Live Webcam of the Kaaba in Makkah and Masjid an Nabawi in Madinah (Updated October 13, 2013)

Posted on April 28, 2008

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Updated on October 13, 2013)

The official website of Saudi Arabia that depicts the Haram Sharif (in Makkah) and the Prophet’s (s) Mosque in Madinah seems to be having problems (see below).  Here are two links that work at this time.

Haram Sharif in Makkah

Please click here to view the Haram Sharif or the Masjid an Nabawi webcam live.  [Don’t log on and don’t click on the commercial advertisements that are offered when the website opens.  Just WAIT one minute, and then you will be able to see the Haram Sharif Insha Allah.]

Please be patient before either Eid ul Fitr or Eid ul Adha.  Today, on October 13, 2013, there are over 2 million viewers already logged in, and you simply have to be patient for a few minutes.  Insha Allah, you will be able to view either the Haram Sharif or Masjid An Nabawi.

The official sites below are not working currently. You are welcome to click on the link below to check on whether the “official” webcams have come back on line.

Official websites of Haram Sharif in Makkah and Prophet’s (s) Mosque in Madinah [currently not working]

One official site is currently available with two webcams  (i) one  for the the Haram Sharif in Makkah and (ii) one  for Masjid Annabawi (Mosque of the Prophet (s)) in Madinah.  Both webcams have been working well for the past year or so, bifadlillah.

For the Haram Sharif in Makkah:

  • With  your computer speakers on  and sound up, you can see the Haram sharif in Makkah by clicking  on the top box on the right of your computer screen with the following arabic script:

  • WIthin the Haram sharif, the cameras will show you our Muslim brothers and sisters doing tawaf day and night.   At the other times, the cameras will show people running/walking between Safa and Marwah.  At other times, you will catch people during salat times.
  • You can click at the bottom to expand the video to the size of your computer screen.

For the Masjid An Nabawi in Madinah:

  • To view Masjid An Nabawi (the Mosque of our blessed and beloved Prophet Muhammad (s)),  please click on the bottom box on the right of your computer screen with the following arabic script:

 

  • You can click at the bottom to expand the video to the size of your computer screen.

Additional suggestions:

  • If you have your speakers on, you can Insha Allah hear various recitations of the Qur’an or hadiths of our beloved and blessed Prophet (s).  At appropriate times, you can listen and watch the daily prayers in both the Haram Sharif or Masjid an Nabawi.   Current time in Makkah or in Madinah can be seen at the bottom of the screen on the left. It is very spiritually moving and inspiring. Alhamdolillah.
  • You will need to wait about a minute or two to see the crowd of worshippers move around the Kaaba or do their salat. During Eid, this webcam sometimes goes off line; however, during Ramadan, you can actually watch Muslims doing salaat and listen to Salatul Esha and Tarawi as these prayers are being performed.  The governmental authorities who maintain this webcam allow sound to be also transmitted during Ramadan.  You may or may not need to install realplayer or Adobe flashplayer on your computer.
  • When the camera pans on top of the Mosque of our beloved Prophet (s),  the single green dome on the roof of the mosque indicate the location of the original mosque of our blessed Prophet (s). Here are two pictures of the green dome:

  • Sometimes, the caneras in Madinah will pan inside the Mosque of the Prophet (s) to the actual area where the original mosque of the Prophet (s) was located. You can tell by the difference in the type of columns.  The more ornate and older looking columns indicate the perimeter of the original Mosque of the Prophet (s).  
  • Within the perimeter of the original mosque of our blessed Prophet (s), the cameras sometimes will show you the mehrab or niche indicating the direction of Makkah.  This is the exact place where our blessed Prophet (s) used to stand to lead the prayer of the early Muslims:

Please note that during Ramadan or around Eid ul Adha,  the site server  is sometimes overloaded because millions of Muslims are trying to access and your wait time may extend to many minutes.

Note to viewers from Br. Rafik: Please remember the time zone difference between your location and that of Makkah. I am located about 10 hours behind Makkah time in the USA. If you have trouble viewing the webcam, please comment below, and I will try to respond as soon as I can, Insha Allah.


Click for Makkah, Saudi Arabia Forecast

Inside the Kabah

Inside the control booth at the Haram in Makkah–watch a live adhan being given

Additional rare pictures inside and ontop of Kabah


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