Presentation on theme: "Helga design Al-Haram Mosque, Mecca Mosque by night."— Presentation transcript:
Al-Haram Mosque, Mecca
Mosque by night
Abdul Aziz gate
Crowds of the faithful outside Al Haram during the Hajj
Entering Mosque grounds
Hajj pilgrim at prayer in al-Haram Mosque in Mecca.
Haram interior from 2nd floor
The Ka'ba at dusk, with the Station of Abraham in the foreground.
The ritual of the Cleaning of the Ka'ba, which takes place twice per year.
Emerging from the Ka'ba during the bi-annual Cleaning of the Ka'ba. This is the only time the Ka'ba is officially opened and entered
with pilgrims performing Tawaf = walking around the Ka'ba.
Cutaway drawing of the Interior of the Ka'ba, the floor and lower parts of which are paved in marble
The Black Stone, the holy relic embedded in a corner of the Ka'ba that is kissed by many pilgrims. It was revered as sacred in Mecca prior to the founding of Islam. Muslim tradition says the Black Stone was found by Abraham (Ibrahim) and his son Ishmael (Ismail) when they were searching for stones with which to build the Kaaba. According to popular belief, it absorbs the sins of those who touch it.
The Ka'ba at night
Sacred places map. Medina
Masjid al Nabawi (The Prophet's Mosque) at sunset
Interior of the Prophet's Mosque, Medina
The Prophet's Mosque, Medina
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