The city of Makkah lays at the bottom of the Hejaz Mountains on the Tihamah plain that runs on the western side of Saudi Arabia along the Red Sea.
After being a land very few was known about except the toughness of its climate, central Arabia became in the 7th century CE at the center of a major change that would impact the entire world till nowadays. Indeed in an oasis named Makkah, located on a secondary caravan trade, will witness the birth of a new religion that will count 1.5 billion people 1500 years later, Islam.
It’s in the 7th century CE that Makkah will be at the center of a major change that would impact the entire world till nowadays. Indeed, in 610 CE a merchant named Muhammad began to receive divine revelations that will led to the redaction of the Quran and will give birth of Islam, a religion that will count 1.5 billion people 1500 years later.
Its unique role in Islam is reflected in his full name “Makkah Al-Mukarramah”, which stands for “Makkah the Honored”, also translated as the “Holy City of Makkah”.