Makkah: The Holy City of Islam

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Embark on a journey through the heart of Islamic culture with Makkah, a must-read book for anyone seeking to explore this holy city. Considered a once-in-a-lifetime experience, a visit to Makkah immerses visitors in the traditions and religious significance that are so carefully woven into every aspect and architectural detail of the city.

Discover the Ka'bah, the cube-shaped structure at the center of the Holy Mosque, believed to have been built by Adam and then rebuilt by Abraham and his son Ishmael. Every day, Muslims all around the world face towards the Ka'bah when they pray. This is just one of the many monuments explored in Makkah, providing readers with an exclusive look at the wonders found within the city.

Today, the Holy Mosque is crowned with an emerald beacon - the Makkah Clock - a landmark that adds to Makkah's beautiful landscape. With its engaging text and captivating photographs, this book takes you on a journey through the city's unique history and significance.

Experience the magic of Makkah with this must-read book.


  • 190 pages
  • Over 100 illustrations
  • English language
  • Released in
  • W 15.6 x L 18.5 x D 3.03 in
  • Silk hardcover in silk clamshell
  • ISBN: 9781649801678
  • 19.84 lbs.


Meraj N. Mirza is a member of the Makkah Province Board and a visiting scholar at Harvard University’s Center for Geographic Analysis. Mirza is also an associate professor in physical geography at Umm Al-Qura University in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. He has published several books, including The Digital Illustrated Atlas of Makkah and the Holy Environs, Makkah from the Sky: Past and Present, Atlas of Makkah Maps and Historical Sites in Makkah.

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