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Questions about visiting the city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia.

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As of April 2023, is preregistration required prior to visiting sites like Mecca and Medina during Umrah?

I will be visiting Mecca and Medina in early May 2023 for Umrah. Is preregistration mandatory to perform Umrah in Mecca as well as for visiting various religious sites in Medina and Mecca? I’ve seen ...
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Can I, until now a non-Muslim, visit Mecca by declaring that Allah is one in front of 2 people?

As per the BBC Becoming a Muslim requires a very simple act, but the meaning behind it is very deep. You have to believe that there is only one God, Allah, who created the entire universe, and that ...
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The Haramain Railway or Mecca-Medina Railway

This is an extension on the other question about Mecka: Is it allowed as a non-moslem to take the train to Mecka, stay in the nearabouts of the station and then take the train to Medina ? Without ...
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Are there any areas in Mecca that non-Muslims are allowed to enter under Saudi Arabian law?

I know Mecca is one of the most sacred sites in Islam and that a merchant was kicked out for entering the site and being Christian and that non-Muslims who enter the most sacred regions of the city ...
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What are the options to travel to Mecca or Jabal al-Nour as a non-Muslim?

I'm not a Muslim (I consider myself as Jain/Hindu, etc) but I wish to travel around Mecca. There is a common belief around the world that only Muslims are allowed inside Mecca. Is that true? Can I ...
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Road journey from Europe to Mecca?

I would like to go by road to Mecca, either by car or by public transport trains, has anyone tried the route? I have got information on how to travel up to Istanbul in Turkey but from there it is not ...
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How safe is it for "Western" Muslims to participlate in the Hajj and visit Mecca?

So as I hope you all know, the Hajj is a religious pilgrimage that Islam requests all its believers to participate in at least once in their lifetime if possible. Now I know that there have been many ...
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