Mecca and Madina are the most sacred places for the Muslims in the world. Millions of people from the whole world, do visit Kingdom of Saudi Arabia KSA every year to performa Umrah and Hajj. The people love to visit sacred places Madinah and Mecca.
Places to Visit in Madinah
Umrah is an islamic pilgrimage for the Muslims towards Mecca (Khana Kabah) and this can be performed at any time of the year as per the convenience of the performers in contrast to Hajj. People spent their maximum time to visit sacred places in Madinah.
Whereas, Hajj is a scheduled Islamic pilgrimage which can be performed once in a year. The process and procedure to procure the visa for the said purposes will be shared in a separate blog. But here we will discuss about the sacred places of Madinah.
Famous / Important places to Visit in Madinah
- Saqifah Bani Sa’idah
- Its the location of an event, The Saqifa of the Banu Sa’ida clan refers to the location of an event in early Islam where some of the companions of the
- Islamic prophet Muhammad pledged their allegiance to Abu Bakr as the first caliph and successor to Muhammad shortly after his death. Its a beautiful garden on the right hand of Masjid e Nabvi (SAW).
The Prophet’s Mosque Exhibition
- It displays the history of construction of the Prophet’s Mosque…
- One of the most oldest masjid in Madina which is closed for the visitors at the moment.
Masjid Al Quba
- Quba mosque has a special and unique place in the hearts of Muslims due to its association with the prophet Muhammed -peace be upon him- as it is the first mosque ever built. It is also known to be the second largest and prominent mosque in Madina after the Prophet’s Mosque.
- The Prophet (ﷺ) said “Whoever purifies himself in his house, then comes to the mosque of Quba and prays in it, he will have a reward like the Umrah pilgrimage.” The rewards of praying in Masjid al Nabawi is better than 1000 prayers in any other Mosque while praying in Masjid al-Haram is 100,000 times better.
- Quba mosque is the first mosque built by Prophet Mohammed and is currently 5,035 square meters in size. Named after King Salman, the project aims to increase the mosque’s capacity to 66,000 worshippers, and raise the total area of the mosque to 50,000 square metres, 10 times its current area.
Ethiq Well & Garden
- Located to the west of the Quba Mosque, the Ethiq Well has great historical importance in Islamic history. When the Prophet Peace & Blessings of God Be Upon Him (PBUH) migrated to Madinah with his companions after extreme persecution in Makkah, the people of Madinah welcomed him with open arms.
The Garden of Salman Al Farsi (RA)
- It is called garden of Salman Farsi as the master of Salman Farsi a Jew put a condition before the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H) to grow a garden of dates.
- The al-Ghars Well is a historic water well in the city of Medina, Saudi Arabia. Traditionally it is believed that the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) drank from it.
Masjid Al Qibalatyn
- The Masjid Al Qiblatayn, also spelt Masjid al-Qiblatain, is a mosque in Medina believed by Muslims to be the place where the final Islamic Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), received the command to change the Qibla from Jerusalem to Mecca.
The Seven Mosque (Masjid Al Saba)
- The Seven Mosques (Masjid Al Saba) is a group of small mosques constructed close to each other on the site where the Battle of Trench is believed to have been fought. Originally there were seven mosques marking the locations where the command posts are said to have deployed.
Masjid Suhada Uhad
- The mosque is located in the center of the Sayyid Al-Shuhada area in Uhud. The newly built Masjid al-Shohada has one dome and two minarets.
Mount of Archers (Ghati ki Pahari)
- Mount Uhud is also called the Archers’ Mount because it was the field where the steadfast archers in the Battle of Uhud were killed. The people of the Quraysh, upset at their defeat in the Battle of Badr in 2 a.h., wanted to avenge their dead.
- There is an enclosure at the foot of Mount Uhud near Madinah, where the Martyrs of Battle of Uhud fought between the Muslims and the Meccans are buried.
The Battle of Badr was the 1st large-scale battle between Muslims and the Quraysh. More than a thousand men engaged in the battle, which lasted hoursand resulted in a decisive Muslim victory. 6 years later, the Quraysh in Mecca peacefully surrendered to an army led by Prophet Mohammed (PBUH).
Masjid Al Jummah
- First place where the beloved Prophet (PBUH) led Jummah. Masjid Jummah – Located on the boundary of Madinah marks the site where the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) led the first Jummah salah, shortly after his Hijrah (migration) from Makkah. It is about 2.5 km from Masjid-e-Nabwi SAW.
Dar Al Madinah Museum
- Al Madinah Museum is a museum in Al Madinah, Saudi Arabia, that exhibits Al Madinah heritage and history featuring different archaeological collections.
King Fahd Glorious Quran Printing Complex
- King Fahd Complex for the Printing of the Holy Qur’an is a printing plant located in Medina, Saudi Arabia that publishes the Qur’an in Arabic and other languages. At the moment is is closed for visitors.
Wadi e Jinn
- Wadi Al-Baida, also called Wadi Al-Jinn, is a mysterious valley where cars move without drivers touching them. The valley is situated some 30 km northwest.
Al Ossia Sanctury
- Al-Ossia Sanctuary features many types of birds of all colors and sizes. It is one of the beautiful places to visit in Madinah.
Masjid e Ali (RA)
- Now a days its closed for visitors, it is located near the Masjid e Abu Bakr (RA) towards the north of the Masjid e Nabvi SAW.
Masjid e Abu Bakr (RA)
- It is another famous and sacred place to visit in Madinah. Visitors are not allowed to visit inside the masjid which is in between Masjid Ghamam
- & Masjid e Ali. ‘Mosque of Abu Bakr As-Siddiq’) is one of the oldest mosques in Medina, Saudi Arabia. It is located towards the south-west side of Al-Masjid e Nabvi.
Riyadh Ul Jannah
- The area between the Minbar and the sacred chamber of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ in Masjid al Nabawi is called Noble Radwah or Riaz ul Jannah.
- Here we have emphasized the importance of Riyazul Jannah, its pillars, and guided about the best timings to enter for ladies and men.
Jannat ul Baqi
- As this cemetery is the resting place of several of the Prophet Muhammad`s (PBUH) relatives and companions, it is the holiest cemetery in the Islamic tradition. It is also believed that the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) used to pray here whenever he was passing through.