What Is Mecca The Holiest Place In The Islamic World

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III. : Mecca, known to the Muslim, as Umm al-Qura, the Mother of Cities, is the holiest place in the Islamic world.

a. Sub-point A: Mecca a city in western Saudi Arabia, an oasis town in the Red Sea region of Hejaz, east of Jeddah, considered by Muslims to be the holiest city of Islam. It was the birthplace in ad 570 of the prophet Muhammad, and was the scene of his early teachings before his emigration to Medina in 622. Today, more than 15 million Muslims visit Mecca annually, including several million during the few days of the Hajj.
b. Sub-point B: Muslims can visit Mecca and surrounding holy sites any time of the year, but the hajj falls during the eighth and the 12th of the month of Dhul Hijjah, the last month of the Islamic calendar.

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