Makkah (Mecca) is located 70 km from Jeddah, a seaport and international airport where all Hajis (Pilgrims) disembark. It is the holiest city in Islam and a pilgrimage (Hajj) to Makkah is obligatory upon all able Muslims. Mecca is also the birthplace of our Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Like Medina, entry to Makkah is also prohibited for all non-Muslims.
The landmarks of Makkah (Mecca) are Masjid al-Haram, the largest mosque in the world. This mosque is also known as the Haram or the Grand Mosque. The mosque surrounds the Kaaba, towards which Muslims turn while offering daily prayers.
Soon after the birth of the holy prophet, his mother passed away. His father had died even before he was born.
He was brought up by his uncle, Abu Talib and grandfather, Abdul Muttalib. He began his business tours at the age of nine.
He lived in Mecca from 570 A.D. to 622 A.D. till the age of 52 years. He then, migrated to Medina where he spent rest of his life.
Mecca and Medina is known for its holy mosques. Mecca houses the largest mosque – Masjid-al-Haram. Masjid Baithullah, Al-Safa and Al-Marwa masjid are also situated in Mecca. The pilgrims travelled from Mecca to Medina every year.
As time went by, various events occurred as these holy sites transformed into the beautiful and magnificent landmarks on earth.
We present here some rare emotional pictures of the holy cities of Mecca and Medina in the older times:
Whether you smile, laugh, or cry, these pictures are definitely some of the most emotional examples of photos that were taken a long time ago.
Very Old and Rare Pictures of Makkah Mukarramah and Madinah Munawwarah – OVER A 100 YEARS OLD!
100 years old rare Hajj pictures [1320 AH]
Extremely rare View of Masjid al-Nabawi, Medina-1850
An Old Photo of Medina and Masjid al-Nabawi
Friday Prayer in haram Makkah 1320 AH
An old picture of Kaaba at the time of Hajj
Go through emotional images in today’s article and please do leave a comment on how you feel below.