The city, located about 450 km north of Mecca, is known as the "City of the Prophet" where The Prophet Mohammad migrated in 622 and Islam spread to the world. You can visit holy places in Medina while performing your hajj and umrah duties.
Prophet's Mosque, built after the migration from Mecca to Madinah, is one of the largest mosques worshipped by Muslims. The tomb of the Prophet Muhammed, Omer and Abu-bakr is located here. As stated in the hadiths, it is more important to perform prayers in Masjid Nebevi than in all mosques around the world.
Uhud Mountain, located in the north of Madinah, is 5 km away from Masjid Nabawi. The Battle of Uhud, where 70 Companions were martyred, did not result in a definitive victory for either side. The most important result of the war is the killing of Hamza. This mountain, where the Battle of Uhud took place in history, is one of the best location of those who visit the city for hajj and umrah.
There are two mosques that immediately come to mind in Medina. The Quba Mosque and the Prophet Mosque are great places of worship. Quba is the first mosque built with the participation of the Islamic community. Quba Masjid, which is also known as the first masjid of the Islamic religion, is located at the place where the Prophet Mohammed was greeted by the Madinah folks while entering the city. Just praying here is considered as sacred as visiting Umrah.
Mada’s Saleh, a pre-Islamic archaeological site, is the first-place of Saudi Arabia that included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The mausoleums in Mada’s Saleh are very interesting. It is believed that the Camel Incident, described in the story of the Prophet of Salih or Saleh, took place here. There are 131 monumental tombs decorated with carvings belonging to the Nabatean Kingdom in the region, which contains buildings from the late antiquity.
Cennet-ul Bakî, the first cemetery of the Islamic state, is located very close to the Al-Masjid an-Nabawi. This cemetery, which was rebuilt as a tomb by the Prophet Mohammed, is among the holy places visited by visitors who come to the city.
The Hicaz Railway Museum, which came into service in 2006, consists of four sections. The wagons, engines, accessories and various parts of the trains used on the Hejaz Railway are exhibited in the museum. The building, which you can visit in your Medina trip, is the most important railway museum of Saudi Arabia.
The Seven Mosques is the name given to the region where the Battle of the Trench with Mecca polytheists. Mosques were built in spots where the tents of the Prophet Muhammad and his comrades were. Mosques, built in the name of Fatima, Selman, Abu Bakr, Omar, Osman, Ali and Sa'd b. Muaz, are located at these points.
Ravza-i Mutahhara, located in the Prophet's Mosque, It was the place where the Prophet Muhammad gave Friday sermons. The green carpet inside the mosque is only here. This area, which is 22 meters long and 15 meters wide, is called the Garden of Eden in hadiths.
The Madinah Museum, where important works of Islamic geography are exhibited, is one of the addresses that must be seen in the city. In the Museum, there is all historical information since the time of the Prophet. In addition, works, models and paintings under the rule of Abbasids, Umayyads, Ottomans and Saudi Arabia are exhibited in the museum.
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