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 Every Muslim in the World thinks and tries to attempt a hajj (pilgrimage) to Mecca at least once in their lifetime.

Mecca, known as  Makkah (Al-Haram), located in Sirat Mountains inland from Red Sea Coast. It is in Saudi Arabia in the West in a desert valley. Popular and One of Islam’s holiest city, as it is the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم.) Only Muslims are allowed to enter the city, with millions of people arriving for the annual Hajj (pilgrimage).

Dating from the 7th century, the central Masjid al-Haram (Sacred Mosque) surrounds the Kaaba, the cloth-covered cubic structure that is Islam’s most sacred shrine. 

Mecca’s height is at 909 feet (277 meters) above sea level in the dry beds of the Wadi Ibrāhīm and several of its short tributaries.

Abrāj al-Bayt, additionally spelled Abrāj al-Bait, likewise called Makkah Royal Clock Tower, multitowered high rise complex neighboring the Great Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Finished in 2012, it is the world’s second-tallest structure, outperformed simply by the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The Central clock tower (including it’s spire ) ascends to tallness of 1,972 feet (601 meters). The Abrāj al-Bayt complex has around 16 million square feet (1.5 million square meters) of floor space, almost approaching the territory of Dubai International Airport’s Terminal 3—the biggest structure on the planet by floor region.

The complex] hotels, shopping malls,residential Areas and prayer area are  capable of facilatitaing the worshippers. Planned and Deigned by the Saudi Binladin Group, alongside various other Saudi and global firms, the whole undertaking was accounted for to cost $3 billion.

Mount Hirāʾ ascends to 2,080 feet on the upper east and contains a collapse which Muhammad looked for segregation and dreams before he turned into a prophet.

It was additionally in this cavern that he got the main section (āyah) of the blessed Qurʾān. South of the city, Mount Thawr (2,490 feet) contains the collapse which the prophet discharged himself from his Meccan foes during the Hijrah to Medina, the occasion that denotes the start of the Muslim schedule. Also read  about the Do’s and Don’t to do at the  time of Hajj.

Access to the city is increased through four holes in the encompassing mountains. The passes lead from the upper east to Minā, ʿArafāt, and Al-Ṭāʾif; from the northwest to Medina; from the west to Jeddah; and from the south to Yemen.


In light of its generally low-lying area, Mecca is compromised via occasional blaze floods in spite of the low measure of yearly precipitation. There are under 5 inches (130 mm) of precipitation during the year, essentially in the cold weather months. Temperatures are high consistently and in summer may arrive at 120 °F (49 °C).


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