As per the Ministry of Interior (MOI), Saudi Arabia's Website, today, 8th May 2016 is the 1st of the Islamic Month of Shaban. Based on this the Moon Sighting for the Month of Ramadan will be held on Sunday, 5th June 2016. If the moon is sighted then 6th June 2016 will be the 1st of Ramadan. If not sighted then 7th June 2016 will be the 1st of Ramadan in Saudi Arabia. ... Continue Reading
Makkah or Makkah tul Mukarramah (Makkah the Honored) is the holiest city in Islam. It is home to the biggest and most important mosque in the world, Al-Masjid Al-Haram. At the center lies the most sacred site in Islam, The Kaʿbah, The House of Allah. Muslims all over the globe face towards the Kaʿbah while offering prayer/salah/namaz.
Makkah is the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad SAW and the site of Muhammad's SAW first revelation of the Quran. Makkah is visited by more than 15 million Muslims every year to perform Hajj and Umrah.
Makkah category contains posts about the importance of the city, it's history and guidance on visiting the city.