Madina is the second holiest city in Islam after Makkah. This city has masjid-al-Nabawi which is the burial place of Prophet (PBUH) as well.Thousands of tourist visit Madina every year and Muslims come from across the world in order to perform Hajj and Umrah. Apart from holy rituals, people also intend to explore this beautiful city.Beautiful mosques, places, old lanes, craft shops, markets, delicious food, fresh dates, malls, scenic coastline are the main attractions of Madina. It’s worth a walk along the district of Madina. Following are the ten amazing places to visit in the Holy city.
Masjid al Nabawi – Obviously, when you are traveling to Madina, you cannot miss the prophet’s mosque. In fact, main purpose of going to Madina for all Muslims is to visit this beautiful mosque. Recommended: 9 Unknown Facts about the Masjid al Nabawi (Prophet’s Mosque)
Masjid-e-Quba: When you are on the premises of Madina, it is advisable to have a visit of two mosques, the Prophet’s mosque, and the Masjid-e-Quba; and three graves: the graves of the Prophet PBUH (may Allah keep him in honor), Abu Bakr and Umar (may Allah be pleased with both); and the Baqi – and Uhud cemetery. Recommended: 7 Unknown Facts about Masjid Quba – The first Mosque in the history of Islam
MOUNT UHUD: The battle of Uhud occurred at the foot of Uhud in 3 Hijri. Hamza, the Prophet’s PBUH uncle, and other companions had been buried over here.Prophet’s tooth had broken during this battle. The messenger of Allah said about this mountain that” Uhud is a mountain that loves us – and we love it.” Sahih al-Bukhari 3367
MASJID AL-AHZAAB AND MASJID AL-FATH: The enemies (kuffar) surrounded it to capture this area and Madina was sieged. Muslims decided to dig a trench around Madina. Today six mosques are situated at this point.
AL- MADINA MUSEUM: This museum conserves the collection of old Islamic monuments, rich Islamic history. It demonstrates the history and role of Madina in the advent of Islam.
OLD BAZAAR MADINA: Without shopping, travel experience is almost incomplete. Tourists browse around the market and take souvenirs gifts for their loved ones. It has a huge variety and stuff is available at reasonable rates. Retailers know the language of potential buyers and have all stuff to distract people from the actual purpose of being there.
Masjid-e-Qiblatain: Take a glimpse at this mosque if you are into infrastructure and arts. It has a conventional design and is known for its twin dome and minarets as well as huge prayer area. Recommended: Why and How Qiblah Direction changed from Masjid Aqsa to Masjid al Haram?
WADI E JINN: Also known as Wadi al baida is located 30 km away from northwest of Madina. This valley draws the attention of thousands of people across the world because here cars move against the Centre of gravity. There’s something quite strange about this Wadi. Recommended: Wadi-al-JINN – Does it exist in Madina?
Madina Media Museum: This museum is located close to masjid al Nabawi. You can learn a lot about Islamic history by going to this museum. It will mesmerize your attention and astonish you when you come to know about how the city was conquered.
The Beautiful Names of Allah Exhibition: It is situated at gate 13 of Masjid al Nabawi. It is a beautiful exhibition and there is no entry ticket. You can read more details about it in this link. Recommended: The Beautiful Names of Allah Exhibition in Masjid al Nabawi, Madina – Gate 13