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Makkah Region

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The Makkah Region or Mecca Region (مِـنْـطَـقَـة مَـكَّـة الـمُـكَـرَّمَـة) is the most populous region (minṭaqah) in Saudi Arabia. [1]

38 relations: 'Asir Region, Abdul Majeed bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Abdullah bin Faisal Al Saud, Al Bahah Region, Al Jumum, Al Lith, Al Madinah Region, Al Qunfudhah, Capital city, Faisal of Saudi Arabia, Fawwaz bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Hejaz, Holy city, Islam, ISO 3166-2:SA, Jeddah, Jizan Region, Khalid bin Faisal Al Saud, Majid bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Mecca, Mintaqah, Mishaal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Mishaal bin Abdullah Al Saud, Muhammad, Mutaib bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Port, Prophet, Prophets and messengers in Islam, Rabigh, Ranyah, Red Sea, Regions of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh Region, Saudi Arabia, Ta'if, The event of Ghadir Khumm, Tihamah, Turubah.

'Asir Region

The Asir Region (or Aseer, عسير) is a region of Saudi Arabia located in the southwest of the country that is named after the ʿAsīr tribe.

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Abdul Majeed bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

Abdul Majeed bin Abdul Aziz (Arabic: عبد المجيد بن عبد العزيز آل سعود) (1942 – 5 May 2007) was a prominent member of House of Saud.

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Abdullah bin Faisal Al Saud

Abdullah bin Faisal Al Saud (18 June 1923 – 8 May 2007) was a Saudi businessman and a senior member of House of Saud.

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Al Bahah Region

Al-Bahah Region is a region of Saudi Arabia.

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Al Jumum

Al Jumum is a village in Makkah Province, in western Saudi Arabia.

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Al Lith

Al Lith is a city in the Tihamah region on the coast of the Red Sea south west of the holy city of Mecca.

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Al Madinah Region

The Madinah Region (المدينة المنورة Al-Madīnah al-Munawarah) is a region of Saudi Arabia, located on the country's west side, along the Red Sea coast.

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Al Qunfudhah

Al Qunfudhah, also known as Kunfuda, is a city in the Tihamah region on the coast of the Red Sea.

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Capital city

A capital city (or simply capital) is the municipality exercising primary status in a country, state, province, or other administrative region, usually as its seat of government.

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Faisal of Saudi Arabia

Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (فيصل بن عبدالعزيز آل سعود; 14 April 1906 – 25 March 1975) was King of Saudi Arabia from 1964 to 1975.

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Fawwaz bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

Fawwaz bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (1934 – 19 July 2008) (Arabic: فواز بن عبد العزيز آل سعود) was a senior member of the House of Saud.

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Hejaz

The Hejaz (اَلْـحِـجَـاز,, literally "the Barrier"), is a region in the west of present-day Saudi Arabia.

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Holy city

Holy city is a term applied to many cities, all of them central to the history or faith of specific religions.

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Islam

IslamThere are ten pronunciations of Islam in English, differing in whether the first or second syllable has the stress, whether the s is or, and whether the a is pronounced, or (when the stress is on the first syllable) (Merriam Webster).

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ISO 3166-2:SA

ISO 3166-2:SA is the entry for Saudi Arabia in ISO 3166-2, part of the ISO 3166 standard published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), which defines codes for the names of the principal subdivisions (e.g., provinces or states) of all countries coded in ISO 3166-1.

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Jeddah

Jeddah (sometimes spelled Jiddah or Jedda;; جدة, Hejazi pronunciation) is a city in the Hijaz Tihamah region on the coast of the Red Sea and is the major urban center of western Saudi Arabia. It is the largest city in Makkah Province, the largest seaport on the Red Sea, and with a population of about four million people, the second-largest city in Saudi Arabia after the capital city, Riyadh. Jeddah is Saudi Arabia's commercial capital. Jeddah is the principal gateway to Mecca and Medina, two of the holiest cities in Islam and popular tourist attractions. Economically, Jeddah is focusing on further developing capital investment in scientific and engineering leadership within Saudi Arabia, and the Middle East. Jeddah was independently ranked fourth in the Africa – Mid-East region in terms of innovation in 2009 in the Innovation Cities Index. Jeddah is one of Saudi Arabia's primary resort cities and was named a Beta world city by the Globalization and World Cities Study Group and Network (GaWC). Given the city's close proximity to the Red Sea, fishing and seafood dominates the food culture unlike other parts of the country. In Arabic, the city's motto is "Jeddah Ghair," which translates to "Jeddah is different." The motto has been widely used among both locals as well as foreign visitors. The city had been previously perceived as the "most open" city in Saudi Arabia.

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Jizan Region

Jizan Region (جيزان) is the second smallest (after Al Bahah) region of Saudi Arabia.

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Khalid bin Faisal Al Saud

Khalid al-Faisal Al Saud (خالد الفيصل بن عبد العزيز آل سعود) (born 24 February 1940) is the current Governor of Makkah Province in Saudi Arabia.

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Majid bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

Majid bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (19 October 1938 – 13 April 2003) was a member of House of Saud and served in different cabinet positions as well as Mecca governor.

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Mecca

Mecca or Makkah (مكة is a city in the Hejazi region of the Arabian Peninsula, and the plain of Tihamah in Saudi Arabia, and is also the capital and administrative headquarters of the Makkah Region. The city is located inland from Jeddah in a narrow valley at a height of above sea level, and south of Medina. Its resident population in 2012 was roughly 2 million, although visitors more than triple this number every year during the Ḥajj (حَـجّ, "Pilgrimage") period held in the twelfth Muslim lunar month of Dhūl-Ḥijjah (ذُو الْـحِـجَّـة). As the birthplace of Muhammad, and the site of Muhammad's first revelation of the Quran (specifically, a cave from Mecca), Mecca is regarded as the holiest city in the religion of Islam and a pilgrimage to it known as the Hajj is obligatory for all able Muslims. Mecca is home to the Kaaba, by majority description Islam's holiest site, as well as being the direction of Muslim prayer. Mecca was long ruled by Muhammad's descendants, the sharifs, acting either as independent rulers or as vassals to larger polities. It was conquered by Ibn Saud in 1925. In its modern period, Mecca has seen tremendous expansion in size and infrastructure, home to structures such as the Abraj Al Bait, also known as the Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel, the world's fourth tallest building and the building with the third largest amount of floor area. During this expansion, Mecca has lost some historical structures and archaeological sites, such as the Ajyad Fortress. Today, more than 15 million Muslims visit Mecca annually, including several million during the few days of the Hajj. As a result, Mecca has become one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the Muslim world,Fattah, Hassan M., The New York Times (20 January 2005). even though non-Muslims are prohibited from entering the city.

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Mintaqah

Minṭaqah (plural مناطق manāṭiq) is a first-level administrative division in Saudi Arabia and Chad and for a second-level administrative division in several other Arab countries.

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Mishaal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

Mishaal bin Abdulaziz al Saud (Misha`al bin `Abd al-`Azīz as-Saʻūd; 5 September 1926 – 3 May 2017) was chairman of the Allegiance Council and a senior member of the House of Saud.

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Mishaal bin Abdullah Al Saud

Mishaal bin Abdullah (مشعل بن عبدالله بن عبدالعزيز آل سعود) is a member of the House of Saud and the son of the late King Abdullah.

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Muhammad

MuhammadFull name: Abū al-Qāsim Muḥammad ibn ʿAbd Allāh ibn ʿAbd al-Muṭṭalib ibn Hāšim (ابو القاسم محمد ابن عبد الله ابن عبد المطلب ابن هاشم, lit: Father of Qasim Muhammad son of Abd Allah son of Abdul-Muttalib son of Hashim) (مُحمّد;;Classical Arabic pronunciation Latinized as Mahometus c. 570 CE – 8 June 632 CE)Elizabeth Goldman (1995), p. 63, gives 8 June 632 CE, the dominant Islamic tradition.

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Mutaib bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

Mutaib bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (متعب بن عبد العزيز آل سعود) (born 1931) is a senior member of the Saudi royal family.

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Port

A port is a maritime commercial facility which may comprise one or more wharves where ships may dock to load and discharge passengers and cargo.

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Prophet

In religion, a prophet is an individual regarded as being in contact with a divine being and said to speak on that entity's behalf, serving as an intermediary with humanity by delivering messages or teachings from the supernatural source to other people.

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Prophets and messengers in Islam

Prophets in Islam (الأنبياء في الإسلام) include "messengers" (rasul, pl. rusul), bringers of a divine revelation via an angel (Arabic: ملائكة, malāʾikah);Shaatri, A. I. (2007).

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Rabigh

Rabigh (رابغ) is an ancient town on the western coast of Saudi Arabia, along the Red Sea in the Makkah Region.

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Ranyah

Ranyah is a city in Najd in Saudi Arabia, located in the valley of the same name.

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Red Sea

The Red Sea (also the Erythraean Sea) is a seawater inlet of the Indian Ocean, lying between Africa and Asia.

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Regions of Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is divided into 13 regions (مناطق إدارية; manātiq idāriyya, sing. منطقة إدارية; mintaqah idariyya).

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Riyadh Region

The Riyadh Region (منطقة الرياض) is a region (mintaqah) of Saudi Arabia, also called Al-Wosta, located in the center of the country.

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Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia, officially the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), is a sovereign Arab state in Western Asia constituting the bulk of the Arabian Peninsula.

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Ta'if

Ta'if (الطائف) is a city in Mecca Province of Saudi Arabia at an elevation of on the slopes of Sarawat Mountains (Al-Sarawat Mountains).

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The event of Ghadir Khumm

The event of Ghadir Khumm (Arabic and Persian: واقعه غدیر خم) is an event that took place in March 632.

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Tihamah

Tihamah or Tihama (تهامة) refers to the Red Sea coastal plain of the Arabian Peninsula from the Gulf of Aqaba to the Bab el Mandeb.

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Turubah

Turabah (تربة, pronounced truba) is a city in Najd in Saudi Arabia, located in the valley of the same name.

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Makkah Emirate, Makkah Province, Makkah l-Mukarramah, Makkah province, Mecca Province, Mecca Region, Mecca province, Western Province (Saudi Arabia).

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Makkah_Region

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