Kaaba Mecca Saudi Arabia Pictures, Images | Muslim History
This post includes multi topics such as Kaaba Mecca Saudi Arabia pictures, images and Muslim history as well as Mecca history before Muslims. Mecca Saudi Arabia is the first holiest place of the Muslim on earth. The Muslims from all over the world go to Mecca to perform “Hajj”, the 5th pillar of Islam. Following discussion will aware us the historical facts of Mecca before Islam and after Islam when Muslim’s history took start. Saudi Arabian history is also will be discussed in little where the Mecca is located, so that we can reach the exact facts of this world’s top visiting and beautiful historical place. To take close view of the glorious beauty of Mecca, beautiful Khana Kaba wallpapers HD, pictures and images are given in bottom.
Mecca Saudi Arabia Facts & History;
Mecca translated in Muslim world as “Makkah”, “Kaaba”, “Khana Kaaba”, and “Qibla” is situated in Saudi Arabia. Actually Mecca is city name but it is commonly known as Khana Kaaba because the building of Khana Kaaba locates in this city. This is one of the holiest places for Muslims around the world. Muslims come here to perform Hajj. Hajj pilgrimage is one of the world’s largest gatherings where millions people travel to Mecca each year in “Zulhijah” last month according to Islamic calendar. Mecca is the birth place of Muslim’s Holy prophet Hazrat Muhammad (Peach be upon him).
Geographically Mecca has interesting facts and figures. It is located 70 km off from Saudi Arabian capital Jeddah. Mecca locates in narrow valley having height of 909 fit above sea level. Its population is approximately 2 million according to year ago reports collection.
Khana Kaaba or Qibla is a cuboids-shape building structure with 43 fit heights, 36.2×42.2 fit sides approximately. Geologists have proved scientifically, Khana Kaaba is the exact middle point of whole earth.
Mecca Before and After Islam;
Islamic tradition attributes the Mecca history to Hazrat Ismaeel (A.S) the son of Hazrat Ibrahim (A.S) when Almighty Allah commanded Hazrat Ibrahim (A.S) to visit the Mecca and to leave his wife and new born baby Hazrat Ismaeel alone. In those days, the area was totally rocky desert. When Hazrat Ismaeel (A.S) grew up to young, Allah commanded to Hazrat Ibrahim (A.S) to build a building that was named “Khana Kaaba”. Later on, during the times of Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (S.A.W), Khana Kaaba has been declared by Allah as Qibla to worship in the replacement of Qibla-e-awal, Aqsa Mosque Jerusalem.
According to Holy book Quran, the initial construction of Khana Kaaba was made by Hazrat Ibrahim (A.S) and his son Hazrat Ismaeel (A.S).
The Holy Quran says, “Remember, We (Allah) made the House (Khana Kaaba) a place of assembly for men and a place of safety. And take you the Station of Ibrahim as a place of prayer. And We covenanted with Ibrahim and Ismail that they should sanctify Our House for those who perform circumambulation around it, or use it as a retreat, or bow or prostrate themselves (before it) in prayer. And remember, Ibrahim said, ‘My Lord, make this a City of Peace and feed its people with fruits–such of them as believe in Allah and the Last Day.’ He said, ‘Yes, and such as reject faith–for which will We grant them their pleasure, but will soon drive them to the torment of Fire–an evil destination indeed.’ And remember, Ibrahim and Ismail raised the foundations of the House (with this prayer), ‘Our Lord! Accept this service from us, for You are the All-Hearing, the All-Knowing.”
According to historians, Khana Kaaba was demolished and rebuilt numerous. Custodians of Kaaba have been changed time to time. It is a tradition; the foundations of Kaaba are the same as Hazrat Ibrahim (A.S) and Hazrat Ismaeel (A.S) built it but the structure over the foundation was rebuilt many times by different custodians. Compound of Masjid Al-Haram around the Kaaba was also rebuilt and expanded many times; eventually we can see most recent pictures and images in the bottom of the post.
Before Islam the tribes of the Mecca were in idolatry and Khana Kaaba was placed by 360 idols who were worshiped by Mecca’s tribes.
The history of the Mecca turned to change when Muslim’s history started by the birth of Muslim’s Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (s.a.w) in 571 A.D.
History of Mecca In Islam;
In 5th century, Khana Kaaba was under guardianship of Arabic pagan tribes meanwhile “Quraysh” tribe took over the complete control of Mecca in their hands. In 571, Hazrat Muhammad (s.a.w) was born in the sacred city. After 40 years, Hazrat Muhammad (s.a.w) has announced himself as “Prophet” by command of Allah. Mostly people of the Mecca opposed the prophet and became enemy of the prophet and it continued for 13 years. 13 year long preach by prophet could not change the minds of Mecca’s pagans, even though Allah commanded his prophet to migrate to Medina, another city of Saudi Arabia, approximately 300 miles away from Mecca.
The Holy Prophet continued his preaching of Islam in Median for 10 years, eventually he returned back to Mecca in 622 A.D, with his faithful followers after the struggles of 10 years. Hazrat Muhammad (s.a.w) and his followers surrendered the Mecca and announced the peace and amnesty for their inhabitants. This was the time when Holy Prophet and his followers performed Hajj after a long delay. So infect this was the actual time when Islamic and Muslim history took start. Now a day’s Mecca is the spiritual concerned place to the Muslims.
Mecca and Saudi Arabia History;
As above I have mentioned, Muslims history, Kaaba Mecca Saudi Arabia pictures and images, Mecca before Islam & after Islam all facts are interesting. Now I would like to mention the Mecca in Saudi Arabia history.
Current geographical boundaries of Saudi Arabia are the merger of two states; Hejaz and Nejd, came into being in 1925 when the sultan of Nejd conquered the Hejaz, eventually name was changed to “Saudi Arabia” in 1932.
Saudi Arabia is officially known as the “Kingdom of Saudi Arabia”. Kingdom was founded by Ibn Saud (Abdulaziz bin Saud) in 1932. Ibn Saud was descendant of “Wahhabi” leaders, Ibn Saud took over the Riyadh city in 1901. He was appointed the leader of Arab nationalist movement. In 1906, Ibn Saud established Wahhabi’s dominance in Nejd; eventually he conquered Hejaz in 1925. In 1932, both regions; Nejd and Hejaz were merged and new name for the country was declared “Saudi Arabia”. Saudi Arabia is also known as the country of Holy places such as Makkah-tu-Mukarma and Medina-tu-Manwara.
Nowadays legal custodian of Mecca and Khana Kaaba is the Royal Family of Saudi Arabia. Official name of Mecca city is now “Makkah tu Mukarma”. Mecca is the capital city of Makkah Province.
Why Mecca is Important for Muslims?
Mecca is significantly important for Muslims due to following reasons.
- First holiest place for Muslims, Khana Kaaba is situated in Mecca.
- Mecca is the birth place of Muslim’s beloved Holy prophet Hazrat Muhammad s.a.w., he was born in 571 a.d.
- Mecca has been remaining sacred city from time of Hazrat Ismaeel (A.S).
- Muslims largest pilgrimage moves to Mecca every year to perform Hajj.
- Hazrat Muhammad (S.A.W) declared the Mecca, city of peace and amnesty, when he returned back from Medina after 10 year of Prophet was expelled by the pagans.
- Khana Kaaba is the Muslim’s first holiest place on the earth.
Kaaba Mecca Saudi Arabia Pictures, Images
In below few pictures and images are given so that we can reach the exact topic. Kaaba Mecca Saudi Arabia pictures and images are showing the evolutionary journey from Hazrat Ibrahim (A.S) and his son’s time to recent Muslims history. We can see the House built by just two persons has become how much glorious and has become the heart beat of billions followers.
Beautiful Khana Kaba Wallpapers HD
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