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There are so many historical and Ziyarat places to visit in Madina that an Umrah pilgrim or a tourist needs many days to explore them.
Masjid al Nabawi
It goes without saying that Masjid al Nabawi is the most sacred historical place to visit in Madina. The Masjid was built by Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and it is also called the Prophet’s mosque.
- Recommended: 14 important places inside Masjid al Nabawi
Jannat ul Baqi
Jannat ul Baqi is the graveyard where more than 10,000 Sahaba are buried and therefore, it is a must-visit Ziyarat place in Madina.
- Recommended: Who gets buried in Jannat ul Baqi?
- Jannat ul Baqi opening timings: After Fajr and Asr.
- Jannat ul Baqi Location.
House of Fatima bint Hussain
Fatima bint Hussain رضي الله عنها was the daughter of Imam Hussain رَضِيَ ٱللَّٰهُ عَنْهُ. The remains of the house of Fatima bint Hussain رضي الله عنها are still there which is an important ziyarat place to visit in Madina.
The house, and a well inside it, were built by Fatima bint Hussain رضي الله عنها herself when she moved from the house of her grandmother, Fatima bint Muhammad رضي الله عنها.
Fatima bint Hussain رضي الله عنها was left in Madina when her father went for the battle of Karbala. She died in 110 A.H.
- House of Fatima bint Hussain location.
Masjid Shaikhain marks the spot where Prophet Muhammad ﷺ prayed salah on the eve of the battle of Uhud on the 🗓️ 7th Shawwal, Hijri 3, corresponding to March 23, 625 AD. All the preparations for the battle of Uhud took place here.
- Masjid Shaikhain location.
After taking heavy life losses in the battle of Uhud, Prophet Muhammad ﷺ rested and prayed at the place where Masjid Mustaraha is constructed today.
The meaning of Mustarah is to ‘take rest’. This site was an important strategic location for the security of Madina and is now an important ziyarat place.
- Masjid Mustaraha location.
The battle of Uhud took place at Uhud Mountain. Pilgrims coming from around the world love to visit the places Uhud mountain and the related cemetery where around 70 Sahaba رضي الله عنهم are buried.
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ cast a glance at Uhud and said: Uhud is a mountain which loves us and we love it. – Sahih Muslim 1393b
- Uhud Mountain Location.
Mount of archers جبل الرماة
The Mount of Archers is also known as Mount Ainain جبل عينين. Pilgrims coming to Ziyarat often visit this place when they come to Uhud Mountain in Madina.
In the battle of Uhud, 50 Muslim archers were appointed by Prophet Muhammad ﷺ to stand on this mountain under the command of Abdullah bin Jubair رضي الله عنه.
- Mount of Archers location.
Uhud Mountain Cave
The cave of the Uhud mountain is the place where Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and his Sahaba took shelter during the battle of Uhud when the people of Quraish attacked for the second time.
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said “Be firm O Uhud! For there is none upon you except a Prophet, a Siddiq, and two martyrs (Umar رَضِيَ ٱللَّٰهُ عَنْهُ , and ‘Uthman رَضِيَ ٱللَّٰهُ عَنْهُ). ” – Jami`at-Tirmidhi 3697
- Uhud Mountain Cave location.
Mount Thawr جبل ثور
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ declared the south and north boundaries of Haram of Madina between Mount Thawr & Mount Ayr.
- Mount Thawr location.
Once Prophet Muhammad ﷺ offered Salat ul Istisqa (prayer for rain), the clouds came immediately and it started raining. We have Masjid Ghamama built at the same place in 86 A.H which is an important ziyarat place to visit in Madina.
- Masjid Ghamama Location.
There is a direct path between Masjid An-Nabwi to Masjid Quba. The walkway starts from Masjid al Ghammama and leads to Masjid Quba.
The walkway provides an exotic view in the evening with the wind passing by, people walking, children cycling, and lots of shops around. Moreover, there are several cafes and restaurants where you can eat.
Quba Walkway location.
Masjid-e-Quba is the first mosque of Islam and therefore a great ziyarat place to visit in Madina.
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said: Whoever performs wudu in his house, then comes to Masjid Quba and offers one prayer therein, will have a reward like that for ‘Umrah.” – Sunan Ibn Majah 1412
- Masjid Quba Location.
Masjid Al Dirar
Masjid al Dirar has significant importance in Islamic history as Prophet Muhammad ﷺ himself ordered to burn it to ashes. You can visit this ziyarat place in Madina along with Masjid Quba.
No remains of the mosque are visible today so you cannot figure out the exact location of the mosque. However, it is a proven fact that it was situated near Masjid al Quba in Madina.
- Location: https://goo.gl/maps/42TBqwGs5jdptbcS8
Ethq Well بئر عذق
Ethq Well is the place where Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and Abu Bakr رضي الله عنه sat for a while and drank water when he visited Madina for the first time after Hijrah. The better time to visit this place is in the daytime.
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ offered Fajr prayer at this place when he visited Madina for the first time after Hijrah. It is very near to Ethq well so one should visit both places together.
- Masjid Musabbih Location.
Masjid-e-Qiblatain means a mosque with two qiblas. Muslim used to offer Salah facing Masjid al Aqsa which was later changed to Masjid al Haram.
When a Sahabi reached the Masjid with an order to change the Qibla direction, the Imam was leading the prayer who immediately changed his direction. Masjid Qiblatain is a beautiful ziyarat place to visit in Madina.
- Masjid Qiblatain Location.
The Seven Mosques
There are 7 mosques built at the place where the battle of Khandaq took place in Madina and therefore, every tourist should visit this ziyarat. Actually, these were the places where Sahaba used to offer prayers while digging the trench.
- Al-Fath Mosque.
- Salman Al-Farisi Mosque.
- Abu Bakr Al-Siddique Mosque.
- Umar ibn Al-Khattab Mosque.
- Ali ibn Abi Talib Mosque.
- Fatimah Al-Zahra Mosque.
- The 7 Mosques Location.
In Ghazwa Ahzab, while digging the trench, the tent of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ was pitched on top of Mount Dhubab where Alrayah mosque is located today.
- Alrayah Masjid location.
Cave of Bani Haram
The cave of Bani Haram is also called the cave of prostration as Prophet Muhammad ﷺ performed a long Sajda upon it. There is also a hadith related to it.
It has also been narrated that during the battle of Khandaq, Prophet Muhammad ﷺ spent some nights in the cave of Bani Haram.
- Cave of Bani Haram location.
Dar Al-Madinah Museum
I would encourage you to visit the historical Dar Al Madina Museum in Madina as you can see models of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ house, a model of first masjid-al-Nabawi and pictorial depiction of many battles of Islam and much more at this place.
- Dar al madinah museum entry fees: SR 25/person.
- Dar al madinah museum Timing: 12 pm to 8 pm.
- Dar al madinah museum Location.
Wadi e Jinn
Wadi e Jinn is neither a historical place nor ziyarat but tourists coming to Madina love to visit it. It is famous because you will find cars driving at a speed of 90 km/hr without pressing accelerators here.
- Wadi e Jinn Location.
- The Best Time to go: Day Time.
Uthman bin Affan well
Uthman bin Affan رضي الله عنه bought this well for 38,000 dirhams and therefore, pilgrims love to visit this historical place in Madina. The well is still under the ownership of Uthman bin Affan رضي الله عنه.
Hejaz Railway Museum
Hejaz Railway Museum built at the place of Madina railway station has many worth visiting historical artifacts extending from the time of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ until the ottoman empire.
- Hejaz Railway Museum Location.
- Hejaz Railway Museum Entry Fee: Free.
- Hejaz Railway Museum Timing: 8 am to 10 pm.
Fort Kaab bin Ashraf
Ka’b bin Ashraf was a wealthy Jewish poet and he traveled to Makkah to instigate hate against Muslims. Prophet Muhammad ﷺ was emotionally so hurt that he asked Sahabas to kill Ka’b bin Ashraf. They killed him in his own fort.
There are some remains of fort Kaab bin Ashrat in Madina which is an important historical ziyarat place to visit.
King Fahd Quran Printing Complex
Pilgrims love to visit King Fahd Quran Printing Complex in Madina as at the end of the tour, they award you with a free copy of the Quran or Tafsir (if available).
- Quran Printing Complex location.
- Quran Printing Complex Timing: 8am to 12 pm (Sun-Thur).
Beer e Shifa
Beer e Shifa well located around 100 km from Madina used to be famous for its bitter, poisonous, and unhealthy water. When Prophet Muhammad ﷺ came to know this, he spat in the well and since then its water is sweet.
This is the reason pilgrims travel a long distance to visit Beer e Shifa, a definite ziyarat place in Madina.
Masjid Bani Haram
Masjid Bani Haram is built at the place in Madina where Muslims had set up their camps while preparing for the battle of the Trench and therefore it is a Ziyarat place to visit.
It is the same place where a small sheep was slaughtered by a Sahabi and it satisfied the hunger of thousands of Sahabas.
- Masjid Bani Haram Location.
Castle of Urwah bin Zubair
Urwah bin Zubair castle is located on the banks of Wadi al-Aqiq in the west of Madina, along the road leading to Masjid Dhul Hulifa, and away from the Prophet’s Mosque about 3.5 km.
The castle is still the property of Urwah bin Zubair رضي الله عنه who was the son of Asma bin Abu Bakr رضي الله عنه and therefore, it is a historical place to visit in Madina.
- Urwah bin Zubair Castle Location.
Mount Ayr جبل عير
Mount Ayr is the second biggest mountain in Madina after Uhud mountain and it marks the southern boundary of Haram in Madina.
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said: Madina is a Haram (sanctuary) from Mount Thawr to Mount Ayr. – Sahih al-Bukhari 7306
- Mount Ayr location.
Salman Al Farsi Garden
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ himself planted date trees in this garden and the property is still owned by Salman Farsi رضي الله عنه which is why pilgrims love visiting this ziyarat place in Madina.
There are still around 100 palm trees in the garden. Moreover, you can also buy different kinds of dates from here.
- Salman Farsi Garden Location.
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ requested that the water in the well be used to wash his body when he passes away. He also drank from this well several times. Considering its historical importance, pilgrims love to visit this place in Madina at least once in their life.
Prophet Muhammad ﷺ changed the name of this well to Alyasira (ease) from Alaseera (difficulty). Prophet Muhammad ﷺ made wudu from the water of this well, offered Salah, and prayed for the water for this well.
Before the dua of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, the water of the well was bitter but later it became sweet.
- Alyasira well location.
Saeed bin Al Aas castle
The Castle of Sa’id ibn al-‘As (Arabic: قصر سعيد بن العاص) was built by Sa’id ibn al-‘As رضي الله عنه when he was governor of Madinah from 669-674 (49-54 AH).
- Saeed bin Al Aas castle location.
Around 175 kilometers from Madina, lies another ziyarat place with the name Khyber Fort, where the battle of Khyber was fought in the 7th Hijri (628 A.D). There is a great story of conquering the Khyber fort.
Muslims had surrounded the Khyber Fort but were unable to conquer it. Finally, Prophet Muhammad ﷺ gave the charge to Ali رضي الله عنه. He killed 3 of the jews’ best warriors in one-to-one challenge combat and uprooted the gate of the fort.
- Khyber Fort Location.
Battle of Badr, the first battle of Islam in which Prophet Muhammad ﷺ participated was fought 150 kilometers away from Madina in 2nd Hijri (624 A.D.)
In this battle, 313 Sahaba fought against 1,000 infidels of Makkah and still emerged victorious. There is a graveyard of 14 Sahaba who were martyred in the battle of Badr.
- Badr Battleground Location.