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The Birthplace of Islam, the city and environs of Makkah are rich with historical and religious places of interest to the traveller and pilgrim. Time truly is of the essence when you have so much to do. So why not arrange a chat with our Moustachar, an expert on the neighbourhood, who would gladly assist you with all your Ziyarah needs. From tour guide to itinerary, it truly is our pleasure.

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    The Grand Mosque

    The Grand Mosque, or Masjid Al Haram, is the largest mosque in the world. It houses the well of Zamzam and the Kaaba built by Prophet Ebrahim and his son Prophet Ismael.

Thawr Mountain

Thawr mountain is notable for the cave Ghar al-Thawr (Cave of the Bull), in which the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and his companion Abu Bakr Sideeq hid from their persecutors during their migration to Madinah.

Jannat Ul Mua’lla

Jannat Ul Mua’lla is located a short distance from Makkah on the way to Mina. The site contains the final resting place of the first wife of the Prophet (PBUH), his son Qasim, Asma Bint AbuBaker, Abu Talib, Abdullah Bin Zubair, and other members of the family of the Prophet (PBUH).

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    Jabal Noor

    Jabal Noor, or Noor mountain, is the location of the cave of Hira. The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) often reflected and prayed here before he became the messenger of God. The Hira cave is also the site of the first Qur’anic revelations from the angel Gabriel.

Jabal  e Rahma
(Mount of Mercy)

Jabal e Rahma has the honour of being the site of the final sermon of the prophet (PBUH). According to Islamic tradition, this is also the mountain on which Prophet Adam and his wife Howa found each other after being placed on earth.

Al Jaaranah Mosque

This is where the Prophet (PBUH) clothed himself in ihram before traveling to Makkah to perform Hajj. It is also said to be the site where the companion of the Prophet (PBUH), Bilal bin Rabah, called for prayer. Government permission may be needed to visit the mosque.

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    Al Kiswah Factory

    Special tours are available to visit Al Kiswah Factory. The tour allows visitors to observe how the Kiswah, the covering of the Ka’aba, is made. The tour has to be arranged in advance and is only available via a tour company.

Qasr Al Saqqaf

Considered a historical milestone as it represents one of the oldest buildings in the city reflecting traditional aspects of architecture combined with unique Islamic motifs. Qasr Al Saqqaf is located in the Al Maadba quarter of Makkah.


Al Jamarat is located in Mina just a few kilometers East of Makkah. The Jamarat forms a part of the mandatories of Haj when pilgrims are required to enact the temptation of Abraham by stoning the Jamarat with seven pebbles.

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    The Well of Zam Zam

    The well of Zam Zam is located within the precincts of Holy mosque and lies approximately 20m east of the Ka’aba. The well represents God’s mercy to Hagar and Ishmael as they searched the hills for water to quench their thirst.

Islamic Museum of Makkah

Located about 10 minutes from the main mosque, the museum offers a glimpse of the history of the city. Here one can see interesting artifacts like the stairs to the Ka’aba and the covering of the Black Stone dated from the time of the Ottoman Sultan Othman.

The Birthplace of the Prophet

Located within the heart of Makkah, the birthplace of the Prophet (PBUH) has been converted to a library and can be found in close proximity to the Holy Mosque.