The Masjid al-Haram at night.
|Location||Mecca, Saudi Arabia|
|Ecclesiastical or organizational status||Mosque|
|Leadership||Sheikh Dr.Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais & numerous imams (see below)|
|Capacity||900,000 - Capacity increased during Hajj season|
|Minaret height||89 metres (292 ft)|
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Al-Masjid al-Ḥarām (المسجد الحرام IPA: [ʔælˈmæsʤɪd ælħɑˈrɑːm] "The Sacred Mosque"), is the largest mosque in the world. It is in the city of Mecca. It surrounds the Kaaba (the place which Muslims face while offering daily prayers). It is considered the holiest place on Earth by Muslims. The mosque is also known as the Grand Mosque. This mosque has nine minarets. Like Masjid al-Nabawi in Medina, it also has undergone many renovations and expansions. The latest expansion was during King Fahd's reign. Further expansion also has already been planned by the current ruler, King Abdullah.
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