"Balad al kameen photos" Mintaqat Makkah by arabian10

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Makkah is the place which captures the hearts of a billion Moslems all over the globe. It is the place where God's will was revealed to Mohammed, (peace be upon him), and it is now the location of the Holy Mosque and the sacred Ka'abah. It is also the destination of millions of pilgrims and visitors and the holiest spot on earth.

God has honoured it in His Holy Book, in which it is given eleven different names, including: Makkah, Bakkah, AL-Balad AL-Aamin, AL-Balad AL-Ameen, AL-Haram AL-Aamin and Um-AL-Qura. God also refers to Makkah in several verses of the Holy Koran using other names, and has sworn on its name, thus giving it a unique status unrivalled by any other city in the world.

It was in and around Makkah that the early Moslems launched their"Jihad" (Holy Struggle) against polytheism, heresy and idolatry. It was here that God gave victory to His Prophet and his fellow-believers when they triumphantly entered Makkah in the 8th year after Hijra (630 AD), ending the state of polytheism and exalting the name of Allah, the one and only God. The idols were destroyed, God's House was purified and Makkah became a secure and sacred city. Moslems all over the world turn their faces in prayer five times a day towards the Ka'abah in Makkah and begin and end their pilgrims with a "tawaf" (circumambulation) of it.

The tale of the building of Makkah, the Holy Mosque and the Ka'abah is well known, as are the events which took place in the city following the era of Abraham and Ishmael.

It was also the will of God that the Holy Ka'abah be situated in Makkah. This divine will has affected the building and growth of the city as it is today.

The first Sura of the Holy Koran was revealed to the Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him) on the outskirts of Makkah. These revelations to the Prophet continued later, and some verses of the Holy Koran are known as Makki, because they were revealed in Makkah whilst others were called Madani because they were revealed in Madinah.

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National Geographic - Inside Mecca (B.Malaysia Subtitile)

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Makkah New Photos
Makkah Old Photos
Early history of photography in Makkah

Links:
Muslim World League
Makkah Governorate
Makkah Municipality
Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities
Ministry of Haj
The General Presidency of Haram Masjid and Nabawi Masjid Affairs Website
Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Da‘wah and Guidance
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Institute of Hajj Research
The Saudi Project for Utilization of Hajj Meat
World Assembly of Muslim Youth
The Pilgrim's Guide to the Kaaba
Dawah & Guidance Cooperative Office
General Union of Cars
Islamic Studies & Research Center
National Tawafa Establishment for Pilgrims of Turkey and Muslims of Europe, Americas and Australia
Co-Ordination Committee for Arbab al-Tawaif Est.
National Adilla Est.
Umm AL-Qura University
Makkah's Daily News Paper
MODON
Neda al Islam Radio
makkah calendar
Makkah Hotels
Prophetic Values Society
Alber Makkah
Makkah Prize
Makkah Beauty Project
Makkah Without Crime
Zmzm Charity
Haji & Mu'tamer's Gift Charity Association
sheffaa Committee
kahatain.com
King Faisal Hospital
Hera Hospital
ALNOOR SPECIALIST HOSPITAL
King Abdullah Medical City
Alawi Tunsi Hospital
College of Technology in Makkah
AL KHALEEJ Training and Education
youtube.com/user/hajjcampaign
Haji & Mu'tamer's Gift
Makkah Youth Forum
Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
Future Rise

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  • seasonedveteran's Profile Photo
    Aug 25, 2008 at 8:08 PM

    very nice website on our beautiful religion. Wonderful job! that non muslims can read about it, while thinking they are just reading tourist attractions!

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Jun 23, 2006 at 9:29 PM

    Hello, Yousef! I see it's a great sacred place to visit for you!

  • hassan_abu's Profile Photo
    Oct 12, 2005 at 8:49 PM

    A very informative insight of Mekka. Wish you a very happy Ramadan. Wassalam, Abu

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