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Masjid al-Haram

Masjid al-Haram
NameAl-Masjid al-Ḥarām
The Sacred Mosque
Latitude21.422
Longitude39.826
LocationSA Makkah, Saudi Arabia
Year638
AdministrationSaudi Arabian government
ImamAbdul Rahman Al-Sudais
Saud Al-Shuraim
TraditionSunni Salafi
Specificationsyes
Capacity900,000 (increased to 4,000,000 during the hajj period)
Minaret Quantity9
Minaret Height89 m (292 ft)

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Al-Masjid al-Ḥarām ( , pronounced -arʔælˈmæsdʒɪd ælħɑˈrɑːm, "The Sacred Mosque") is the largest mosque in the world. Located in the city of Mecca (Makkah), it surrounds the Kaaba, the place which Muslims worldwide turn towards while performing daily prayers and is Islam's holiest place. The mosque is also known as the Grand Mosque.

The current structure covers an area of 356800 m2 (88.2 acre) including the outdoor and indoor praying spaces and can accommodate up to four million Muslim worshipers during the Hajj period, one of the largest annual gatherings of people in the world.


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