Every Muslim has desired to pilgrimage to Makkah once in a life and avail this opportunity as soon as possible. They want to visit the best places of the holy city Makkah, it is the birthplace of our beloved Prophet Mohammad ( peace be upon him ). It is the city where the first message of Allah Almighty was revealed to his beloved Prophet Mohammad ( peace be upon him ). This sacred land is visited by thousands of pilgrims each year to perform rituals like Hajj and lesser pilgrimage called the Umrah.
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After performing Hajj or Umrah every Muslim has the desire to make the most out of their journey and visit all of the blessed sightseeings in Makkah. Following is a list of most recommended places to visit for Ziyarat in Makkah:
Masjid Al Haram
Kabah stands majestically in the center of Masjid Al Haram. It is the mosque that surrounds Kaabah, the house of Allah. The Well of Zamazam is also located inside the mosque. Near the Well of Zamzam, the Mount Safa and Mount Marwa are located. In Masjid Al Haram you will See Kabah, Maqam e Ibrahim, Safa and Marwah. And drink the Blesses Zam Zam water.
Jannat Al Mualla
This is a graveyard. Those near and dear to the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him), namely Hazrat Khadija (May God be pleased with her) and Hazrat Abu Talib, who supported him throughout his life, are buried here. This graveyard is considered one of the blessed placed to visit in Makkah and each year hundreds of Muslims visit Jannat al Mualla after their pilgrimage.
This is 2nd largest Masjid in Makkah and has a capacity of 47,084 worshipers. This is also known as Al Rajhi Masjid and located in Al Naseem towards the Muzdalefa road. This is a place where the Muslims of Makkah wear the Ihram and follow to renew their Ihram. Pilgrims highly regard it because of its particular connection with wearing of ihram.
The Cave of Hira
This is the cave where the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) received the first revelation from Allah the Almighty through Hazrat Jibrail (peace be upon him). In this cave, the Prophet (PBUH) used to contemplate regularly during the first 40 years of his life.This is where the Prophet (peace be upon him) used to retire for meditation and deep thinking. This cave marks the formal beginning of Islam and pilgrims eagerly await its sight.
The Cave of Thawr
This is the cave where Holy prophet ( peace be upon him) took refuge when he was being attacked by the Quraysh. To this present day this cave hold great importance in the heart of Muslims and is visited by thousands of Muslims each year.
Jabal Al Rehmah
This is the place where the Holy Prophet Hazrat Mohammad (PBUH) delivered his unforgettable last sermon. It is the wish of every Muslim to reach this place and pray in its locality. This place has a big historical background and is very close to every Muslim’s heart.
Birthplace of Holy prophet
Birthplace of Holy prophet is situated near “Suq Lail”. It is presently a library by the name of “Maktaba Makkah al-Mukarramah” in Makkah.
Masjid al-Jinn also known as Masjid al-Bayah, is a mosque located on the site where a group of Jinn embraced Islam after hearing the Qur’an. The Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) was reciting the Holy Quran. A group of Jinn were passing by, when they heard the Prophet of Allah (SAW) reciting the Holy Quran. They were so moved and came to the Prophet, repented and accepted Islam. A Masjid was later built here called Masjid al-Jinn.
Jamarat is the place where Muslims stone the Shaytan during Hajj.
Masjid Al Khayf
It was at this spot that the Prophet (peace be upon him ) and numerous other Prophets before him performed salah. According to a Hadith of Ibn Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him), the Prophet (peace be upon him ) said:
“Seventy Prophets prayed in Masjid al-Khayf.” [Majma‘uz-Zawahid]
Mount Abu Qubais
Near this is the place where the Prophet (peace be upon him ) performed the miracle of splitting the moon in two Parts. This incident made the non believers embrace Islam and they were astonished with the honesty of the Prophet ( peace be upon him )