Center for Muslim-Jewish Engagement

A Partnership between the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion,
Omar Ibn Al Khattab Foundation, & USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture

Religious Sites

Religious Sites in Islam
  • Overview of Islamic Pilgrimage Sites This website provides information about various pilgrimage sites for Muslims based on location
  • The Kaaba in Mecca This website provides the Islamic history of the Kaaba in Mecca, the holiest place of worship in Islam
  • Medina Medina is the second holiest site in Islam. It is known as the "City of the Prophet" and is in the Hejaz region of western Saudi Arabia.
  • Karbala Karbala is a city holy to Shiite Muslims as the location of the "Battle of Karbala" in which Husayn ibn Ali was martyred
  • Jerusalem At the heart of Jerusalem lies the Al-Haram al-Sharif, which houses both the Al-Aqsa mosque and the Dome of the Rock
  • "To Pray in Jerusalem," Written and photographed by William Tracy, Saudi Aramco World, pp 24-31, July/August 1974. This article outlines the religious and historical significance of Jerusalem to Muslims
  • Al-Hussein Mosque, Cairo Built in 1154 in Cairo, this mosque is one of the holiest sites in Egypt


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