Hajj Chronicles Part 15: Things to see

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Previous posts in this series: Parts 1 to 14

Old houses in Makkah - on the outskirts of the haram area Old houses in Makkah – on the outskirts of the haram area

Early sights

Like Madinah, there are many historical sites to see in Makkah. We covered a number of these in two trips – the first being a bus ziyarah to the Cave of Thowr and Mount Arafah, among others. The cave, of course, is where the Prophet s.a.w. and Abu Bakr r.a. hid for a few days during their hijrah to Madinah. It was mid-morning, so we didn’t actually go up (it would be crazy to do so in that hear) – but some people did go on their own at a later date.

The other major stop of that trip was Mount Arafah, which is the exact spot that many of us wish to be at on the day of Arafah – since it was where the…

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