Posted on 2015-09-10 | Comments (0)
1400 years back, the most beautiful gift of Allah had been showered down on Muslims / people of the entire world as blessing. The spiritual religion, the religion that is a method of living, the essence of souls was sprinkled as glitters of glory, ISLAM! Flashing back to 1400 years, Allah’s messenger Muhammad (PBUH) was sent to earth.
He preached the entire Ummah the messages of Allah, for that it took him 23 years to deliver the true message of Allah. His journey of preaching Islam to his companions was accompanied by the book of Allah ‘QURAN’. For someone to reach height of glory in both the words, it is compulsion for them to follow the Quran and Sunnah!
The love of Muhammad (SAW) lies within the heart of every true believer. It is this love and his beloved teachings that drive our desire enthusiastically to visit the places Muhammad (SAW) visited, or the places that had been once visited by our other beloved Prophets (A.S)/ companions of Prophet Muhammad (SAW).
We as Ummah love him so much; we want to track down to the places to feel the presence of our beloved mentor (SAW) and other mentors (Prophets A.S). We want to visit the lands that still hold the aroma of the most important life occurring events in the history of mankind. Yes folks, this is agenda for today ‘Islamic Religious places in the world’
Here is the list of the 7 holy places embarked as Islamic religious places:
Situated in holiest city Mecca lays Allah’s house in Saudi Arabia. Mecca is the place where Muhammad (SAW) was born and practiced Islam for a major time of his life. It had been the most beloved land of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and it had been a land, where for the very first time Islam was preached.
The existence of Kaaba is traced back to time of ‘forever’ as long as mankind was discovered and prior to it. Kaaba existed since the time of Hazrat Aadam A.S. It had been through a lot of re-building / renovation since then. The most important of the Islamic ritual ‘Hajj’ is observed every year.
Muslims from all the across the fly to Mecca. Kaaba is surrounded by ‘Masjid ul haram’. Hajj is the pillar of Islam, and well you can infer through this the accountability/significance of visiting Kaaba and the surrounding land for a Muslim. This is the holiest of all the Islamic religious places for a Muslim / any being.
The second most Islamic religious place for Muslims is ‘Masjid-e- Nabvi’ in the holiest city of Medina. Medina, the most serene city, the city of peace, love and welcome. The city of our beloved, beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW).
The foundation of Masjid e Nabvi had been laid by our beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW) along with his companions. This is the second largest mosque in the world. The serenest place on the face of the earth is this beauty that lies in the city of Medina.
It is also the final resting place of Muhammad (SAW) and his sincere companions Hazrat Abu-Bakr (R.A) and Hazrat Umar (R.A). It is the most important of Islamic religious places in the world.
It is a holy city situated in Iraq. It is where the tomb of Hazrat Ali ibne talib (R.A) is built. The cousin and son-in-law of our beloved Muhammad (SAW). He was the first child to accept Islam.
This city holds great significance in the eyes of the Muslims being one of important places from the Islamic religious places.
A city in Iraq which holds a history with the most tragic event in the antiquity of this Ummah. A place where the brutally lethal war in the history of Muslims took place in the month of Muharram.A place where the family tree of Hazrat Muhammad (SAW) was martyred. A place where the blood of the innocents was shed. Hussain ibne Ali (R.A) was martyred in this land.
This place is a recall of manifestation of cruelty and brutality at its peak. The shrine of Hazrat Imam Hussain (R.A) is also present in the same city. This Islamic religious place holds a very vital significance for Muslims; it is an example of martyrdom, courage and sacrifice.
5. Cave Hira
It is situated on the mountain of Jabal al Nur in Mecca. Saudi Arabia. It is the very cave our beloved Prophet Muhammad (SAW) used to spend his time in meditation and praying in supreme solitude, before he became a Prophet at an age of 40.
The first revelation of Islam “Iqra” was sent to Muhammad (SAW) in this cave, brought by Hazrat Jibrail (A.S). Hence, it dictates an eminent importance in terms of Islamic religious places in the world.
It is regarded as one of the greatest mosques from the Islamic Religious places in the world. This Mosque is situated in Medina, Saudi Arabia.
The importance of this mosque lays with a very interesting religiously significant event that occurred there, yes, the change of Qibla from Jerusalem to Mecca.
Jerusalem is a very significant place for Islam. This city was the prayer’s direction before the direction was converted to Mecca.
Masjid-e-Aqsa is also situated in the city. This city has a history of a very important event in Islam of ‘Miraaj’. It is when the holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW) during his journey to heaven had stopped to pray at this city’s mosque. Hence it is one the most important Islamic religious places in the world.
Author: Haadiyah Mujahid