miracles of madinah
(a)The sweet sound of the Quran being read by the imaam during taraweah which leaves you in an unexplainable trance, that softens your heart and brings tears to your eyes.
(b)The aura of tranquility and serenity that surrounds the Prophet's Mosque and pulled me closer to Allah.
(c)The soft taste of the fresh dates at the break of fast accompanied by the pure zam zam water.
(d)Different parts of the world seen in different faces that left me stunned with the fact that there is such a diverse community in such a small parameter. And the smiles on these faces that open up a whole new world of communication.
(e)The walk back after salaat(prayer) when the crowds are immense and you tend to shuffle along.
(f)The warmth and generosity of the people that live there. They would hand out bowls of soup or veges or pink milk from these massive pots at sehri(before sunrise).
(g)Having been served first at the post office even though there was this long queue simply because I was a woman. There are separate queues for men and women wherever one goes and the queue for men usually stretches beyond the entrance.
(h)And the most fondest memory would be the time i spent all alone at Rowdal-Jannah! It was a miracle and a long story because usually there are hundreds of people wanting to pray in this tiny area. I guess every moment of being in Madinah was a sheer miracle...
At the prophet`s mosque area,you will find many cheap local shops that sells almost everything.
women clothes,veils,kids toys,stationery.
My daughter bought a very interesting picture book that has a wide collection of old and new pictures of both Madina and Makkah. Almost everything not much
Masjid al Ghamamah
Or the Mosque of the Cloud is located south west 500 m to the Prophet Mosque.
It's called so because it's believed that once when the Prophet was praying, a cloud had shaded upon him to protect him against the sun heat.
The Holy City of Madinah.
"……., all are names of the Prophet City!"
Yathreb, Taybah, Al-Madinah Al-Monawrah, all are names of the Prophet City!
A little more than three hours away from Mecca is Al-Madinah (Medina, Saudi Arabia), the city of the Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhe wa sallam). Upon entering the city, one notices something special about the residents of Medinah - they are extremely hospitable, a trait that Allaah allowed them to keep since the time of their ancestors from the Ansaar. Prayer in the Prophet's Masjid (sallallaahu 'alayhe wa sallam) in Medina earns a reward 1000 times greater than in other masjids (except in Mecca). The weather is also much cooler than Mecca, you find many of the air conditioners in Medina have a "heat" option for those semi-chilly winter nights.
"Holy City of Madinah"
Madinah, which lies 447 kilometers north of the Holy City of Makkah, is the second holiest city in Islam. It was to Madinah that the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, and his followers, faced by the hostility and persecution of the Makkhan merchants, departed in 622 AD - and, when the citizens of Madinah asked the Prophet to live amongst them and to arbitrate in their affairs (an invitation taken to mean their rejection of polytheism and submission to the will of the one God, Allah), it was in Madinah that the Islamic era began.
"The City of The Holy Qur'an & Prophet Muhammad!"
Madinah is then the city of the Prophet. As the place in which the Holy Qur'an was compiled and from which the Prophet's companions administered the affairs of the Muslim community, it was the seat of the first Islamic state. From Madinah, armies, spreading the word of the Prophet, were dispatched to Egypt, Persia and Syria.
Madinah is also the place in which the Prophet, peace be upon him, was buried.
fkompani's Medina Page
(pic.Evening prayer at the Mosque of the Prophet (masjid al-nabi). Unlike Mecca, where the pilgrims all come at one time, the nearly two million pilgrims that visit Medina do so over a twenty day period preceding and following the annual hajj.from:www.ppsimages.com)
Medina is the city that I love the most in Saudi Arabia. I wish I could go there every year.