1 . This is the Greatest mosque of the Universe where Almighty Allah blesses sawab more than one lac times compare to the salat offered any other places / mosques. it is called Grand mosque or Masjid-ul-Haram
2 . In the middle of this mosque, there is KABA-TUL-LAH,
which is the QIBLA ( Direction of Prayers---SALAT) of Muslims.
Settelite view of masjid-ul-Haram and holy Makkah
3 . There are only three mosques in the world where the Prophet MUHAMMAD (S. A. W.) ordered to come specially for offering Salat (Prayer). Out of these three, First one is Masjid -ul- Haram.
"In masjid ul haram Almighty Allah
120 benefits and mercies continuously. Out of which 60 are
to those who has been doing their tawaf around the holy kabbah. 40
are gifted to those who are offering their salat (compulsory or
nafil ) and 20 are fixed for those who are just sitting and watching continuously
towards holy kabbah"
4 . This mosque is a unique model of construction. It is so big, millions of faithful may gather here in the same time. Sound system is so effective, that a man does not feel himself far from "IMAM" . Lighting system is incredible, no one can realize when sun sets and artificial lights replace it.
5 . There are 95 gates of Masjid -ul- Haram, out of which 5 are main gates.
6 . In Masjid -ul- Haram, there is a Centrally Air Conditioning system.
7 . Lifts and escalators are installed for upper level as well as the roof. A basement is also built. Whole the Mosque is fully carpeted and thousands of cold Zam Zam coolers are kept very systematically through out the mosque which double its attraction.
picture of basement of Haram
Out of Haram newly constructed
around the mosque has increased the capacity of faithful to offer
This floor is a model of unique construction. Modern bathrooms and
are built in the basement out side Haram which may be used by thousands
of pilgrims at a time. escalators take pilgrims in double layered
These bathrooms are built in front of each and every gate of haram.
and modern bathing and ablution facilities are available here. some
rooms are reserved for ladies and sign boards are fixed over
Arabic and english directives are written over it. In arabic gents wash
room is called "DURA-E-MEYA RIJAL" and "DURA-E-MEYA
" is known as ladies wash room. Rijal means MEN whereas NISA means
arabic Ahlan Dictionary for necessary arabic/english meanings)
complete map of inside of Masjid-ul-Haram
important statistics of
8 . Main five gates of
-ul- Haram are:-
- BAB -e- MALIK ABDUL AZIZ
- BAB -e- FATEH
- BAB -e- SAFA
- BAB -e- UMRA
- BAB -e- FAHAD (The Newest Gate)
9 . Area of
365,000 Sq. Meter
10. Capacity of worshipers : 773,000 people
11. Big Tombs : 4 tombs (these are built on
: 48 (Total
52 tombs including 4 big tombs)
13. Total Gates : 95
14. Escalators : 56
15. Lifts : Available near Bab-e-Safa
Bab-e-Fatha have 2 minarets each whereas
Bab-e-Safa has only one minaret.)
17. Height of Minarets : 92 Meters.
MODEL OF MASJID-UL-HARAM-----MAKKAH
VIEW OF MASJID-UL-HARAM-MAKKAH
VIDEO----OUTSIDE OF MASJID-UL-HARAM