Shabeka graveyard. Summaya bint Khalid رضي الله عنه, the first female martyr of Islam is also believed to be buried here. 

Al-Shabeka Graveyard - places to visit in makkah

Tuwa well

Tuwa Well is the place where Prophet Muhammad ﷺ stopped and took bath when he came to perform Hajj. It is also reported that he ﷺ spent a night at around the well of Tuwa during the Invasion of Makkah in 630 A.D.

Due to these two reasons, pilgrims love to visit this historical ziyarat place in Makkah.

Tuwa well - historical places in makkah

The Kiswa Factory

The kiswa factory makes the cover of the Holy Kaaba. In order to visit the Kiswa factory, you need a special permit to visit this place in Makkah.

The Kiswa Factory - ziyarat places in makkah

Clock Tower Museum

Makkah clock tower museum takes people back in time and gives them a brief tour of the universe. It actually shows how people of the past would measure time with the help of the sun, the moon, and the galaxies to have time measurements.

  • Clock Tower Museum Location.
  • Clock Tower Museum Timing: 2 PM to 11 PM.
  • Clock Tower Museum Ticket Price: SR 75 without the deck view and SR 150 with the deck view.

Clock Tower Museum - places to visit in makkah

Makkah Museum

Mecca Museum has got various collections of the Islamic cultural and historical dimensions of the Two Holy Mosques. The museum contains archaeological artifacts from prehistoric times including rock inscriptions, ancient stone tools, and cultural items.

  • Makkah Museum Location.
  • Makkah Museum Timing: 8 am to 12 pm, 4 pm to 9 pm.

Makkah Museum - historical places in makkah

Exhibition of the Two Holy Mosques Architecture

This exhibition is the best place to learn about the past, present, and future of the Two Holy Mosques. The museum consists of 7 halls that include models of the Two Holy Mosques; antiquities; inscriptions; models of the Kaaba cladding (Kiswa); the old door of the Kaaba; rare photos for the Two Holy Mosques; and a copy of Uthman’s collection of the Quran. 

  • Exhibition Of The Two Holy Mosques Architecture Location.
  • Timing: 8 AM to 8 PM.

Exhibition of the Two Holy Mosques Architecture

Masjid al Bay’ah

Masjid al Bay’ah is situated at the very place where Ansar took the pledge of Islam to Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and ensured their support to the migration of Madina in the 13th year of Prophethood.

The mosque was built by the Abbasid caliph Abu Jafar AL Mansour in 761 A.D and it is treated one of the historic ziyarat places to visit in Makkah.

Masjid al Bay'ah - ziyarat places in makkah

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