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

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

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