Massive Construction in Makkah (2007 pictures)

Check out these photos taken by Adnan who went on the Dawrah. He took some pictures of the surrounding buildings and area around al-Masjid al-Haram. You can see the many cranes and construction that is currently taking place. Check out the pictures (9 total) here:

Makkah Construction 2007

Makkah Construction 2007

Makkah Construction 2007

Makkah Construction 2007

Makkah Construction 2007

Makkah Construction 2007

Makkah Construction 2007

Makkah Construction 2007

I must go soon, before it turns into the halal version of Dubai.

18 Replies to “Massive Construction in Makkah (2007 pictures)”

  1. the two tall towers in the back are a mall and hotel/condominiums. all of the profit from that place will go into upkeep of the haram.

    it is only 2/3rds of the complete height so far.

    the rest of the construction around the safa/marwa area is expansion of the mosque.

  2. Saudis are getting smart with their money, they’re venn leasing these condominiums for like 99 years to people outside of Saudi. so if they want to live in Saudi they can get one of these and live close to the Haramayn. allahu ‘Alam. They prolly would no longer need to depend on oil for a source of dough.

  3. Salam bro,

    I too have just returned from the Rihla… things are changing so rapidly in the Haramain!! I was there 2 yrs ago as well as 4 yrs before that… the changes are occuring at an amazing rate. May Allah Ta’ala invite us all to visit again and again, ameen.

  4. a minor sign of DOJ is when building will be taller then Masajids. (i always thought it was cultural but its not..its an authentic hadith)

    these building look taller then masjid al haram..or am i just hallucinating?

  5. on August 16, 2007 at 3:19 pm said:

    a minor sign of DOJ is when building will be taller then Masajids. (i always thought it was cultural but its not..its an authentic hadith)

    these building look taller then masjid al haram..or am i just hallucinating?

    changes for better or worst?? Ameen to ur dua.

  6. ibn alHyderabadee on August 16, 2007 at 2:12 pm said:

    Saudis are getting smart with their money, they’re venn leasing these condominiums for like 99 years to people outside of Saudi. so if they want to live in Saudi they can get one of these and live close to the Haramayn. allahu ‘Alam. They prolly would no longer need to depend on oil for a source of dough.

    hhhhmmm… maybe i’ll invest into one. it’ll be like dajjal insurance.
    LOL

  7. they are indeed shopping malls , supposed to be one of the largest in the world! now why would any one going to hajj or umrah worry about designer stores or hanging out mall spots? these are the very things we are trying to run away from and seeking forgivness!! and now they lay at the holy mosques door step!

  8. I wonder though, allah is allowing all this to happen, I don’t see a way you can stop the construction, it’s inevitable, but no one is denying the constrction either, or atleast their voices arn’t being heard. Its scary though when you think about the holy lands, who I mean goverment forces is it controlled by.

  9. innalillahiwainna ilaihiroji’un,

    This is scary.i hope they wont invite the companies contibuting to the israeli apartheid to open outlets there.

    does anyone know what their ulamas are saying about this?

    First is was BaitulMaqdis and now…

    Oh Allah please protect and defend our holy lands from the intrusions of the kafiroons, the musyrikeens, the fasiks , the taghoots and the heedlesness.

    Tabir! Allahu Akhbar!

  10. just because something is a sign of the DOJ does not automatically make it bad. It is just a sign.
    One of the signs is that a person will sit in a chair that will take him to the masjid. Not good to drive a car now?
    Another sign is people will travel the world hopping over clouds. Not good to ride airplanes now?
    Another sign is a persons hip will talk to him. Not good to have cellphones now?

    You cannot make ahkham based upon a sign of the DOJ. For example, one of the signs is that people will beautify the Mushaf and Masajid. simply it being a sign does not make it haram to do so.

    Additionally, all of the money from this place goes to the upkeep of the Haram.

  11. muslim brother on August 17, 2007 at 8:19 pm said:

    just because something is a sign of the DOJ does not automatically make it bad. It is just a sign.
    One of the signs is that a person will sit in a chair that will take him to the masjid. Not good to drive a car now?
    Another sign is people will travel the world hopping over clouds. Not good to ride airplanes now?
    Another sign is a persons hip will talk to him. Not good to have cellphones now?

    You cannot make ahkham based upon a sign of the DOJ. For example, one of the signs is that people will beautify the Mushaf and Masajid. simply it being a sign does not make it haram to do so.

    Additionally, all of the money from this place goes to the upkeep of the Haram.

    That is a good point muslim brother. I often hear people talking about the signs of the DOJ as if they are bad, when it is simply a sign that the Hour is nearing ever so more.

    BTW, those signs you quoted are quite interesting. Do you know where you read about them. I’ve been interested in reading about the Prophet’s (saw) prophecies such as the signs of the DOJ.

  12. The hadeeth regarding the tall buildings, did not specifically mention mosques. It just said, “Bedouins that are barefeet and naked competing each other in the height of buildings.”

  13. just in response to the question of the types of companies being invited..there is already a starbucks open in the mall directly across from bab-abdel-aziz in Makkah (the main gate for the haraam). There’s starbucks in madinah also, MAC cosmetics in both Makkah and Madinah, Victoria’s Secret is soon to open in the same mall in Makkah, along with a number of other Limited Brand retailers, which is a notoriously zionist company to my knowledge, Allahu’ 3lam.
    However,I think rather than focusing on the commercialization going on around the haramayn, those who visit there or plan to visit/live there insha’Allah have so much more they can focus on about these places insha’Allah, like the tremendous effort put forth by the govnt of KSA and the staffs of these masjid to maintain the haramayn in such a organized way, during clean, during peak seasons, in terms of dealing with multi-lingual crowds etc. Masha’Allah they are always on their toes in terms of expansion to more easily accomodate the massive crowds, masha’Allah, thats good for us, bc the crowd is always getting more and more all the time too.
    just my thoughts..

  14. Puzzled on August 18, 2007 at 8:30 pm said:

    The hadeeth regarding the tall buildings, did not specifically mention mosques. It just said, “Bedouins that are barefeet and naked competing each other in the height of buildings.”

    doesnt make it haram to do so.

    Omar: Ibn Kathir wrote a book that was partially translated into english. The english one leaves out a lot of the minor signs.

  15. I went to hajj alhamdulillah when a lot of that same construction was going on too. Despite the towering buildings, really nothing takes away from the presence of the ka’ba.

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