Jordan features a wealth of Islamic sites and is an excellent destination for an Islamic tour. Having played an important role in the history of Islam, Jordan boasts a rich religious history and was the first land to which Islam spread outside the Arabian peninsula. We have compiled some of the top holy sites in Jordan that must be visited when travelling in the country.
Jordan is home to the site of the Cave of the Seven Sleepers - located outside the village of Al-Raqim, 10 km east of Amman. Persecuted by despotic rule of Trajan for monotheism, a group of pious youths took refuge in this cave. Jordan is also home to the tombs of at least 10 different ancient Holy Prophets – including Prophet Haron, Jethro, Joshua, Job and Moses – as well as the tombs of twenty of the Prophet Mohammed's companions – including Ja'far bin Abi Talib, Zeid bin Al-Haritha and Ubu Ubaydah bin Al-Jarrah. An estimated number of around 30,000 of Prophet Muhammad's military leaders are believed to have been buried in Jordan as well.
Some of the fiercest holy battles have also taken place in Jordan - such as the Battle of Mu'tah, Battle of Yarmouk and the Battle of Fahl (Pella). The sites of these historic and strategic 7th century battles can be visited too.
Jordan's desert castles are yet another popular attraction that offer a truly fascinating glimpse into the examples of early Islamic art during the Umayyad dynasty from 661-750 AD. These early-Islamic castles and fortresses are dotted around the desert in eastern Jordan – many of which are situated east of the capital Amman.
Muslim travelers who wish to experience a complete Muslim-friendly tour in Jordan may opt for HalalTrip's special Islamic Tour in Jordan tour package that has been specifically tailored to provide Muslim travelers the ultimate Islamic holiday in Jordan.
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