Mecca Through Time from genesis till Ottoman era (Khilafat-i Uthman'iya)

A pictorial timeline of Mecca, also pronounced Makkah is a city in Hejaz, is regarded as the holiest city in Islam.

Date Landscape Notes Reference
c. 3000 BCE An illustration of Makkah before the time of Hazrat Ibrahim (Abraham) Aa N/A
c. 2200 BCE An illustration of Kabah, probably showing the time of first building by pre Abrahamic builders. N/A
c. 2000 BCE Artist's imagination of Mecca during the time of Prophet Abraham (Ibrahim As) N/A
Nineteenth Century BCE
c. 1800 BCE A depiction of Mecca during the time of Ishmael (Ismail As) N/A
Fifth Century
c. 450 CE Makkah during the time of Qusa'i the great-grandfather of Shaiba ibn Hashim (Abdul-Mutallib), thus the great-great-great-grandfather of prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Year 157, before Hijra N/A
Sixth Century
c. 540 CE Makkah during the time of `Abd al-Muttalib, grand father of Prophet pbuh N/A
c. 580 CE Makkah during the time of Prophet Muhammad pbuh, possibly a screen shot from 1977 movie "The Message" N/A
c. 580 CE Street view of Makkah, Kabah is on the right side, a corner of the cube and part of Hateem is visible. Screenshot from The Message. N/A
Seventh Century
c. 610 CE Makkah during the time of Prophet (pbuh), the Quraishi era, 12 years before Hijra. N/A
c. 617 CE Quraish (leaders of Makhzum and Banu Abd-Shams), declare a public boycott against the clan of Banu Hashim. N/A
Fifteenth Century
c. 1450 CE "Temple of The Kaaba. At Mecca, Arabia". An illustration from Error's Chains by Frank S. Dobbins, (pb. 1883) N/A
Last Updated: February 11, 2015