Islamic pilgrimage sites
Top pilgrimage sites for Shia or Sunni muslims. Mecca and Medina are generally considered no. 1 and no. 2, several others are vying for spots no. 3 - 5.
|Ancient ksours||Chinguetti: major site for African pilgrims, principal gathering place for pilgrims of the Maghreb to gather on the way to Mecca|
|Bolgar||Muslim pilgrimage centre (AB ev)|
|Central Highlands||Adam's Peak|
|Damascus||Umayyad Mosque, after Mecca and Medina possibly the world's third most important mosque|
|Harar||"the fourth holiest city of Islam"|
|Hebron/Al-Khalil Old Town|
|Kairouan||Centre of Islamic faith in the Maghreb; "third-holiest site" in Islam|
|Old City of Jerusalem||In terms of the virtue of a religious site, and the value of prayers performed within it, Muslims believe that the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem is the third most virtuous mosque|
|Robben Island||Just to the north of the maximum security prison is the Kramat, a monument built in 1967 on the site where Hadjie Mattarm, a Muslim holy man exiled by the VOC from the East Indies to Robben Island in 1744, was buried. He died in 1755 and his tomb became a place of pilgrimage for the Muslim community of the Cape. (AB ev)|
|Sulaiman-Too||Sulaiman-Too is the main holy and pilgrimage site for Muslims of southern Kyrgyzstan and the Ferghana Valley|
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