This is the purest part of the earth. This is the place which is chosen by Almighty Allah (GOD) for His HAR`M. In Holy "Quran" it is called "BA-BAKKATUL MUBARKA". This part of the earth is also discussed and explained in other religious book like Bible.
A street of toady's' Makkah city
Due to respect and purity, there is no Airport in Makkah but in Jeddah, which is one hour drive away has two International Airports and a sea port . Jeddah is the first destination for the pilgrims. Umra pilgrims may easily come to makkah from both of the jeddah airports by buses and taxis which are easily available out side airports.. Buses generally takes 20 riyal per person whereas private taxis charges 100 riyals. Already arranged transport is provided to Haj pilgrims who goes their through proper haj scheme.
view of king
SSince no non muslim is allowed to enter in pure atmosphere of MAKKAH , big boards have been fixed to direct them to divert their vehicles to opposite direction to makkah.
The direction board is clearly indicating the diversion for non muslims not to enter in Makkah
It is jeddah makkah express way. symbolicRahal
(quran stand) and verses of quran over head is in
fact the place where the boundries of Holy makkah
starts. Non muslims not allowed beyond this point.
Oh---my beloved holy Makkah is very near now.
A SIGN BOARD
.For academic information it may be noted that in arabic jeddah means "grand mother or ancestor" . Since this is the city where the grave of syeda hawa (the EVE) is situated, it is called Jeddah (city of the mother of all human beings).
Grave of bibi Hawwa---(The EVE) in jeddah
Around masjid-ul-Haram in Makkah a number of modern hotels and apartments are available where pilgrims can stay. In Hajj and during Ramadan rates are very high but negotiable whereas, in other months rates are considerably low and rooms are easily available. A number of international telephone booths are available around Makkah Mosque. computerized public call offices are also there. From midnight to Salat-ul-Fajr, discounted rates on International calls are applied.
The main bus terminus is situated near to Bab-e-Fahad (One of
the gate of Masjid-ul-Haram) where
government buses (SABTACO--saudi
arabian gus transport corporation--) are available round the
clock for Madina-e-Munawwara and
other cities of Saudi Arabia.
SABTACO BUS PICTURE
According to Syedna Ali (R.A), there is difference between Makkah and Bakkah. The city is called Makkah but inner side of Haram where Tawaf is done is called Bakkah. It looks logical as Tawaf is not allowed outside Haram.
The whole city is surrounded by number of dry mountains and their height is 200 to 600 feet. In fact, these mountains are natural and safety walls. It is nearly 3 Km. long from east to west and its width is 1-1/2Km. from south to north.
The name of mountains around Makkah are:
- Qalg Mount (in the north)
- Qaqian Mount (in the north)
- Hindi Mount (in the north)
- Kuda Mount (in the north)
- Abu Hadida Mount (in the south)
- Kudi Mount (in the south)
- Mount Qubais (in the south)
Mount Kuda and Mount Qubais are the most historical mount among all others. When Prophet (P.B.U.H) conquered Makkah. He (P.B.U.H) entered in the holy city as a conqueror (victorious) through Kuda Mount. On the other hand Qubais Mount is called the first ever mount which was created by Almighty Allah on the earth.
Makkah is 30 meter high to sea level and its
between 25C to 50C. From December to Feburary it is medium
cold but from
March to October it remains hot but June, July and August
are very hot.
For current temperature in makkah click here
In holy Quran Makkah is described in 50 places.