Haramayn

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Haramayn (from Arabic: الحرمين‎‎, dual form of haram, meaning "The Two Sanctuaries"), is the traditional Islamic appellation of the two holy cities of Islam, Mecca and Medina. It may also refer to:

  • During the Mamluk and Ottoman eras it was applied to Jerusalem and Hebron, echoing their status as holy sites for Palestinian Muslims
  • Imam al-Haramayn (1028–1085 CE), a Sunni Shafi'i hadith and Kalam scholar
  • al-Haramain Foundation (or al-Haramayn Foundation) a banned charity foundation, based in Saudi Arabia, alleged by the U.S. Department of the Treasury to have "direct links" with Osama bin Laden
  • A claimed "The Province of the Haramayn", "The Province of the Two Holy Places" of the rebel group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant[1]

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