Historical Places in Makkah – Part 1

Historical Places in Makkah – Part 1

The history of Makkah dates back to the time of prophet Ibrahim (Abraham, PBUH) who, with the help of his son prophet Ismail (Ishmael PBUH), constructed Kaaba on the commandment of Allah at the location as we see today. It can be said the foundations of this city were laid by descendants of prophet Ismail (PBUH). Since Islam also originated from this city, the land of Makkah has witnessed countless events that changed the course of the history and mankind. I will try to gather some important historical places in this post, which is first part of the series. Continue reading Historical Places in Makkah – Part 1

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40 Days of Work and Fun in UAE

It was start of 2010 when I visited United Arab Emirates. Though it was an official trip sponsored by my company yet I fully utilized that opportunity to explore UAE during my off hours. Continue reading 40 Days of Work and Fun in UAE

Wadi Al-Jinn (Genie Valley) Near Madinah – Does It Really Exists?

You may not have heard the word “Jinn” before. So first thing first, what is a Jinn exactly? The closest synonym which I found is “Genie”, a supernatural creature. Many of you won’t believe that they exist but these are well-known in Islamic scriptures. Jinns are mentioned in many places in Quran e.g. Allah says regarding prophet Suleiman (prophet Solomon) PBUH:

“And before Suleiman (Solomon) were marshalled his hosts of jinn and men and birds, and they were all kept in order and ranks.” (Quran 27:17) Continue reading Wadi Al-Jinn (Genie Valley) Near Madinah – Does It Really Exists?