Hajj is an Islamic ritual performed by thousands of Muslims every year. It is a way of devoting yourself to Allah’s will. Performing Hajj once in a life time and visiting the Holy cities ( Makkah and Madinah ) is every Muslim’s dream. Every Muslim’s heart is associated with these beautiful and the most blessed places on Earth.
Kaabah is the house of ALLAH Almighty and Makkah is the house of Muslims.
After performing Hajj with your cheap Hajj packages UK 2019 and fulfilling all of the rituals who wouldn’t like to take advantage of being at the most sacred place on Earth? Of course every Muslim would like to visit other places in Makkah that are well known and have a historical background. Being a Muslim not only that we have a bond associated with Makkah and Madinah but also we have our history associated with that blessed place.
To make this trip a wonderful life experience for you we have listed 12 must visit places of Makkah and Madinah after Hajj as follows:
Places in Makkah
Masjid- Al Haram
Masjid- Al Haram is a mosque built to enclose the Kabah, the holiest shrine in Islam.Every Muslim’s pilgrimage begins from here. As one of the destinations of the Hajj and Umrah pilgrimages, it receives millions of worshippers each year. The oldest parts of the modern structure of Masjid- Al Haram were built in the 16th century.It is every Muslim’s Dream to visit this beautiful place and even thinking about visiting Masjid- Al haram brings tears in a worshipper’s eyes.
The word Arafat means “to know” in common language. Fundamental requirement of Hajj and pilgrims is standing at the Arafat and performing the rituals. It was here that Adam (peace be upon him) and Hawa (peace be upon her) met up. Whoever misses the standing on Arafat has missed Hajj, because the Prophet (ﷺ) said:
“Hajj is Arafat.” [al-Hakim]
Also called the Mountain of Light, is one of the most famous hills on earth. Its historical importance lies in the fact that the first verses of the Holy Qur’an were revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) inside a cave called the Cave of Hira situated on this mountain. This mountain holds tremendous importance for Muslims and is a major attraction for pilgrims from around the world who come to Makkah to perform the Hajj as well as the lesser pilgrimage of Umrah throughout the year.
Cave of Sawr ( Ghar Sawr)
This is the cave in which the Prophet Mohammad ﷺ took refuge from the Quraysh during the migration to Madinah.For Muslims, the cave is of religious significance, and is thus visited by many Hajj and Umrah pilgrims each year.
Jannat ul Maula
This graveyard is of tremendous importance for Muslims. In this graveyard many of the companions of our Prophet ﷺ are resting in peace. Grave of Khadija ( peace be upon her) is also lying in this Holy graveyard. Muslims who visit Makkah for Hajj and Umrah should priorly visit this graveyard.
Places in Madinah
This mosque is of tremendous significance for Muslims. This mosque was first built by the Prophet ﷺ himself. This mosque is the second most sacred place after Kabah. It is where the Holy prophet ﷺ is resting in peace.
Jannat Al Baki
Also known as the “ Garden of heaven”. This is the place where thousands of companions of Holy Prophet ﷺ are resting in peace including the Martyrs of the “ Uhud”.
Masjid Al Quba
This is the mosque where Prophetﷺ first arrived and stayed after his emigration.The Prophet (ﷺ )said:
“He who purifies himself at his home and comes to Masjid Quba and offers two rakats therein, will be rewarded the reward of an Umrah (lesser pilgrimage).” [Sunan ibn Majah]
This is the well that Usman ( companion of our Holy prophet ﷺ) bought from a Jew who was selling its water at a high price. Prophet ﷺ said who ever gave water from this well will go straight to Jannah.
The House of companion Ali is also made a mosque and Muslims who have a deep connection and love for companion Ali visit this mosque every year after their pilgrimage.
Named after the first Mauzin in Islam, this mosque has a great significance for Muslims as companion Bilal was the most beloved companion of our Prophet ﷺ. His house is now turned into a mosque and Muslims from all over the World visit this mosque annually after their pilgrimage.
The house of companion Abu-Bakar, the first companion of our Prophe ﷺ who came under the fold of Islam is also turned into a mosque and is visited by many Muslims each year.