Source: Daily Sabah
In the last week of Ramadan, a different experience for Muslims this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you can pay a virtual visit to many sacred places
Islamic countries are welcoming a different and colorful rhythm during the holy month of Ramadan, often called the “sultan of the months,” but due to the coronavirus outbreak, Muslims are unable to visit sacred sites this year. With the help of technology, however, it is possible to go on a virtual journey to these places – from the Kaaba, the holiest place for Muslims at the center of Islam’s most important mosque, to Al-Masjid an-Nabawi, a mosque established and built by the Islamic prophet Muhammad, and from Al-Aqsa Mosque, located in the Old City of Jerusalem and regarded as the third holiest site in Islam, to Balıklıgöl, believed to be the place where Nimrod threw the Prophet Abraham into a fire in Şanlıurfa.
One can visit the Kaaba and the Great Mosque of Mecca, commonly known as al-Masjid al-Ḥaram, that surrounds the Kaaba in Mecca, with a virtual tour. All the details of the Kaaba, the place Muslims visit during the ritual pilgrimages of the Ḥajj and umrah, which they circumambulate around seven times, and the walk between Safa and Marwa, two small hills now located in the Great Mosque of Mecca, are available to take you on a spiritual journey with the help of technology.