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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Some Islamic Sacred Places


1-Kaabh:
             Ka'abh is the house of Allah.it is situated in Makkah,a city of "Saudi Arabia".Ka'abh is the Qibla of the Muslims.Qibla is the direction that must be faced during Salat.To complete seven round starts and ends by kissing the black stones..!!
2-Mina:
                Mina is a place about 4 miles away from Makkah.Pilgrims stay here on way to Arafat and on return from Arafat.There are three places in Mina where the pilgrims throw pebble at the devils during Hajj on the 10th,11th,12th and 13th of Zil-Hajj.The act of Pilgrims is called Jamarat.The pilgrims sacrifice animals at Mina.



 3-Arafat:
                  Arafat is a plain about 10 miles away Makkah.It is obligatory for the pilgrims to stay in the plain on the 9th of Zul-Hajj till the sunset.If a pilgrim fails to reach here then he spoils the Hajj..!!





4-Safa,Marwa:
                        There are two hillocks at Makkah between which the pilgrims run while performing the Haj or Umrah.The act of seven running between two hillocks Safa and Marwa during Hajj is called Sa-iee..!!




5-Muzdalifa:-
                       Muzdalifa is a place about six miles away from Makkah.The pilgrims stay here on the night of 9th Zil-Hajj on their way from the plain of Arafat to Mina.The Pilgrims perform here Maghrib and Isha prayers at the time of Isha.





6-Hira:
            It is a cave six miles away from Makkah.The First revelation,the beginning of the Holy Quran from Allah to his last prophet, (SAW)was started here..!!






7-Thaur:
              It is a cave two three miles away from Makkah.Muhammad (SAW) and Abu Bakr (RA) stayed here three days and three nights during migration from Makkah to Madina.







8-Bait-ul-Maqdis:
                               It is a famous mosque at Jerusalem.It was the first Qibla of the Muslims.It is the third holiest mosque after the Masjid-al-hurm at Makkah and Masjid-ul-Nabvi at Madina..







9-Qab'a Mosque:
It is the first mosque of Islam.It is the first mosque where Muhammad (SAW) openly led the regular prayer congregation of his companions.It is situated three miles away from Madina

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