Daarul Arqam (also spelled Darul Arqam) is a term that refers to a house in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, where the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and some of his companions used to meet secretly in the early days of Islam. This house played an important role in the history of Islam as it was the site of many important events in the early days of the Islamic movement.
The house of Arqam was used as a gathering place for early Muslims to learn about and practice Islam, away from the persecution and opposition of the powerful Quraish tribe that controlled Mecca at the time. It was also used as a place to discuss and plan the spread of Islam, and many of the early Islamic teachings and practices were formulated and refined there.
The importance of Daarul Arqam in Islamic history is reflected in the fact that it is mentioned in several authentic Hadiths (sayings of the Prophet Muhammad). Today, the site of the original house is marked by a small mosque in Mecca, which is known as Masjid Daarul Arqam. The mosque is open for visitors and is an important historical and religious site for Muslims.