5 Islamic Historical – Ziyarat Places in Taif

Pilgrims who come from all around the world to perform Hajj and Umrah love to visit Holy Ziyarat and Islamic historical places in Taif.

  1. Al Modhoun Mosque

When the residents threw stones upon Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, he took refuge in a garden where we have Al Modhoun Mosque today. 

People who come for Hajj and Umrah often include it in the list of historical Ziyarat places in Taif to visit as it holds significant importance.

Al Modhoun Mosque - historical places in taif

  1. Bani Saad Village

Pilgrims coming for Hajj and Umrah are often seen visiting Hazrat Halima Sadia house in Bani Saad Village which is on the top of the list of the most visited Islamic historic places in Taif.

Halima Sadia was the wet nurse of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and this is said to be the place where the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ spent the early years of his childhood.

Bani Saad Village - taif historical places

  1. Muawiya Dam

It is also referred to as the Saiysad Dam. It lies only 12km southeast of Taif. It was built in the Saiysad Valley in the middle of the mountains. The dam used to collect the water that would come down through mountains after rain occurred.

People often include Muawiya Dam in their list of historical and Islamic ziyarat places to visit in Taif.

Muawiya Dam - taif ziyarat places

  1. The grave of Abdullah bin Abbas

The grave of Abdullah bin Abbas رَضِيَ ٱللَّٰهُ عَنْهُ paternal cousin of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ is in Taif which should be in your list of Ziyarat places to visit in Taif.

He is referred by Muslims for his knowledge and was an expert in Tafsir of Quran, as well as an authority on the Islamic Sunnah.

grave of Abdullah bin Abbas - holy places to visit in taif

  1. Alkou Mosque

There is a stone in this mosque which has the mark of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ elbow. It is said that the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ stood or leaned by it after entering Ta’if, hence it is named “The Elbow, or Al-Kou’a.”  Pilgrims consider it among the holy places to visit in Taif.

Alkou Mosque - islamic places to visit in taif

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