The most sacred place in Islam


Mecca is the most sacred place in the religion of Islam. Every person in Islam prays five times each day in the direction of Mecca. Every year there is a large pilgrimage of the hajj which brings thousands of people to the city of Mecca, which is said to be the birthplace of Muhammad.

Ancient Mecca

This is a drawing of what ancient Mecca looked like.

What is the religious significance of Mecca?

Mecca's Religion

Mecca is the sacred place for Muslims. In the Muslim religion, Muhammad was born here.