Photographs obtained by reveal how workers with drills and mechanical diggers have started demolishing some Ottoman and Abbasid sections on the eastern side of the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca.The building, which is also known as the Grand Mosque, is the holiest site in Islam because it contains the Kaaba – the point to which all Muslims face when praying.Ptolemy mentioned a place by the name 'Tabawa', at the northwestern corner of Arabia.This name may be a reference to 'Tabuka' or 'Tabuk'.
Pre-Islamic Arab poets, such as Antra and Nabiqa, mentioned its mountain 'Hasmi' in their poems.
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Billions of pounds have been poured in to increase the capacity of the Masjid al-Haram and the Masjid an-Nabawi in Medina which marks where Muhammad is buried.
), also spelled Tabouk, is the capital city of the Tabuk Region in northwestern Saudi Arabia. It is close to the Jordan–Saudi Arabia border, and houses the largest air force base in Saudi Arabia.
One column which is believed to have been ripped down is supposed to mark the spot where Muslims believe Muhammad began his heavenly journey on a winged horse, which took him to Jerusalem and heaven in a single night.