It Is A Sunnah To Visit The Martyrs Of Uhud Which Is 5km From The City. The Prophet's Uncle Saidina Hamzah Received The Honor As Martydom When He Was Killed In The Battle Field Of Uhud. The Prophet s.a.w Used To Visit Uhud And Prayed For The Souls Of Those Who Were Buried there.
The Qiblatain Mosque Is One Of The Mosque To Visit As There Are History Behind The Name Of This Mosque. Before The Ka'abah In The Holy Mosque Of Mecca Become The Directions For Muslims To Pray, Muslims Used To Pray To The Direction Of Baitul Muqaddis In Jerusalem.The Direction Was Changed After The Order Came From Allah In The Holy Quran ( Al- Baqarah 2:144 )
The Quba' Mosque Lies 3km From Madinah City. This Is The First Mosque Built In The Islamic History By The Prophet As Soon As He Step Foot In Quba' During His Migration From Mecca.The Name For Quba' Mosque Was Originally Taken From The Place Itself. It Is A Sunnah To Take Wudhu' (Ablution) Before Visiting The Mosque Of Quba' And Offer Prayers In It. The Prophet s.a.w Prayed There And Encouraged The Muslims To Do the Same.
The Seven Mosques have got a religious history. When Muslims used to have battles, they used to form small groups to pray scattered here and there. They didn't have the time to make lines altogether to perform prayers. So in every place they used to pray, they used to call it a mosque even if they didn't build any walls to have an actual mosque. So people after them built seven mosques as they spotted these places where mostly occupied by these people prayers. That what explains all of the mosques are small.
Unfortunately, no mosque remained unless for walls. They were removed recently!!!
Each mosque had taken the name of the one who performed most of the prayers at that spot. The names of the mosques are:
Fatima az Zahra, Omar bin al Khattab, Salman al Farsi, Abu Bakr Assiddik, Ali bin Abi Talib, al Fat'h and al Quiblatain where it's considered to be among the Seven Mosques because it's 2 km away.
Or al Khandag is a long a bit deep hole that was dug by the Prophet and his companions to defend Medina. It's located at the north western side of the city. This idea was suggested by the companion Solomon the Persian since this side of the city was undefended while the other sides were surrounded by mountains and farms of palms.
The Trench was re-opened and re-covered through the Islamic ages. Now it's completely covered and a street has taken its name; street of al Khandag.
It's nearby the Seven Mosques.
Hamza bin Abdulmutalib is the paternal uncle of the Prophet. He is the master of martyrs in Islam. He received the honor of martydom in the battle of Ohod. Then he was buried at the battle ground. This event occured in 3 AH. It was the major defeat Muslims every received at the time of the Prophet. Seventy companions had gone.
Shohada Ohod (martyrs of Ohod) and Sayedna Hamza's grave is one of the key religious sightseeings in Medina. Many Muslims consider this visit as costumary.
Or the Mosque of the Two Directions is located 5KM north west to the Prophet Mosque.
The Islamic history narrates that this mosque has got its name, because Muslims used to pray to one direction (to Jerusalem) at the onset of Islam. Then they were ordered to change the direction to the Holy Mosque in Mecca. So this mosque was the only mosque where Muslims performed their prayers to two directions (quiblatain).
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.
Masjid Quba or Mosque of Quba is one of the famous mosques besides the Mosque of the Prophet.
It's the first mosque built in the Islamic history. Prophet Mohammed started building the basis then his companions followed up the rest. It was built as soon as the Prophet arrived to Medina due to his immigration from Mecca. So it was built 1400 years ago and had been rebuilt many times across ages.
The tomb can be visited by men all day around expet from 6:30am/10:00 am and from 1:30PM/3:30PM where it`s almost open for the ladies to visit,I say almost because in Islam it`s forbidden for ladies to visit any tombs or graveyards(you know how women are passionate and cry easily),therefor,
the ladies have a chance to pary in Al rawdha al Khadraa,(the green paradise),where it`s greatly rewarded for muslims to pray at.
Long ago we(ladies)could see the tomb,but now there is a huge curtain that seperates the tomb from us.
It was impossible for me to take any pictures of al rawdha Al khadra.
Here the Muslims were defeted by the non believers of prophet Mohammad from Quraish tribe.
It a very close mountain,about 10 minutes drive from al Masjid Al nabawi.
I made sure that my kids visit this site,as my daughter had this in her history class,and it was like a field trip for her.
you pay fees at the entrance,not sure how much though.
you can also hire a guide that tells you historical facts about this battel.
A look at the interior of the orignial Masjid an-Nabi. Here the mihrab of rasulullah (saw) is shown along with a white flowered carpeted area which indicates the Rawdah. From my house to my minbar is a garden (rawdah) from the gardens of Paradise, said the prophet (saw).
This green dome is what makes the prophet`s mosque diffirent from the one in Makkah.
try to get a room that over looks this view!
This picture was taken from a Hilton Hotel room.
You can see it on the right hand side.
the white domes on the left are the ones that moves automaticly when the morning sun shines!
This is the main reason you`re(as a Muslim) will be visiting Madina.
In Arabic it`s called Al Masjid Al Nabawi
Of course you will also have a chance to visit the tomb where the prophet is burried,also Abo Bakr(his father in law)and the first leader of Islam after the prophet`s death,also burried there Omar ibn Al Khattab,the 2nd leader of Islam.
In Saudi taking photograph of certain places is prohibited so this is the picture of Al- Baqi’(some called it Al- Bakee) that I took from one of the book cause normally we can only take the picture from afar. Here is the place where most of the prophet families and companions (sahabah) were buried. It’s a walking distance from the Nabawi Mosque. Muslim who passes away in Medina during Hajj or Umrah will also get the honor to bury here. Please take some of your time to visit Al- Baqi’ cemetery when you are in Madina and make Du'a for those who have gone before us…May God Bless Their Soul!