The fortified city of Harar is sorted out on the level, cross-divided by noteworthy chasms. It is known as the fourth hallowed city of Islam. In it, 82 mosques (out of which number, three go again from tenth century) and 102 spots of supplication have been raised.

In 13–sixteenth numerous years, the city was furnished with dividers encompassing it. An enormous segment of the houses in it are one-story, three-room structures with a yard put in a protected spot for the reasons behind house-keeping. Another kind of areas, called the Indian sort, is tended to by the structures raised by Indian traders toward the finishing of nineteenth century. These houses are rectangular, two-story structures with a veranda pushed ahead into the yard or the road. The third kind is the blend of the two starting late referenced.

The arrangement of the city is an amazing one, and not in the slightest degree like what can be seen any place else, offering little appreciation to whether in Ethiopia itself or in other Muslim urban areas. Its current outside appearance was never-endingly kept in sixteenth century, and is portrayed by the maze of limited ways, along which the high exterior of houses can be seen. In the years 1520–1568, the city changed into the capital of the Kingdom of Harar. In 16–nineteenth numerous years, it was a point of intermingling of business and teaching Quran. In seventeenth century, together with its coterminous areas, it changed into a self-administering emirate. Over the scope of the further ten years, it was incorporated by Egypt, and in the year 1877 was cemented into Ethiopia.

The city is a conspicuous purpose of intermingling of mind blowing skilled worker convey – weaving, basketry and book-official, furthermore the phenomenal start of inside structure of houses.