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The knowledge of these places has been passed down through the ages and in some cases more than one location make claim to hosting the same historical place. In such instances has shown the most commonly believed site. Expansion by al-Muqtadir al-AbbasiAbbasid Caliph al-Muqtadir Billah made a small extension on the side where the Bab-e-Ebrahim was located. Expansion by Abu-Jafar al-MansurThe Abbasid Caliph, Abu-Jafar al-Mansur further enlarged the Haram in the mid-8th century CE.

The first major renovation to the mosque took place in 692 on the orders of Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan. Before this renovation, which included the mosque’s outer walls being raised and decoration added to the ceiling, the mosque was a small open area with the Kaaba at the center. Expansion by Umar (رضي الله عنه)During his Caliphate, Umar (رضي الله عنه) purchased and then demolished the houses immediately around the Ka’bah to enlarge the space. A low wall was built around to demarcate the area and torches were placed on it.

Masjid al-Haram (The Sacred Mosque)

The Hajj pilgrimage is one of the Pillars of Islam, required of all able-bodied Muslims who can afford the trip. On 5 March 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, the mosque began to be closed at night and the Umrah pilgrimage was suspended to limit attendance. The resumption of Umrah service began on 4 October 2020 with the first phase of a gradual resumption that was limited to Saudi citizens and expatriates from within the Kingdom at a rate of 30 per cent. 1998, the project started by the purchase of an 11 Acre property in Oakville and establishing Masjid Noor-Ul-Haram in the existing wooden house. As time goes by, hard work enabled us to pay for the property in 2006 and at the same time the community grows.

  • Expansion by Umar (رضي الله عنه)During his Caliphate, Umar (رضي الله عنه) purchased and then demolished the houses immediately around the Ka’bah to enlarge the space.
  • On 20 November 1979, the Great Mosque was seized by extremist insurgents who called for the overthrow of the Saudi dynasty.
  • It will help us to expand the site and create more functionality which will insha’Allah benefit many others.

He built the support columns around the Mataf and replaced the flat roof with small domes. In 2008, the Saudi government under King Abdullah Ibn Abdulaziz announced an expansion of the mosque, involving the expropriation of land to the north and northwest of the mosque covering 300,000 m2 . At that time, the mosque covered an area of 356,800 m2 including indoor and outdoor praying spaces. 40 billion riyals (US$10.6 billion) was allocated for the expansion project.


After Abraham had built the Kaaba, an angel brought to him the Black Stone, a celestial stone that, according to tradition, had fallen from Heaven on the nearby hill Abu Qubays. The Black Stone is believed by Islamic scholars to be the only remnant of the original structure made by Abraham. The Great Mosque contends with the Mosque of the Companions in the Eritrean city of Massawa and Quba Mosque in Medina as the oldest mosque. Some scholars, who reference Islamic tradition and the Quran, explain that the Islamic perspective claims that Islam as a religion preceded Muhammad, representing previous prophets such as Abraham. Abraham is credited by Muslims with having built the Kaaba in Mecca, and consequently its sanctuary, which according to the Muslim view is seen as the first mosque that ever existed. According to other scholars, Islam started during the lifetime of Muhammad in the 7th century CE, and so did architectural components such as the mosque.

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Expansion by Abdullah bin Zubair (رضي الله عنه)Abdullah Ibn al-Zubair (رضي الله عنه) further extended the Haram behind the Maqame Ebrahim. He also reconstructed the Ka’bah on the foundations of Ebrahim (عليه السلام), after it had been damaged by the first Umayyad siege. It needs to be noted that not just any random copy of the Quran can be placed in the blessed Masjid.