Makkah, the most sacred place on earth and the most beloved city to Muslims around the globe. Undoubtedly we know a lot of information about Makkah’s history, heritage, and location but amazingly enough, there are some facts about Makkah that are known by a few people. Let’s get to know these facts together.
As Zamzam well is believed to be around 4,000 years old.
In 930 AD, it was stolen by the Qarmatians, who took it with them to Eastern Arabia.
There are many neighborhoods of the city, like Sharaya, which falls outside the Haram boundary.
However, Muslim rulers did regularly contribute to its upkeep.
This made it prone to flash floods in the past.
The Prophet spent around 50 years of his life in Makkah
Its total cost of construction was $100 billion.
This small prayer room that lies 600 meters above sea level and considered the world’s highest prayer room is located in Makkah Clock Royal Tower Hotel. It can take up to six people.
One was for entering and another for existing. It also had a window. Whereas now the modern Kaaba, only has one door and no windows.
We are used to the black protective cover with its gold strings. But many years ago Al Kaaba had many colored coverings among which was red.
Makkah is not just about thrilling events from the past. It is a place where Muslims from all around the world meet and become one with no difference in race, skin, or wealth. May Allah bless the holy city.