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Al-Masjid Al-Haram; the Holy Mosque also known as Haram Al Sharif, located in Makkah, is the main destination of pilgrims traveling to Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj. It is not only the largest but also the most sacred mosque in the world for Muslims; as...more

Makkah, Saudi Arabia

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Al-Masjid Al-Haram; the Holy Mosque also known as Haram Al Sharif, located in Makkah, is the main destination of pilgrims traveling to Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj. It is not only the largest but also the most sacred mosque in the world for Muslims; as it was built to enclose the Kaaba (the house of worship to one God). As Islam requires every Muslim to perform Hajj at least once in their lifetime,...Read More

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Al-Masjid Al-Haram; the Holy Mosque also known as Haram Al Sharif, located in Makkah, is the main destination of pilgrims traveling to Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj. It is not only the largest but also the most sacred mosque in the world for Muslims; as it was built to enclose the Kaaba (the house of worship to one God). As Islam requires every Muslim to perform Hajj at least once in their lifetime, every year the Masjid Al-Haram draws a large crowd. Aside from this annual gathering, Muslims from around the world, visit the Al-Haram throughout the year, to perform Umrah. It was built build Built originally between 634 and 644, the masjid has since gone through many modifications. Those visiting Makkah must pay the Masjid Al-Haram a visit and pray and perform the necessary rituals while there.  

Opening Hour

The mosque is open 24 hours a day throughout the year

Suitable For

Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children

Must See

The Kaaba, the Black Stone, the Zam Zam Well, Al Safa and Al Marwah  

Prayer Facilities

As the Masjid Al-Haram is a mosque, those visiting can offer their prayers inside the Haram or even in the outer courtyard; if the masjid is full at prayer time. Ablution facilities are also available nearby for the convenience of Muslims entering the mosque. This mosque is gigantic and has facilities for thousands of individuals.

Halal Food

Visitors to Makkah will find it easy to locate Halal food as all restaurants and hotels are Muslim-friendly and serve only Halal cuisine - since the city allows only Muslims to enter the city. Visitors will have many dining options to choose from, as the area surrounding the Masjid Al-Haram has numerous restaurants serving an array of cuisines.  

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