- Verily, the first House (of worship) appointed for mankind was that at Bakkah (former name of Makkah), full of blessing, and a guidance for al-Alameen (the mankind and Jinns). In it are manifest signs (for example), the Maqaam (place) of Ibraheem (Abraham); whosoever enters it, he attains security.” (Surah al-Imran (3): 96-97)
- While departing from Makkah, Rasullullah(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) halted on a plateau, faced the Qibla and said: “By Allah! You are the most beloved portion of Allah’s earth to me, and verily you are the most beloved portion of the earth to Allah too. Verily you are the best, spot on the face of the earth. And the most beloved to Allah. If your people did not expel me, I would not have departed from you.” (Al-Muatta)
- Rasullullah(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam)said “The best and the most beloved city on the face of this earth to Allah is Makkah.” (Sahih Al-Bukhari)
- Rasullullah(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) stated: “The earth was rolled out from Makkah. Allah stretched (the earth) from underneath it. Thus it is called the mother of all cities.” (Sahih Al-Bukhari)
- “There is no city on earth to which all the prophets, the angels, the holy messengers and all the pious servants of Allah, who reside in the heavens and on earth, including the jinn, flocked to, except Makkah.” (Sunan Ibn Majah)
- “There is no city on earth through which Allah multiplies one good deed by a hundred thousand except Makkah.” (Sahih Bukhari , lbn Hibban)
- “Whosoever offers a salat therein, then that salat is enhanced a hundred thousand fold over.” (Sahih Muslim / Sunan Nisai)
- “Whosoever gives one dirham therein in charity, Allah writes for him the reward of having spent a hundred thousand dirhams in charity.” (Ibn Abi Zubair in the Jamul Latif from Sunan Tirmizi)
- “Anyone who completes the recitation of the full Qur’an once therein, Allaah records for him the reward of a hundred thousand recitations.” (Baihaqi , lbn Majah)
- “Whosoever glorifies Allah once therein, for him is recorded the rewards of having glorified Allah hundred thousand times elsewhere. Every good deed which a servant enacts in the haram is equivalent to a hundred thousand deeds enacted elsewhere.” (Sunan Nasai)
- “Each pious deed performed therein is multiplied a hundred thousand fold.” (Sunan Abu Dawud)
- Rasullullah(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) stated: “A person who passed away while performing the hajj or umrah will not be questioned (in the qabr) nor will any reckoning be taken from him (on the day of Qiyamah). He will be told: “Enter Jannah in peace with those who have attained salvation.” (Bayhaqi)
- Rasullullah(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) stated:”Anyone who observes the fasts of the month of Ramadan in Makkah, Allah records for him the reward of a hundred thousand months of fasting in any other city.” (Sunan Ibn Majah)
- “Anyone who falls ill in Makkah for one day, Allah renders his body and his flesh haram (forbidden) from the fire of Jahannam.” (Sahih Bukhari)
- Rasullullah(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) stated: “Anyone who falls ill in Makkah for one day, Allah records for that person the rewards of having done good deeds equivalent to sixty years worship in any other place.” (Muatta)
- “Anyone who endures the heat of Makkah with patience for an hour of the day, Allah will distance that person from the fire of Jahannam by a distance of a journey of five hundred years and bring him closer to Jannah by a distance of a journey of two hundred years. Indeed Makkah and Madinah eject any impurities within them like flames eject rust from iron. Understand carefully! Difficulties and calamities abounded in Makkah right from its inception. Great stages are realised by enduring these difficulties.” (Sahih Muslim)
- “Anyone who endures any difficulty experienced in Makkah (with patience), I will intercede and bear witness for him on the day of Qiyamat.” (Sunan ibn Majah)
- “The best valley on the face of this earth is the valley of lbrahim(alaihis salaam).” (Sahih Bukhari, Sunan Tirmizi)
- “There is no city in the world in which one finds an object, which when touched by any human being, cleanses him of his sins and leaves him in the same state as he was on the day his mother gave birth to him, except Makkah.” (Muatta)
- “There is no city on the face of this earth in which a person offers a salah in accordance with a command which Allah issued to his Nabi Sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam except Makkah.” (Sunan Ibn Majah)
Mountains of Makkah – Zain Bhikha
Additional information about Makkah
- Makkah is the city where the first house of worship for Allah was built.
- Makkah is the city where the most sacred mosque is located. Prayers in Masjid Ala Haram are rewarded 100,000 times more than the prayers in other mosques.
- The city of Makkah was declared a sanctuary by Allah.
- Most of the Messengers and Prophets of Allah visited this city including Prophet Abraham (Ibraheem) and Prophet Ishmael (Ismaeel).
- This is the city where Hazrat Hajrah (Hager) lived and raised her son Prophet Ishmael (Ismaeel). Prophet Ismaeel spent most of his life in Makkah.
- When Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was migrating from Makkah and going to Madinah, he turned his face towards Makkah and said, “ Makkah I love you and I know you love me but your people have forced me to leave you”.
- This is the city for which Prophet Ibrahim and Ismaeel made du’a to Allah.
- In this city Allah ordered Prophets Abraham and Ishmael to build the Ka’ba, the house of Allah, and invite the entire mankind to come for Hajj of Bait Al Ateeq. Since then countless humans have visited this blessed city and performed their pilgrimage.
- This is the city where our Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) was born and raised. This is the city where he first declared that Allah has made him the last messenger and prophet for entire mankind.
- Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) spent most of his life in Makkah.
- This city is truly cradle of Islam.
- This is the city where Zam Zam flows and provides nourishment to those who drink it.
- The miraculous journey of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) towards the Heavens, Al Asra wal Me’raj, started and ended in this city.
- Within the sanctuary of Makkah, there are so many signs of Allah (Sha’a-ir-Allah) and the historical sites such as the fields of Mina, Muzdhalifah, Arafat, the cave of Thore, the graveyard of Jannatul Mu’alla, the hills of Safa and Marwah, the house where Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was born, etc.
- This is the city where millions of Muslims yearn to go and millions more visit each year.