Masjid al-Haram

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Al-Masjid al-Ḥarām.
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Religion
AffiliationIslam
ProvinceMakkah
RegionHejaz
Ecclesiastical or organizational statusMosque
LeadershipSheikh Dr.Abdul Rahman Al-Sudais & numerous imams (see below)
Location
LocationMecca, Saudi Arabia
Geographic coordinates21°25′19.2″N 39°49′33.6″E / 21.422000°N 39.826000°E / 21.422000; 39.826000Coordinates: 21°25′19.2″N 39°49′33.6″E / 21.422000°N 39.826000°E / 21.422000; 39.826000
Architecture
Architectural typeMosque
Architectural styleIslamic
Completed638, 1571
Specifications
Capacity900,000 - Capacity increased during Hajj season
Minaret(s)9
Minaret height89 metres (292 ft)

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 was planned by the former ruler, King Abdullah.[1]

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