Historical Places in Makkah

A few of the historical spots in Makkah:

Cave of Hira: 5-6km from Makkah is the mountain which contains the cave in which the first revelation of the Qur’aan came. It takes about 50 minutes to climb to the cave.

Jannatul Ma’laa: The historical graveyard of Makkah in which lie early Muslims like Hazrat Khadijah radhiallahu anha, the first lady to accept Islam and the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam’s first wife. About 6,000 Sahaaba are buried there.

Maqbarah Shabaika: Second most important graveyard in Makkah. In the initial days of Islam, it was difficult for Muslims to be buried. Khadijah radhiallahu anha donated this land for for burial purposes. For 9 centuries it was used as a graveyard and for a period in 1889.

Birthplace: The house Abdullah, the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam’s father, in which the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam was born. The house was turned into a library and is reported to have been demolished. Situated in Shu’be Aameer locality.

Daare Arqam: Site on Mount Safa where early Muslims gathered to learn Islam.

House of Khadijah radhiallahu anha: Located in Shaariyus Saaghah in Qashaashiya. Place where the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam lived with his first wife and 6 of his children where born here.

Grave of Maimoonah radhiallahu anha: Last wife of the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam. Located in Wadi Fatima about 8km out of Makkah on the road to Madinah.

Information from booklet by Madrassah Shamsul Huda