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Assalamu 'alaykum
The following question was answered by Shaykh Mustafa Jaffer.

Salaams & Duas
Ummulbanin Merali - Moderator - 'Aalim Network
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QUESTION:

What are the three holiest Muslim cities and what is the signifiance of
each city?


ANSWER:

The three Holy Cities are:

1) MAKKAH : It is the holiest city for Muslims. It houses the Ka'abah, the
House of Allah. To it face the billion Muslims five times a day when
performing their prayers. To Makkah converge millions of Muslims from all
over the world to perform the rites of Pilgrimage.

2) MADINAH : It is the city to which the Holy Prophet (SAW) migrated and
spent his life there. He is buried in that city and the millions that visit
Makkah also visit the shrine of the Holy Prophet (SAW) in MAdinah.

3) JERUSALEM : The third holiest city for Muslims. It was the quibla (place
where Muslims face when they recite their Prayers) before the Ka'abah
became the Quibla. It also houses the Masjid Al-Aqsa which the Holy Prophet
(SAW) visited before he ascended to the skies on a visit (Mi'raaj).



Wa Minallahit Tawfiq


Mustafa


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