All I can say about the people in this city, that they are extremely hospitable, try it your self!
Harsh summers and winters
Not Just An Ordinary Travel
I won’t pretend that there is a wide variety of shopping in Madinah. Unlike many other cities in Saudi Arabia, the centre of this particular one is not dominated by a large shopping mall or high-end stores catering to wealthy Saudis and expats. Certainly, there are plenty of places on the outskirts of the city, but the shops that are found around...more
The Quba mosque is one of the three historically important mosques left in Madinah. It is the site of the oldest mosque in Islam, having been founded by Muhammad upon his flight from Mecca to Madinah. Nevertheless, the current structure is not of particular historical interest, as it was constructed after the original mosque was torn down (it could...more
Masjid Al-Qiblatayn is famous because of its uniqueness amongst mosques. All mosques contain what is known as a qibla, an architectural feature that points the faithful in the direction of Mecca, the direction of prayer. In the early era of Islam, however, the qibla pointed to Jerusalem, as this was the direction in which Muhammad instructed his...more
The interior of the Prophet’s Mosque is remarkable, first and foremost, for the sheer crush of humanity. The crowds are noticeable, but not claustrophobia-inducing, in the main hallways of the men’s section of the prayer hall. The crowd becomes exponentially denser as you proceed into the Riyad al-Jannah, the part of the mosque between Ar-Rawdah...more
The Prophet’s Mosque, or Al-Masjid An-Nabawwi, is the second holiest shrine in Islam, and most definitely the greatest attraction in the city of Madinah. As everything else in Saudi Arabia, it is currently in a state of considerable expansion, and the exterior of the shrine grounds are a mess of excavations and construction works. These do not...more
The city of Madinah is famous for its dates for centuries. Date farming is an important part of the local economy. There are various types of dates sold at the date farms around Madinah. The more popular types are the Al-Ajoh, Al-Safawi, Al-Shalabi, Al-Rothanh and Al-Khadraoui that command good price in the local market.more
Every bit a Hilton! The stay was wonderful and the employees were friendly and helpful. The best...more
My family and I got a chance for 2 connecting rooms,it`s few steps to the Grand mosque(al Masjid Al...more
Dar al Taqwa is the CLOSEST hotel to the Haram in Madinah! It offers a breathtaking view of the...more
The best lebanese restaurant in the city,staff are very friendly,food is good and tasty.remember no place to seat with family ( women i mean ) Mixed salad that contains Hummos and other type of lebanese salad,Kebab,Faitrall the foods are good,always try their natural juice,i love orange&mangomore
i found this kebab restaurant near nabawi mosque. looks delicious and i was just curious is it gonna be the same taste as the one at home? they guy who sell the kebab was so friendly, when i was going to take the picture of the kebab, he misunderstood, he thought i want to take picture of him :) kebab of coursemore
I know this is not what you had in mind as a night spot activitiy,but you`re in Madina,,what do you expect?Night time prayers(not the isha)but what we call in Arabic Quiyam Al Layl....or in other words praying while others are asleep at night is greatly rewarded from Allah(God).The mosque closes it`s gates after the isha prayers,but re-opens at...more
Despite the extreme heat of the daytime, Madinah can get quite pleasant at night, even in the dead of summer. Masjid an-Nabawi closes around midnight, but some stores remain open all night, so one can have an enjoyable experience at night going to eat after nighttime prayers. Modest clothing: Women must cover their entire bodies, and heads, and...more
Getting to Medina is really easy, either by plane, car, or buses; all are available.The cheapest way to get there is by buses.Getting from Medina to Jeddah (and vice versa) is a five-hour journey. Cost is SR45 per person. Getting from Mecca to Medina is about SR50 per person with six-hour journey.Water bottles are served and sometimes snacks for...more
assalamu alaykum walahmat Allah We Offer supplying all kinds of Saudi Arabian Dates fruit (Madina Ajwa, Kalas dates, Sukkari dates, , , Etc And more)Please if you are serious importers of any kind of date in big quantities, do not hasitate to contact us, Give us the kind and the quantity you want and we will be pleased to help you If you want...more
More than 10,000 companions of the Prophet are buried here. So this cemetery represents a piece of heaven to Medina's people and many Muslims. It's located just right beside the Prophet's Mosque.It is said that the youngest daughter of the Prophet 'Fatima az Zahra' is buried here too, but there're other sayings as well.Muslims after they visit the...more
So all Muslim dress code regulations and Muslim customs apply. They are even more strict in Madinah and Mecca though due to the presence of religious police, who sometimes even harass people who are breaking no rule, but who are not following the strict Wahhabi interpertation of Islam. Some things must always be done, like a woman must always cover...more
182 Reviews and Opinions
Although Medina is the second Holy City in the Islamic world, and has got too many historical and religious sightseeings, It is strictly not allowed for non-Muslims to enter Medina since it's considered 'haram' or a forbidden holy area.At the entrance of Medina, there're checkpoints where Muslims and non-Muslims are checked and sorted. You may ask,...more
Unlike the Grand mosque in Makkah where it`s open 24 hours around the clock,the prophet`s mosque closes it`s gates after the (isha) night prayers,then re-open about half an hour before the (fajr)dawn prayers.If you wish to do additional night prayers(Kiyam al layl)then try to go to bed as early as possible then wake up at 3:00am,head to the mosque...more
For those ladies travelling with their kids,and wishing to enter the prophet`s mosque for prayer,they will be guided to pray at the left side of the ladies gate,this is the ladies with kids section.If you are alone or with older female daughters,they will be allowed to enter the inner right part of the mosque,this is to provide more relaxing...more
hello to any muslims in all the world I can help anyone who come to madina city . I can help him insha allah to visit any place in madina . anyone need maps or photo i can send to him. dates ajwa almadina I can serve anyone.................
Luggage and bags:
Keep packing to a minimum so that theres space to bring back lots of gifts and souveniers, or take an extra bag with.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Good to take paracetamol, anti-diarrheals, etc as the names of the medicines you might need will be in arabic.
Miscellaneous: a shoe-bag.
i've seen such an unsual yet, sweet way of celebration as much as making the noise of 'lolouloy'! i've been many times to the Prophet's Mosque to pay him a Ziyara or a visit. The Visit is kind of a religious habit, than a ritual, of leaving home in pursuit of seeing the Beloved, ie, the Prophet. it's specially common among saudi sufi as opposed to...more
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...more
Although Visiting The prophet's Mosque Has No Connection With The Hajj Or Umrah Rituals , We Felt It Is Our Obligation As Muslim To Visit The Prophet's Grave And Mosque As A Token Of Our Love And Appreciation To Him When We Are In Saudi Arabia. Unlike Masjidil Haram Which Open 24hrs , The Nabawi Mosque Close after Isya' And Re-open Again Around...more
Dzul Hulaifah Mosque or Syajarah Mosque also more commonly known as Abyar Ali about 410km north of Mecca and about 10km from Nabawi Mosque can accommodates more than 5000 people. Here is one of the places the pilgrims come to put on their ‘Ihram’ for Hajj or Umrah if they are already in Medina. No Words Can Really Describe My Feelings.more