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Valley Of Tuwa
There are numerous[clarification needed] sites in that are considered holy to Islam. Mecca
Mecca
and Medina
Medina
are the two holiest cities in Islam, unanimous among all sects.[1] While in the Islamic tradition, the Kaaba
Kaaba
in Mecca
Mecca
is considered the holiest site, followed by the Prophet's Mosque
Prophet's Mosque
in Medina, Al-Aqsa Mosque
Al-Aqsa Mosque
in Jerusalem
Jerusalem
is referred to as the third holiest site in Sunni tradition,[2] and one of the holiest sites in Shi'ite
Shi'ite
tradition.Contents1 Hijaz1.1 Mecca 1.2 Medina2 Shaam2.1 Jerusalem3 Sinai peninsula 4 See also 5 References 6 Bibliography 7 External linksHijaz[edit]A view of Mecca, as seen from Jabal al-Nour
Jabal al-Nour
in Saudi Arabia
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Holiest Sites In Islam (other)
Holiest sites in Islam
Holiest sites in Islam
may refer to:Holiest sites in Islam Holiest sites in Sunni Islam Holiest sites in Shia Islam Holiest sites in Sufi IslamThis disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title Holiest sites in Islam. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the inten
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Grave
A grave is a location where a dead body (typically that of a human, although sometimes that of an animal) is buried
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Ḥajj
The Hajj
Hajj
(/hædʒ/;[1] Arabic: حَجّ‎ Ḥaǧǧ "pilgrimage") is an annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca,[2] the holiest city for Muslims, and a mandatory religious duty for Muslims that must be carried out at least once in their lifetime by all adult Muslims who are physically and financially capable of undertaking the journey, and can support their family during their absence.[3][4][5] It is one of the five pillars of Islam, alongside Shahadah, Salat, Zakat
Zakat
and Sawm. The Hajj
Hajj
is the second largest annual gathering of Muslims in the world.[6] The state of being physically and financially capable of performing the Hajj
Hajj
is called istita'ah, and a Muslim
Muslim
who fulfills this condition is called a mustati
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Five Pillars Of Islam
Sunni
Sunni
theological traditionsIlm al-KalamAsh'ari1 Maturidi Sunni
Sunni
Murji'ah Traditionalist2Shi'a Twelver3PrinciplesTawhid Adalah Prophecy Imamah QiyamahPracticesSalah Sawm Zakat Hajj Khums Jihad Commandin
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Mosque Of Imam Husayn
The Maqam al- Imam
Imam
Al-Ḥusayn ibn ‘Ali (Arabic: مَقـام الإمـام الـحـسـيـن ابـن عـلي‎) is the mosque and burial site of Al-Husayn ibn ‘Ali, the Third Imam
Imam
of Islam, in the city of Karbala’, Iraq. It stands on the site of the Mausoleum
Mausoleum
of Imam
Imam
Husayn, who was a grandson of Muhammad, near the place where he was martyred during the Battle of Karbala’ in 680 C.E..[1][2] The tomb of Imam
Imam
Husayn is one of the holiest places for Shi‘ites, outside of Mecca
Mecca
and Medina, and many make pilgrimages to the site
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Al-Abbas Mosque
The Al-‘Abbās Mosque or Masjid al-‘Abbās (Arabic: مسجد الامام العباس‎) is the mausoleum of ‘Abbās ibn ‘Alī and historical building, located across from the Imām Husayn Mosque in Karbalā, Iraq. ‘Abbās was son of Ali ibn Abi Talib
Ali ibn Abi Talib
and the half-brother of Hasan and Husayn, and was the flag-bearer for Husayn in the Battle of Karbalā. Also, he was the chief of the caravans of Husayn ibn Ali. The distance between the shrines of ‘Abbās and Husayn is the same as the distance between the hills of Al-Safa and Al-Marwah
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Karbala
Karbala
Karbala
(Arabic: كَرْبَلَاء‎, Karbalā’, Persian: کربلاء) is a city in central Iraq, located about 100 km (62 mi) southwest of Baghdad, and a few miles east of Lake Milh.[2][3] Karbala
Karbala
is the capital of Karbala
Karbala
Governorate, and has an estimated population of 0.7 million people (2015). The city, best known as the location of the Ma'rakat Karbalā’ (Arabic: مَعرَكة كَـربَـلَاء‎, Battle of Karbala) in 680 CE, or the Masjidayn (Arabic: مَـسـجِـدَيـن‎, two Mosques) of Imam
Imam
Husayn and Abbas,[4][5] is considered as a holy city for Shi'ite Muslims as Mecca, Medina
Medina
and Jerusalem
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Iraq
Coordinates: 33°N 44°E / 33°N 44°E / 33; 44 Republic
Republic
of Iraqجمهورية العراق (Arabic) کۆماری عێراق (Kurdish)FlagCoat of armsMotto: الله أكبر (Arabic) "Allahu Akbar" (transliteration) "God is the Greatest"Anthem: "Mawtini" "موطني" (English: "My Homeland")Capital and largest city Baghdad 33°20′N 44°26′E / 33.333°N 44.433°E / 33.333; 44.433Official languagesArabic KurdishReligion IslamDemonym IraqiGovernment Federal p
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Muhammad In Medina
The Islamic prophet Muhammad
Muhammad
came to Medina
Medina
following the migration of his followers in what is known as the Hijra (migration to Medina) in 622
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Masjid Al-Qiblatayn
The Mosque
Mosque
of the Two Qiblas (Arabic: مَـسْـجِـد الْـقِـبْـلَـتَـیْـن‎, Masjid al-Qiblaṫayn) is a mosque in Medina
Medina
that is historically important for Muslims as the place where, after the Islamic Prophet
Islamic Prophet
Muhammad
Muhammad
received the command to change the Qiblah (Arabic: قِـبْـلَـة‎, Direction of Prayer) from Jerusalem
Jerusalem
to Mecca, the entire congregation led by a companion changed direction in prayer. Thus it uniquely contained Miḥrâbayn (Arabic: مِـحْـرَابَـيْـن‎, Two prayer niches)
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Sacred
Sacred
Sacred
means revered due to sanctity and is generally the state of being perceived by religious individuals as associated with divinity and considered worthy of spiritual respect or devotion; or inspiring awe or reverence among believers. Objects are often considered sacred if used for spiritual purposes, such as the worship or service of gods
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Qibla
The Qibla
Qibla
(Arabic: قِـبْـلَـة‬‎, "Direction"), also transliterated as Qiblah, Qibleh, Kiblah, Kıble or Kibla, is the direction that should be faced when a Muslim
Muslim
prays during Ṣalāṫ (Arabic: صَـلَاة‎). It is fixed as the direction of the Kaaba in the Hejazi[2] city of Mecca. Most mosques contain a wall niche that indicates the Qiblah, which is known as a miḥrâb (Arabic: مِـحْـرَاب‎). Most multifaith prayer rooms will also contain a Qibla, although usually less standardized in appearance than one would find within a mosque.[3] Muslims
Muslims
all praying towards the same point is traditionally considered to symbolize the unity of the Ummah
Ummah
(Arabic: اُمَّـة‎, the community Muslims
Muslims
worldwide), under Sharī‘ah (Arabic: شَـرِيْـعَـة‎, Law of God)
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Greater Syria
The historic region of Syria
Syria
(Hieroglyphic Luwian: Sura/i; Greek: Συρία; in modern literature called Greater Syria, Syria-Palestine, or the Levant) is an area located east of the Mediterranean sea. The oldest attestation of the name Syria
Syria
is from the 8th century BC in a bilingual inscription in Hieroglyphic Luwian and Phoenician. In this inscription the Luwian word Sura/i was translated to Phoenician ʔšr "Assyria."[1] For Herodotus
Herodotus
in the 5th century BC, Syria
Syria
extended as far north as the Halys river
Halys river
and as far south as Arabia and Egypt. For Pliny the Elder
Pliny the Elder
and Pomponius Mela, Syria
Syria
covered the entire Fertile Crescent
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Levant
 Cyprus  Israel  Iraq  Jordan  Lebanon  Palestine  Syria   Turkey
Turkey
(Hatay Province)Broader definition Egypt  Greece   Cyrenaica
Cyrenaica
(Libya)   Turkey
Turkey
(whole territory)Population 44,550,926[a]Demonym LevantineLanguages Levantine Arabic, Hebrew, Aramaic, Armenian, Circassian, Greek, Kurdish, Ladino, Turkish, DomariTime Zones UTC+02:00 (EET) ( Turkey
Turkey
and Cyprus)Largest citiesDamascus Amman Aleppo Baghdad Beirut Gaza Jerusalem Tel AvivThe Levant
Levant
(/ləˈvænt/) is an approximate historical geographical term referring to a large area in the Eastern Mediterranean. In its narrowest sense it is equivalent to the historical region of Syria
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Mashriq
The Mashriq
Mashriq
(Arabic: مَـشْـرِق‎, also Mashreq, Mashrek) is the region of the Arab world
Arab world
to the east of Egypt
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