New Delhi: Islam was founded around 1400 years ago. The last prophet of Islam was born in 570 A.D. in the Arabian city of Mecca.
Soon after the birth of the holy prophet, his mother passed away. His father had died even before he was born.
He was brought up by his uncle, Abu Talib and grandfather, Abdul Muttalib. He began his business tours at the age of nine.
He lived in Mecca from 570 A.D. to 622 A.D. till the age of 52 years. He then, migrated to Medina where he spent rest of his life.
Mecca and Medina is known for its holy mosques. Mecca houses the largest mosque – Masjid-al-Haram. Masjid Baithullah, Al-Safa and Al-Marwa masjid are also situated in Mecca. The pilgrims travelled from Mecca to Medina every year.
We present here some rare pictures of the holy cities of Mecca and Medina in the older times: