Riaz-ul-Janna in the...
Riaz-ul-Janna in the Prophet's Mosque in Medina. According to Islamic Historian, this place built up by date's tree and frond at the first place by P. Muhammad during HIS first move to Madina from Mecca .Later on
slow and steady this Mosque had been refurbish and extend by the first Khaliph ( Saidina Abu Bakar AlSidqe ).
This 'Mehrab' had been built the by last Khaliph from Ottoman Dynisty (Istanbul, Turkey).
other holy sites
Pilgrims visit the holy sites from the early days of Islam. The site of the battle between the Muslims and Meccans at Mt Uhud when the archers - the Rumat deserted their post despite instructions from the Prophet, Over seventy Muslims were killed and the site of their burial is a must -the Baqqiya.
The mosques from the early days are also visited :Qubba, Qibblatain and Bilal.
bir ali mosque
located on the outskirt of medina this is where people go before the umrah.
i love the mosque, it's beautiful and has a garden in the courtyard.
like always you can find some seller outside the mosque
The Mosque of Badr ( Badar)....
The Mosque of Badr ( Badar). You see the comparison between Prophet's Mosque
and this Mosque..contrast ! Are they (Saudi Government) can't effort to built better then this ? No, no, no...
much more better they can built. At one time they decide to refurbish and built up the best that money can buy,
but they received a big protes from almost from Islamic Country. This mosque is build up immedietly after
the First War of Islam 'BADR '....bring plenty of Prophet Muhammad History in HIS mission, further morethe
Mosque became a Memorial of SHUHADAS.
I think the time to call off. May be you are tiring moving in the HOT weather of SAUDI ARABIA and eating oily stuff almost every day. I recon no need to insert more photos, worried some
of you will 'DRUNK'(Lol). Shall we proceed our TRAVEL to MECCA ?
Land of the Prophet
- Medina is the second holy city in Islam where Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him) immigrated to 1400 years ago.
- Location:in the western region of the Kingdom and 5 hours driving north east to Jeddah--Mintaqat al Madinah al Munawarah. It's a hilly area that 625 m above the sea level, fertile and full of flowers and palms flowers since it used to be a volcanic area.
- Spots and Importance: It also has got an international airport that receives pilgrims and visitors of the Prophet., and many religious sightseeings from the cemetery of Baqee to the Holy Mosque of the Prophet.
- Name: it used to be called Yathreb in the pre-Islamic era. When the Prophet immigrated, the name changed to al Madina al Munawarah which means 'the Enlightened City'
- Weather: usually dry and hot in summer and cool and a bit rainy in winter: 15 C-45 C.
- History: In 622, Medina became the seat of Muhammad's growing movement after the Hijra. In 622 Mohammad was invited to come and live in and act as a sort of governor. Medina in those times was a divided city. Different clans and religions were eternally quarrelling and bickering and Muhammad brought unity to the city. All parties agreed to a pact drawn up by Muhammad and his followers. He invited all people in the city to follow the new religion of Islam. However, he had trouble convincing the Jews
(who were actually quite large) that Islam was the true version of Judaism. In the ten years following the Hijra, Medina formed the base from which Muhammad attacked and was attacked and it was from here that he marched on Makkah, becoming its ruler without battle. Even when Islamic rule was established Medina remained for some years the most important city of Islam and the de facto capital of the Caliphate. Under the first four Caliphs, known as the Righteous Caliphs, the Islamic empire expanded rapidly and came to include centres of learning such as Jerusalem, Ctesiphon, and Damascus. After the death of Ali; The fourth caliph, Islam was divided into Shiite and Sunnite. Then, Muawiyya transferred the capital to Damascus where he established a new Islamic state called al Amawiyah. In 1924 the city, which had been in Ottoman hands for centuries, fell to Ibn Saud, whose empire later became Saudi Arabia.
"Beliefs and sayings"
- Often said that al Madina is a good city. If some resident has a good heart, lives respectfully there, and eventually falls in love with al Madina, al Madina will love them back. So they will live there forever.
- Islamic poets often *dream* of seeing the Green Dome where the Prophet was laid to rest..."Oh the Green Dome, we have lost our senses, taken by your beauty"
- Who is buried in al Madina will be in the company of the Prophet since it is called Madinat al Rasool or the Messenger's City