The Masjid al-Ḥarām (Arabic: المسجد الحرام, literally "the sacred mosque"), also called the Sacred Mosque, and the Grand Mosque or Great Mosque of Mecca, is the largest mosque in the world and surrounds Islam's holiest place, the Kaaba, in the city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
|Aerial view of the Masjid al-Haram complex, as in 2013.|
|The Kaaba, (Bait ul-Allah) is the focal point of Muslim prayer i.e. Qibla, it is also the focal point of Hajj and Umrah pilgrimages.||Wikipedia|
|Zam Zam is a water well near Kaaba, which according to Islamic Tradition sprang to quench the thirst of prophet Ishmael (Ismail).|
|al-Safa and al-Marwah are twin hills of Sa'yee at Sacred Mosque.
Pilgrims make rounds at these hills from Safa towards Marwah seven times in commemoration of Hajrah doing the same in search of water almost 4000 years ago.
|Bab-i Fatah (Fatah Gate) is one of the five main Gates of Masjid al-Haram.|
|Latest Update: June 21, 2015|
|Points of Interest|
|Major||Kabah · Zam Zam · Say'ee Gallery · Maqam e Ibrahim|
|Gates||Bab e Fatah · Bab e Safa · Bab e Malik Abdul Aziz · Bab e Umrah · Bab e Fahad · Bab-i Hudaibiya · Bab-i Medina · Bab ul-Quds · Bab al-Shamiyah · Bab al-Nidwah · Bab-i Umer · Bab-i Qureysh · Bab-i Mina · Bab-i 'Arafah · Bab al-Muhassib · Bab al-Murad · Bab al-Marwah · Bab al-Mud'ae · Bab al-Mu'alah · Bab al-Hujoon · Bab-i Bani Shaeba · Bab al-Salam · Bab al-Nabi · Bab e Abbas · Bab e 'Ali · Bab-i Bani Hashim · Bab-i Dar ul-Arqam · Bab-i Ism'ail · Bab-i Hunain · Bab-i Bilal · Bab-i A'hyar|
|Peaks||al-Safa · al-Marwah|