Mecca: Al-Haramain Museum

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

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Wahyudi and I offered the pilgrims to visit the Museum of Haramain; where historical objects such as wooden stairs that used to enter the Ka’ba or zamzam well complete with it’s ancient bucket. But most of the pilgrims were too tired so we decided to return to hotel. Only family of Doctor Keiko is still enthusiastic, but it’s too late.

In general, umrah pilgrims are not invited by the travel agency to the museum located on the outskirts of Mecca; whereas within it many historical relics that can be viewed closely. There hung the old kiswah (a certain garment made by wool embroided with golden thread) used to cover the Ka’ba. The fabrication of the kiswah has traditionally been the right of the Egyptians to the extent that they have made it from the best material. Last but not the least, they even adding genuine gold to knit the calligraphy that adorned it.

Here we can also see a copy of original manuscripts of The Qur’an written during the Caliphate of Uthman ibn Affan. There is also hajar aswad (black stone attached to the Ka’ba) and Maqam Ibrahim (Stone ladder used by Abraham during the construction of Ka’ba). The pilgrims can also see pictures of two holy cities from time to time. Do not forget also the replica of the door of the Nabawi Mosque which is still good although it has long been removed from the gate.

I recommend you to visit this museum. For additional cost of 20 Saudi Real per person in sha’ Allah you will visit an awesome places not listed in the extraordinary pilgrimage schedule.

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