Again inside view of the Holy...
Again inside view of the Holy Haram in Medina. The same activities, Praying,
Learning, Teaching, Reading the Holy Qura'an, Discussing and Sleeping (lol), this poor man woke up early....0230
in the morning to catch the first prayer ' AL-Fajr' at 0315 in the morning.
Tour of smaller mosques
There are many smaller and historical mosques spread out across Madinah. Among the notable ones are a group of several small mosques, each one named fora different companion of Muhammed (ie Ali, Fatima, Umar, Suleyman). Hiring a taxi and asking them to give you a tour of different mosques is a good deal, as many drivers will take you to different sites and allow you to get out and look about, and not at a bad price, usually about 30-40 dollars.
Jannatal Baqi is a graveyard right outside the mosque of the Prophet which is home to many notable figures from Islamic history, such as Hasan, the grandson of Muhammed; the daughter of Muhammed, and many of his relatives and other prominent figures.
There actually isn't much to see though, as the Saudi officials demolished most graves years ago, and it is mostly a large area of dirt and rocks. Regardless, you can sometimes see someone getting buried there, or try to figure out where different people are buried.
Women were not allowed in the cemetary though from what I could understand.
"THE HOLIEST OF ALL"
We were planned to visit Medina during last days of our Hajj. We stayed in Madina for 5 nights and regularly attended the Salah in the second best holy mosque of the world THE MASIJID E NABVI. God blessed us to visit Roza Rasool(peace be upon him). It was memrable stay and stayed near to mosque in a comfortable hotel. the most famous of Medina is the various types of dates available on very cheap rates if you could visit the dates market.
"ROZA E RASOOL"
The City of the Prophet
Madinah is the second holiest city in Islam, and where the Prophet Muhammed rests. The city has gone through many different name changes, but has been known as Madinah since the time of the Prophet, and has been known since then as the "City of the Prophet" since he emigrated here, and it later served as the capital for the early Islamic empires.
Today, the biggest attraction in Madinah is the Mosque of the Prophet, the original structure was actually built by Muhammed, and he lies within, flanked by his friends Omar and Abu Bakr. There are also other historic mosques across the city including Masjid Quba, the first mosque of Islam.
Madinah is smaller than Mecca, but has a lot to see. I would say that there is more to see in Madinah actually since more old buildings are still standing. Many people also find Madinah to be more relaxed than Mecca, and the people to be friendlier. Whatever the case, Madinah is a city that is hard to forget.