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July 3, 2010 at 11:54 am 48 comments

During our recent Umrah trip we got chance to visit Islamic museum in Makkah named as ‘Exhibition on buildings of two great Harams’. It is situated some 10 minutes driving distance from Masjidul Haram in old Jeddah road. The factory exclusive for weaving curtains (كسوة) of Kaaba(كعبة) and Hujratu Shareefa (حجرة الشريفة) is just wall away from this exhibition center.

Thanks to our friends working in Makkah who guided us to this place and many other special places which are normally out of reach of common pilgrims. As we planned our trip without any hamla (حملة) we could freely move around the holy places during break times of Prayers at Haram Shareef. But, we had only five days in Makkah and we ran of time as we couldn’t reach many places explained by our guide.

Islamic Museum in Makkah

The factory exclusive for weaving curtains (كسوة) of Kaaba(كعبة) and Hujratu Shareefa (حجرة الشريفة)

A teak staircase of the Holy Kaaba dating back to 1240H

The case which used to cover the stance (Maqam) of Prophet Ibrahim AlaihiSalam

A mouth piece of the Well of Zamzam with its ring and lid.*A pulley for lifting Zamzam water dating back to the end of the fourteenth century of the Hijrah. *A brass bucket which used to be in the Well of Zamzam dating back to 1299 H

Zamzam Well Lately

The frame of the Black Stone dating back to the reign Of the Ottoman Sultan Murad Khan

Portion of a marble pillar of a minarets of Holy Mosque in the era of Mameluke Sultan Sha'ban Bin Husain in 772 H.

The manual woven of the interior kisswah knitting of the Holy Ka'aba.

The Gutter of theHoly Ka'ba made of wood which is plated with gold from the outside and lead from inside.Dated 1273 H.

Door of Holy Ka'aba dating back to 1363 H made on order of King Abdul Aziz.

Lock and key of the Holy Ka'aba dating back to the year 1309 H. of the reign of the Ottoman Sultan Abdul Hamiid II

A ruined portion of a wooden pillar of the Holy Ka'ba Dating back to 65 H.

A copy of the orginal Othmani Musshaf which was written in the era of Othman Bin Affan


Entry filed under: Islam, Makkah.

Abdullah Ibn Umar Raliyallahu Anhu Islamic Museum in Makkah II

48 Comments Add your own

  • 1. slave of Allah  |  July 3, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Maashaa Allah Great!

  • 2. Abdulla  |  July 4, 2010 at 6:00 am

    سبحان الله
    what an irony once upon a time they demolished all historical monuments in the name of reformation ; now they want to preserve it !!!!!!

  • 3. Shameer  |  July 4, 2010 at 6:14 am

    Great collection of pictures. Thanks for sharing these, Jazakallah. May Allah accept your Umrah.

  • 4. baheer Pantharangadi  |  July 4, 2010 at 8:01 am

    it is the precious properties of the Muslimworld , first of all congratulatins to the KING OF SAUDI ARABI for protecting these precious pealrs with all honour, rspect and show the miracles of holy quran, I thank and appreciate the great bothers for his excellent effort to bring out the historical evidences to the Muslim world. May Almighty Allah grace the king and you with healthy long life and rewrd all of us his Jannathul firdouse, Ameen. Baheerhabeeb pantharangadi.

  • 5. abdul raoof  |  July 4, 2010 at 11:29 am

    Allahu Akbar

  • 6. പ്രചാരകൻ  |  July 5, 2010 at 6:29 am

    ഈ അപൂർവ്വ കാഴ്ചകൾ ഏവർക്കുമായി ഇവിടെ പോസ്റ്റ് ചെയ്തതിൽ നന്ദി . അല്ലാഹു സ്വീകരിക്കട്ടെ ആമീൻ

  • 7. Quran  |  July 13, 2010 at 11:41 am

    Subhan Allah… These are the precious things for Muslims. We are very proud of having these belongings of our beloved Prophet (PBUH).

  • 8. NASIR QAYYUM BUX  |  August 7, 2010 at 6:38 pm


    • 9. Ne3matullah  |  August 14, 2010 at 7:15 pm

      Brother Nasir Qayyum Bux ,
      You can copy pictures taken from Makkah Museum from this blog post.

  • 10. Saima Noor  |  August 14, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    As-salamu`alaikum wa-rahmatulah

    My parents are leaving for Mecca and Madina Ala Sakina Afdalus Salati Was-salam on the 27th of August – how can they go to the Museum?

    Wa-ssalamu`alaikum wa-rahmatullah

    Saima Noor

  • 11. Ne3matullah  |  August 14, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    Wa AlaikomuSsalam Wa- Rahmatullah

    In Makkah, the exhibition hall is in area “Al Kiswa” not too far from Masjidul Haram. (I guess < 10 KM). It is easy to book a taxi and to reach there with a fare of 15 SR. The fare may be more in rush season of Ramadan. Before going don't forget to check the timing as in Ramadan it might be different.
    In Madinah the exhibition hall is almost close to Haram in walkable distance. I don't remember exact area. Ask some local peoples for directions.

  • 12. Saima Noor  |  August 15, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    Okay Jaza Kum Allah Khayran

    Your pictures are great!!!!

  • 13. Ne3matullah  |  August 15, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Aameen Wa Iyyakum

    Thank You:)

  • 14. asif mohammad maqsood ahmed  |  February 6, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    سبحان الله الله اكبر لا اله محمد رسول الله

  • 15. masum ali  |  February 18, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    can some one provide information how to visit both museum at macca as well as madian, as earlier i tried twice. both time security said you have to take prior permission.

    kinldy reply on

  • 16. Umer Zeeshan  |  February 26, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    i m visiting mecca next month..can ny1 plz suggest which historical places are ther tht i shall see in mecca and medina..and also can nybody tell me tht can we take digital camera inside masjid al haram..???

  • 17. Ne3matullah  |  February 27, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Brother Umer Zeeshan,
    There are many historical places in and around the Holy Masjidul Haram. A few are mentioned here. Details on many sites are posted in this blog.

    1. Jabal al Noor and cave of Hira, the blessed place where angel Jibreel (عليه السلام) descended with messages from Allah to Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه و سلم for the first time.
    2. Jabal at Thour and cave of Thour, the blessed place where Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه و سلم and his closest companion Abu bakr al Ssiddiq (رضي الله عنه) rested for three days at the start of the migration to Madina.
    3. Birth place of Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه و سلم near Marwah gate. Now it is inside the library there.
    4. Al Muaalla Graveyard where many prominent companions of Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه و سلم including Ummul Muemineen Khadeejathul kubra (رضي الله عنها) and many past and recent scholars are buried
    5. Islamic Museum presenting antique artifacts from Holy Masjids of Makkah and Madina.
    6. Factory where curtain for Kaa’ba and Hujrathu Shareefa in Madeia are weaved (Public access won’t be available often)
    7. Arafat, Masjid al Namirah and Mount of Mercy (جبل الرحمة)
    8. Mina, Masjid Khaif and Jamarat (Most of the roads are blocked during non Hajj season). An old obscured Masjid which was exposed while digging for expansion near Jamarat is now preserved. Look down for a yellow painted small Masjid form main road near metro train. (Public visit was not allowed when I visited there)
    9. Muzdalifa, Area between Arafat and Mina where Hajj pilgrims stay on the night of Arafat.
    10. Wadi Muyassir, a small valley between Mina and Muzdalifa where Abrahat’s elephants and army were destroyed by Allah using Ababeel birds. I couldn’t see any marking there though.
    11. Grave of Ummul Muemineen Maimoona (رضي الله عنها) right side of Jeddah to Makkah road.
    12. Masjid al Rayyah, on Marwah to Muabda road
    13. Masjid al Jinn, on Marwah to Muabda road near Al Muaalla Graveyard
    14. Many sites in Taif, 80 KM east of Makkah like Masjid Abdullah ibn Abbas, a library and his grave, Masjid Addas, Masjid Koo’e

  • 18. Mohamed Khamisa  |  February 28, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    Assalamun Aleikum,
    I live in Mombasa Kenya.I have an authentic Aqeeq Gemstone written ALLAH on it naturally.I would love to sell it to the Makkah museum.It is truely a master piece which will be cherished by the whole of the muslim ummah.A brilliant piece written beautifully in arabic script written ALLAH naturally.It weighs seventeen carats.I can send you pictures if you dont mind.Thanks.

  • 19. irfana  |  April 28, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    assalam_o_alikum SUBHANALLHA its very precious collection last year i went to pray umrrah and went to museum and got many pisc can i post my collection plz reply soon .wasalam jazakALLHA

    • 20. Ne3matullah  |  April 28, 2011 at 4:14 pm

      Do you mean to post your collection in this post?

      We are more than happy for it. You can send it to You can also send any special notes to be added in the post.

  • 21. AYOOB HAKEEM  |  May 22, 2011 at 11:49 am



  • 22. monica  |  July 28, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    aAlhamdadulliah, Collection is good
    Jazak Allah

  • 23. zaheer  |  September 23, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    plz guide where are makkah meuseum…..

    • 24. Ne3matullah  |  October 5, 2011 at 10:20 am

      The exhibition building is located close to the Kiswa factory (Ka’aba cover) on Old Makkah – Jeddah road

  • 25. Mohammad Adil.Khan  |  December 20, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    Subhan Allah

  • 26. Mairaj Ahmed  |  January 16, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Hi, Your website is so cool, thank you and keep it up very nice job,, it is also a good and amazing website hope you would like it check it out here

  • 27. Muhammad Faisal Rizvi  |  March 29, 2012 at 5:42 pm


    My parents and siblings are in Mecca right now.They visited the museum today evening after ASAR prayers but it was closed and no one was there who can provide them the information about timings and any other procedural requirement to visit the museum.Can you please put us wise on it and secondly is there any exclusive website about the museum.We will be eagerly looking forward for your kind assistance.Thanks

  • 28. Alexander Amer  |  March 31, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    Alhamdulillah, I was there during haj 2011. which i am among the hundreds guest hajj visitors by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques. Very marvelous which we saw the past, excellent and i am very thankful to the King, all the brothers in the holy land for their very brotherly attention to us especially the Royal Protocols. Above all I thank Almighty ALLAH for everything.

  • 29. shazad  |  April 12, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Does this museum have a website?

    • 30. Ne3matullah  |  April 13, 2012 at 9:25 pm

      Wa Aalikumu Salam,

      Dear Brothers Shazad and Rizvi
      As far as I know there is no official website for this museum.Keep searching, you might find some useful information. If I get further details I will post it here Insha Allah.

  • 31. Seeker Of The Sacred Knowledge  |  April 17, 2012 at 8:43 am

    Assalamualaykum , MashahAllah

  • 32. moin uddin  |  April 24, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    plz. tell me timing of museum , as soon as possible.

  • 33. Navin A  |  June 4, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Could you tell me where can I find shops that sell antiques and shops that sell old books or antique book/manuscripts?


  • 34. nizam  |  June 16, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Salam all brothers and sisters. I too am eagerly wanting to visit this museum. I am in Mekah until this Monday. Please anybody i would appreciate if the times and procedures for visiting can be divulged to all. Searching the web has been frustrating and asking around is even futile with my almost zero arabic. thank you.

  • 35. Shajahan  |  September 24, 2012 at 7:33 am

    Nothing to say but “Masha Allah”

  • 36. noor  |  November 25, 2012 at 10:33 am

    mashaallah u have posted a great deal of information. thank you. btw do u know whether women are allowed to visit the museum?

  • 37. sharief  |  December 10, 2012 at 11:18 am

    mashallah ,great photes
    some muslims dont get the chance of going there because of no money ,so thanks for keeping this photes we can atleast see this

  • 38. Mohammed Arif. NK.  |  February 16, 2013 at 9:41 am

    Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar
    Laailaaha IllAllaahu Allaahu Akbar
    Allaahu Akbar WalillAaahil Hamd. !

    Maaasha Allah… Really ..Good Memories .

  • 39. Esmail shaikh  |  July 17, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    Incredible work mashallah. I have been to Umrah a few times and for Hajj, but never had the opportunity to visit. Inshallah, i will be going for Umrah next week in Ramada and hope to visit. Do you know if it is only open on Friday’s after Asr? Please let me know.

    Jazakhallah. Great pictures.

  • 40. w  |  August 10, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    Does anyone knows phone number or opening hours plz?

  • 41. Check out these historical sites in Makkah  |  August 20, 2013 at 3:52 pm

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  • 42. nazraqueen  |  August 23, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Mashallah! I was looking to go to this museum on my last Umrah; but inshaAllah, next year now!

  • 43. shameem  |  July 4, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    sobhan Allah,

  • 44. adnan khan  |  July 14, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    the beautiful collection of picture insha Allah i will see these pictures reality in my future and thanks those share this may Allah bless u

  • 45. Shayan Ali  |  October 17, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    can any one send the location map of the Museum

  • 46. Moin Khan  |  June 28, 2016 at 6:52 pm


    Inshallah i will go vacation period of EID UL FITTER…
    but i dont know way and location,,,
    and can i go bechler person,,, if any person know question both please give reply,,,

    Inshallah i hope ummat e muslimah in forwarded the humanity…

    Moin Khan

  • 47. kazi  |  March 5, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    Jazakallah khair

  • 48. Awez  |  November 10, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    Masha Allah brother very good and useful information. May Allah grant you success in both worlds. And jazakallah khair for your efforts.


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