The foundation of the city was laid when the Prophet Ismail (pbuh) found the water source Zam zam. Later, he and Propeht Ibrahim (pbut), built the Ka'ba - the House of God. The city became center for prayers and pilgrimage.

Masjid al Haram

The Kaba - the House of God . Muslims pray facing the Kaba five times a day. One important place in the Muslim pilgrimage - Hajj and Umrah. Pictures are from 2007, 2008 and 2009.

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The plains of Arafah - the most important place during the annual Pilgrimage (Hajj). Hajj pictures are from 2007 - the others from 2008.

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The cave where Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) received the first Revelation of the Qur'an.

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