The holiest place on Earth

Situated on the western side of Saudi Arabia in the narrow, sandy Valley of Abraham, Makkah, commonly known as Mecca, is the historic heart and spiritual centre of Islam.

Home of the sacred Masjid al-Haram, the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad is unanimously considered to be the holiest place on earth by Muslims. Each year, during the Islamic month of Dhu’l-Hijja, millions of Muslims from around the world congregate in a pilgrimage to Mecca, in order to fulfil one of the Five Pillars of Islam. For all Muslims, this is a memorable event, full of meaning and spiritual enlightenment.

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