Medina Travel Guide

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    inside the Masjid el Nabi
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  • The Rawdah
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Medina Things to Do

  • find out more about medina

    most of the visitors to medina used to visit 5 places like the prophet mosque , shohada Ohod , baqee' al gharqad ... qeblatain mosque and Qubaa but there is a saudi guy how has an AC big car GMC 2004 speaks English fleuntly can take those people who want to find out more about the secrets of madina .... with a nice stories of historical events.also...

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  • Shopping in Madinah

    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...

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  • Quba Mosque

    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...

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  • Masjid Al-Qiblatayn

    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...

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  • Prophet's Mosque and Rawdah

    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...

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  • The Prophet's Mosque

    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...

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Medina Restaurants

  • Want To Taste One Of The Best Shawarma...

    The restaurant's setting was really nice, different had a clear and calm atmosphere despite how busy it gets. People know good food when they taste it, they kept coming back for more and the service was wonderful!It can take some time figuring out how to get served..you could ask someone and ask for a menu.Its conveniently tucked away at the...

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  • Highway Restaurant.

    It's a small restaurant on the highway while going from Mecca to Medina.Simple local food is available, fulfill your basic needs. Chicken Tikka is special with tomato sauce.

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  • Try lebanese cuisine in medina

    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&mango

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Medina Nightlife

  • Night time prayers

    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...

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  • Great time

    A lovely shot from the courtyard of the Prophet's Mosque. Underneath this green dome lies Rasulullah (saw), Abu Bakr (ra) & Umar (ra).

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  • During Ramadaan (this is the...

    During Ramadaan (this is the 9th month of the islamic calender), there IS ONLY a nightlife. Nearly everyone sleeps during the day except for the essential prayer times, where the hustle and bustle of the streets settles down to silence. A good formula to follow is: Friday nights in prayer and saterday nights at taiba centre or gazza for shopping...

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Medina Transportation

  • From jidddah to Madina by car

    This picture was taken on the highway to Madina,the trip by car takes about 3and a half hours to 4hours depends on the speed you`re driving at.

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  • SAPTCO buses

    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...

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  • Madina airport

    We took the airplane from Jiddah to Madina,the flights takes between 30-45 minutes.The airport is located not far from the prophet`s mosque.it has good sevices,very small duty free shops,and a toilet for disabled.

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Medina Shopping

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  • Local Market Around the Masjid al Nabawi

    i love the scarf sellers. I always return with a bag full of beautiful scarves. At 5 SRs (about $1.50) each, a real bargain. Scarves, prayer carpets, Qur'ans, abayas, gold, bakhoor Bargain!

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  • best dates from best place

    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...

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  • better Rates

    The date market is located about 2 km from the hotel. It is better to get a taxi and reach there. You will find number of shops with all type of dates on very competitive prices. You may have to bargain a little.

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Medina Local Customs

  • by Manyana Written May 12, 2005

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    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 Prophet's mosque and tomb, they visit this cemetery to greet the companions and the other dead. It is costumary for Muslims to send greetings of peace to the dead.
    Women are not allowed in and sometime men are not allowed in either. It gets very crowded.
    Many Muslims wish to be buried in this cemetery. Since it gets too full, if the person doesn't live in Medina but coming from a different city, they need a permission to bury the dead in here. Other time, it's just allowed depending how busy it gets.
    This cemetery is only for Sunni Muslims; Wahhabis, Sufis or whatever. There is another cemetery for Shaiit Muslims.
    The tomb's top level should not exceed 30 cm, no stones or domes should be built on the grave(Wahhabi belief).

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Medina Warnings and Dangers

  • Non-Muslims are NOT allowed in al-Haram

    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,...

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  • Night prayers

    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...

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  • Ladies with children

    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...

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Medina Tourist Traps

  • by saf2004 Written Jun 11, 2011

    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.................

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Medina What to Pack

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    by nartjies Written Sep 8, 2002

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    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.

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Medina Off The Beaten Path

  • Al-Quran Printing And Production Centre

    Here Is The Place You'll Want To Visit To Witness How The Holy Quran Is Printed. For Your Info, Before The Holy Quran Was To Be Printed And Produce, It Has To Be 100% Thoroughly Checked By The Specialist.

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  • celebrating the Visit: 'lolouloying'

    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...

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  • 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...

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  • Nabawi Mosque

    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...

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  • Dzul Hulaifah Mosque

    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.

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  • Sala' Mountain

    The versant of Sala' Mountain, where was the leading center where built AL-Fateh Mosque, and appear in the photo Abu Bakr AL-Saddeeq Mosque, Ali bin Abi Taleb Mosque and Salman AL-Farsi Mosque.

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