Geography Quiz / Mecca or Medina?

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Can you identify the location of each site as Mecca, Medina, or both?

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HintMecca (MEC), Medina (MED), or Both (B)
Regarded as the holiest city in the religion of Islam.
The name of the city in Arabic means 'the city.'
Home to the Kaaba, Islam's holiest site (majority opinion), as well as being the direction of Muslim prayer.
Muhammad's birthplace and the site of Muhammad's first revelation of the Quran.
Home to the Abraj Al-Bait Towers, also known as the Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel.
Women are not permitted to drive.
A pilgrimage (Hajj) to this city is obligatory for all able Muslims.
This is where the prophet received the command to change the direction of prayer (qibla) from Jerusalem to Mecca.
Non-Muslims are forbidden from entering the sacred core of the city by the national government.
It is also known as 'the city of the Prophet', 'the enlightened city', or 'the radiant city'.
Home to the 3 oldest mosques: the Quba Mosque, al-Masjid an-Nabawi, and Masjid al-Qiblatayn.
Contains al-Masjid an-Nabawi, the burial place of the Islamic prophet Muhammad.
In 1256, it was threatened by lava flow from the last eruption of Harrat Rahat.
Arab and Islamic tradition holds that the nearby wilderness of Paran is where Ishmael settled.
The mayor (2015) is Dr. Osama bin Fadhel Al-Bar.
In 1920, the British described it as the 'much more self-supporting' city of the two.
Located in Saudi Arabia.

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