Things to See in Madinah

Madinah is the second holiest city in Islam. The Prophet (pbuh) had so much love for Madinah since the small and persecuted Muslim community was able to establish themselves there and thrive. Narrated Anas: The Prophet (pbuh) said, “O Allah! Bestow on Madinah twice the blessings You bestowed on Makkah.”

Since it is visited only by Muslims for religious purposes, the main thing to see is the Masjid an-Nabawi or the Prophet’s Mosque. Men are allowed to visit the actual burial site of the Prophet (pbuh) and pay respects throughout the opening hours of the mosque, which used to close for the night at around 10PM but has since become 24/7. Women may visit only after the Fajr and Dhuhr prayers, when they are taken there in groups according to their countries.
Jannatul Baqi – a huge graveyard where most family members and companions of the Prophet (pbuh) are buried.
The plains and mountain of Uhud – Where the Battle of Uhud took place.
Martyrs of Uhud – The burial ground of the 70 martyrs of The Battle of Uhud, including the Prophet’s uncle Hamza who is considered one of the greatest martyrs of all time.
Masjid Quba – The first mosque of Islam.
Masjid Qiblatayn – Where the Prophet (pbuh) was ordered by Allah to turn his face from Masjid Aqsa in Jerusalem to the Kaaba in Makkah while offering prayers.
Masjid Jumu’ah – Where the Prophet (pbuh) prayed the first Jumu’ah or Friday prayers.
Masjid Gamama – Where the Prophet (pbuh) once prayed for rain.
The battleground of Khandaq or the Trench.



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