Updated and verified on October 13, 2013 by your brother in Islam Rafik Beekun
Here are the current weather conditions in Makkah and Madinah. For more information about current weather, current time in either city and 5-day weather forecast, please click any of the two blue icons below, and then use your browser’s back arrow to get to this webpage:
Please click here to watch in real time Muslims praying in Makkah or doing Tawaf around the Kaaba in Makkah or you can choose the Madinah webcam too, [Do not choose to watch the commercial advertisements; wait for about 1 minute and then you will be able to see the Haram Sharif on your screen) The cameras in the Haram Sharif will pan around the whole Masjid, and will allow you to watch with sound. You can watch and hear the prayers at appropriate times in Makkah. It is very moving.
Because of Eid ul Adha, over 2 million people are viewing these sites right now, and therefore, it may take a while for you to connect. Just be patient, Insha Allah and try again.
IDepending on the speed of your internet connection, wait a few seconds to about 2 minutes (depending on the speed on your internet connection) to watch. Be paitent. You may have click several times on the play icon to obtain an image. The servers for this site are often overloaded because millions of Muslims around the world are trying to access it simultaneously--especially during Ramadan or at the time of Hajj and around the time of Eid ul Adha.
When watching the Haram, what the camera shows is a function of what the Saudi Authorities in Makkah detremine should be shown at different times of the day. When it is not prayer time, the camera will show diferent parts of the Kaaba including people performing the Tawaf. Sometimes, the Saudi authorities will allow 4 cameras to be shown simultaneously,
Note during Ramadan: You can watch and listen to the Tarawih prayer during Ramadan. Please make sure your computer speakers are turned on, and that you have not muted sound within Windows. Saudi Arabia is ten hours ahead of where I am located on the West Coast of the United States. So, during the last Ramadan, sometime before noon, I have been able to listen and watch as the Tarawih prayers were being recited around the Kaaba. Subhanallah. It makes you want to be there.
Note to viewers: Sometimes the Saudi authorities change the website address of this webcam though it has always been located on this site--the official site of those in charge of the Haram Sharif and the Masjid of the Prophet (s). Above all, be patient Insha Allah, and keep clicking on the play icon no matter what the message you receive back. Eventually, you will connect Insha Allah.
Inside the Kabah
Live Adhan from the control booth at the Haram in Makkah
Please remember the Ummah in your du’as. I pray to Allah that wherever you are or come from, you will Insha Allah be able to do Hajj and ‘Umrah in the future. I have only done the ‘Umrah so far, and it is an experience I will never forget. Insha Allah, I intend to do Hajj too in the future. If you can afford to, do so as soon as you can. Don’t wait–you never know what Allah Subhana-u-ta’ala has in store for you, and you may miss the opportunity of a lifetime.