7 Holiest Sites in Islam


The following are the seven holiest sites that have a significant spiritual and cultural importance for the believers of Islam:

  1. Al-Masjid Al-Ḥarām (The Sacred Mosque), Mecca:

It is a mosque that surrounds Kaaba in Mecca. It is the largest mosque in the world and is the primal setting for the pilgrims on hajj.

  1. Al-Masjid an-Nabawī (The Prophet’s Mosque), Medina:

This mosque, built by the Islamic prophet Muhammad, is the second holiest site for the believers of Islam.

  1. Al-Masjid Al-Aqṣā, Jerusalem:

This site is also known as ‘The Farthest Mosque’ and is the third holiest site in Islam.

  1. Imam Ali, Iraq:

For the Shi’a branch of Muslims, it is regarded as the third holiest place.

  1. Masjid Qubbat As-Sakhrah, Jerusalem:

It is situated in the old city of Jerusalem on a Temple mount and is one of the most controversial properties.

  1. Great Mosque of Djenne, Mali:

It is a building of mud and brick that is regarded as one of the significant architectural achievements.

  1. Quba Mosque, Medina:

It is one of the holiest places for Muslims, with its first stone being laid by Prophet Muhammad.

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