Muslims are attached to many sacred places, mostly burial sites of Islamic figures that are regularly visited by devotees. We can observe this from Morocco all the way to Indonesia.
But all those places are believed to derive their sacredness from another source, the Saudi holy city of Madinah – the site of a deadly suicide bombing on Monday that sent shockwaves across the world.
Muslim pilgrims attend prayers shortly after sunset at the Prophet Mohammad Mosque (File Photo: AP)
Worshippers read Islam’s holy book Quran at the Prophet Mohammad’s Mosque in Medinah (File Photo: AP)
Inside the Prophet’s Mosque
The Prophet Mohammad Mosque (File Photo: AP)