Historic Mosques in Makkah, Saudi Arabia

Historic Mosques in Makkah, Saudi Arabia

Makkah is the city where the religion Islam emerged. It is considered the first holiest place in the world. Makkah is the birthplace of the last Islamic Prophet Muhammad PBUH. Makkah is the heart of Islam. Makkah is usually known as the fountainhead and Cradle of Islam. The largest annual gathering (Hajj) of the World happens in Makkah. Muslims visit Makkah to perform Hajj and Umrah in the holy House of ALLAH “the Kabaa”. In Ramadan, the reward of good deeds increases in the proportion to virtue which is why a large number of Muslims visit Makkah to perform Umrah. Book All Inclusive Cheap umrah packages with a reliable travel agent to get this prestigious chance of visiting the Holy House of ALLAH. You can search Umrah Packages near me to find nearest travel agency to book your umrah ticket. After performing Umrah you can visit historic Mosques in Makkah to know their significance.


The Great Mosque of Makkah surrounds the Holy Kabaa and is one of the most historic mosques in Makkah. Al-Haram the forbidden Mosque is the centre of religion Islam, where the foundation of religion Islam was laid.

Al-Rayah Mosque:

Masjid Al-Rayah is also famous as Masjid Al-Jowdariyyah. This Mosque unfolds a significant monument and is marked as the site where the Prophet Muhammad PBUH erected a flag to commemorate the successful conquest of Makkah. It is described that in this spot a command post was pitched for Prophet Muhammad ﷺ before the Battle of the Trench. Therefore it was named as Al-Rayah which means battle flag.

Al-Jinn Mosque:

The Mosque has a noteworthy history. An awe-inspiring incident had happened at the site where Masjid Al-Jinn is spotted. A group of Jinns came to Prophet Muhammad ﷺ while he was reciting the holy Quran. The group of Jinns with their chiefs gathered to listen to the recitation of the Quran. The Holy Prophet Muhammad ﷺ continued talking to them until fajr. At the hand of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, the Jinns embraced Islam.

Al-Shajarah Mosque:

You can find Al-Shajarah Mosque opposite Masjid Al-Jinn. Al-Shajarah means Masjid of the tree. It holds a remarkable history and reveals an extraordinary miracle of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. Once the Holy Prophet Muhammadﷺ invited some disbelievers, they did not accept to embrace Islam. The Holy Prophet Muhammad ﷺ prayed ALLAH. He was told to call a tree. The prophet PBUH called a nearby tree; the tree came to him and greeted him. The tree went back after obeying Prophet’s command.

Al-Aisha Mosque:

Al-Aisha is known as Taneem Mosque. This is one of the oldest Mosques in Makkah. Taneem Mosque is located in the Hil area nearly 5miles away from kabah. It was named after Prophet’s Wife Aisha RA when she entered the state of Ihram in this mosque to perform her umrah. It is also one of Miqat stations.

Nimrah Mosque:

Masjid Nimrah is sited in Waadi Urana. The Mosque is marked as an important place in Islamic history because it was the site where Prophet Muhammad PBUH camped during the farewell Hajj. After midday, the Prophet ﷺ delivered his well-known sermon in the Urana Valley while he was sitting on his camel after which Prophet Muhammad ﷺ led the Salah. This is one of the oldest mosques in Makkah.

Al-Masher Mosque:

Al-Mashar Al-Haram Mosque is among the holy sites where Pilgrims stay at night after returning from Arafat. The Mosque is located in Muzadlifah, on the way between Masjid Al-Nimrah in Arafat and Masjid Al-Khayf in Mina. This place has been marked as the spot where Prophet Muhammad ﷺ stayed and made supplications during his farewell Hajj.

Mosque of Aqaba Hill:

The mosque is also known as Bay’ah Mosque. This place is residing outside Makkah below the valley of Mina. It was the place where the Islamic Prophet Muhammad happened to meet with tribal leaders from Madina who were coming to the Kaaba. The Holy Prophet Muhammad ﷺ made recitation of Quran to them and told them about ALLAH consequently they took the pledge to Islam. The caliph Abu Jafar Al-Mansoor built a Mosque in this place and called it Al-Bayah which means the pledge.

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