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Al-Masjid Al-Haram Expands Over Time

Al-Masjid Al-Ḥaram is a mosque that surrounds the Ka`bah in the city of Makkah, Saudi Arabia. It is a site of pilgrimage for the Hajj, which every Muslim must do at least once in their lives if able. These photos show how the largest mosque in the world has undergone major renovations and expansions through …

Mesut Özil Reveals Special Gift from Makkah

LONDON – Arsenal Muslim midfielder Mesut Özil has revealed a special gift from Kaaba’s Kiswa, a rare and priceless gift for any Muslim. “Honoured and privileged to have this special piece of the Kiswa that covers the Kaaba in Mecca at my home in London. 🕋 Incredibly blessed to have received this priceless gift. Alhamdulillah,” …

First Umrah- Nura and Maggie Meet in Madinah and Makkah

First Umrah: Nura and Maggie Meet in Madinah and Makkah

Finally, the awaited day has arrived. The first Umrah for both Nura and Maggie. Maggie has recently reverted to Islam, but it is not clear for her what the Sunnah really means and how she should follow it. Nura is a teenage Muslim girl. She was born as a Muslim, but there is still much for her to learn.

Leaving Makkah - The Hardest Feeling

Leaving Makkah - The Hardest Feeling

We had to leave the Ka’bah. And it hurt. So much. But we never have to leave Allah. Unless we choose to. Unless WE choose to turn our backs on Him. But He is always there. It’s we who chose to turn away. And what happens when we do?…

9 Things to Know About Maqam Ibrahim

9 Things to Know About Maqam Ibrahim

During the construction of the upper level of the Ka’bah, Prophet Ibrahim (peace be upon him) stood upon an extensive stone piece which was moved along with him as each area was finished. When the Ka’bah was constructed, the extensive stone piece was left outside the Ka’bah…

What is Hijr? 7 Things to Know About the Crescent Adjoining kabah

7 Things to Know About the Crescent Adjoining Kabah

The Hijr (Hateem) is a crescent-shaped area situated just adjacent to the Holy Kabah. A part of Hijr (Hateem) is also known as Hijr-Ismail which means Stone for Ismail, which is the place where a shelter was made by Ibrahim for his wife Hagar and son Ismail.

In Photos: Ka`bah New Kiswa Ready for Hajj

RIYADH – The new Kiswa (the black cloth covering the Holy Ka`bah) for the new Hajj season is ready, according to the Committee for Inspecting the Holy Kaaba Cloth. The embroidered black and gold cloth is due to cover the holy site on the morning of the day of Arafah (predicted to be on the …

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