Imagine the feeling when you are entering into the most ancient place of the world; city of Makkah. This city holds the touch and warmth of the esteemed Prophets and angels and what not, you experience here the touch of the house of Allah! Is it possible that you meet and greet every unknown person more softly than your own brother? Well, experience this overwhelm feeling of soul, mind, and body here in the beautiful city of Makkah.
Makkah is built on the cliffs of this astounding city that is carved into the sides of high mountains. This holy city in Islam is gorgeous both in terms of its offerings and history. Everyone who comes here whether for the purpose of pilgrimage or business visit the holy landmarks and top sites of this inspiring city including the Grand Mosque of Masjid Al- Haram, AL- Rajhi Mosque, and Jabal Al Nour.
People are the first wonder that you confront in the city of Makkah. You see the clock strikes 3 am at the dead of night and a crowd of people chatting, walking and sometimes eating around Masjid Al Haram area. Later you realize that the city of Makkah especially Haram is the place that never sleeps.
The Grand Mosque otherwise known as Masjid Al-Haram is the largest month in the city of Makkah and can cater more than 1,600,000 worshippers at one time. The most honorable thing about this mosque is the fact that it surrounds the most sacred site on the face of earth called Kaaba tullah. Every Muslim in the world faces this sacred cubical house during prayers no matter where they live. Masjid Al Haram is open for the daily five prayers not only for the pilgrims but also for the visitors and residents of Makkah.
Not a single human language describes the feeling you go through at the first sight of Kaaba. This is the place where billions of Muslims of the world bow down their head from the fear of Allah. The tears fall from your eyes and all it comes from your heart is Allahu Akbar! You see Muslims from every kind of ancestry e.g African, Asian and European, kid or adult, physically challenged or strong everyone praising Allah around the house of Allah.
Life in Makkah
Pilgrims lead a very simple life in the City of Makkah. They get up, offer prayers, read Holy Quran, read religious books, roam around the streets of Makkah and eat happily the rich Arab food. The arrangement of people which you see in this city is impossible to see in the world where people are bound by the faith only. People spend hours and hours in the vicinity of Kaabah just by sitting and watching the most delightful site on the planet earth.
The city of Makkah is the only place in the world where every Muslim feels more comfortable and relaxed even from his home. We must all act and pray in such a way that Allah allows us to visit this blessed city once in our lifetime. This is the place where everyone experiences the spiritual rebirth of the soul and faith. May Allah SWT take us there! Ameen