Mecca (Saudi Arabia) Reviews
Description:Country: Saudi Arabia / World Region: Middle East / "Mecca (in full: Makkah al-Mukarramah, Arabic: ... more
Mecca (Saudi Arabia) ... مكة المكرمة) is the capital city of Saudi Arabia's Makkah province, in the historic Hejaz region. It has a population of 1,294,167 (2004). The city is located 73 kilometres (45 miles) inland from Jeddah, in the narrow sandy Valley of Abraham, 277 metres (909 ft) above sea level. It is located 80 kilometres (50 miles) from the Red Sea."
Newest Review: ... get water for her thirsty son between the 2 hillocks Safa and Marwa, she ran 7 times and this well of water in the middle of the desert valley is the cause of people living in Mecca. No ZamZam no Mecca, Abraham was habituated to visit his family from time to time and see their well being, when he saw they are happy and well provided, he made a cubical stone structure as guided by Allah and ... more
Customer Mecca (Saudi Arabia) Reviews (3)
by - written on 30/03/06 (Very useful, 386 readings)
Umm Al Qura Means Mother of all cities this title is given by Allah (Subhana hu wo taala)= ( Holy is He above everything). Mecca city is alternative for Kaaba( House of Worship to Allah) The First House of Worship chosen by maker of this EARTH for mankind. Long time ago, in the land of Canaan (Iraq, Syria) Abraham dreamt that he should leave his 2nd wife Hajar and his eldest son Ishmael in a deserted place, with no greenery, he went to that place and left the wife and child as per his dream, his wife asked him is it your wish to leave us here in this life less Valley or is it the command of Allah. He did not turn back while answering, he said it ... Read the complete review
by - written on 10/04/01, updated on 10/04/01 (Very useful, 342 readings)
Geographical location: Makkah is situated in the south west region of the sauidi peninsula. Climate: Hot How to get there: Good Air access to jeddah and local airport by most big Airways Accomodation: Ranges from a five star hotels like the Hilton through to 2 and 3 star places, otherwise excellent, prices vary depending on season and peak periods. Significance: Location of the most sacred place in Islam- The Kabah. History: Ancient- The prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) was divinely instructed to leave his son Ismail and wife hajar there. Lateron as his son grew up He constructed the Kabah, A place of worship for ... Read the complete review
by - written on 08/02/01, updated on 08/02/01 (Somewhat useful, 74 readings)
There are lots of sacred places which different faiths believe in. all of these places are known as holy no matter what faith you are. ths kaaba in mekkah is the same. when i went there i couldnt believe that the kaaba had been made. it was very amazing teh way it mustve been built. also i found that there were loads of people there even thoigh it wasnt the time of hajj. this is a sacred time of the year when it is recommended taht muslims should come. this has to be perford by a muslim at least once in their lives providing that they can afford it. i also saw that everything was clean and tidy. i recommend taht you visit this very auspicious place. ... Read the complete review
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