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.
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- 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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