Medina is the second sacred city on earth and is very highly considered in Islam. It is situated 400km north of Makah, in the west of Saudi Arabia. People from all over the world come to amazing places visit in Medina every year during the Blessed Hajj and Umrah journey. On their journey, they desire to cover all the essential places to visit in Medina. To visit these places in Medina you can avail yourself of Umrah packages.
The city is not only decorated with attractive views that the hajjis can visit during their journey or on holiday. Before the spread of Islam, this city was initially known as Yathrib and was changed the name as Madinat an-Nabi (the Prophet’s SAW City or city of the Prophet SAW) after Prophet Mohammad SAW‘s death and later as al-Medina al-Munawwarah. Not only it is the city with the fourth top population but is also the capital of Medina Province of Saudi Arabia.
Al-Masjid An-Nabawi was the second place constructed by the Holy Prophet in the first year of Hijra when he migrated from Makah to Medina. The mosque occupies the tomb of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), which can be recognized by a bright green colored dome in the southeast corner of the mosque. Lots of people visit the mosque during their Umrah and Hajj trip and offer their prayers. It is normally open irrespective of time or date.
2-Quba Mosque in Medina:
Quba mosque situated 6 km away from Medina, the Quba Mosque was constructed in the village of Quba. It is said that this might be the first mosque in the world that is in reality from the time of the Holy Prophet in the 7th era. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) go to this mosque when he was migrating from Makah to Medina. He spent 14 days in the mosque while waiting for Ali (R.A) to arrive in Medina.
3-Masjid al-Qiblatayn in Medina:
The Masjid of the Two Qiblas or Masjid al-Qiblatayn is the location where the Holy Prophet (PBUH) received the orders to change the direction of (Qibla) from Jerusalem to Makah. Sawad bin Ghanam bin Kaab constructed this mosque in 623 CE, and it is among the few mosques to have two mihrabs.
4-Jannat-al-Baqi in Medina:
Jannat-al-Baqi or The Garden of Heaven is among the first graveyards of Medina. This is the resting place of many scholars, friends, and the Prophet’s (PBUH) family. It is said that the Prophet himself chose this spot to be a graveyard. Al-Baqi (an Ansari friend) was the first person to be suppressed here.
5-Mount Uhud in Medina:
Situated about 4 km away from the Prophet’s (PBUH) Mosque, Mount Uhud is a significant Islamic milestone as this was the site where the Fight of Uhud was fought in 625 CE. There is a graveyard near the site where the martyrs of the battle are suppressed. The graveyard has 70 martyrs, including Hamza ibn Abdul Muttalib, Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) uncle.
6-The Dessert of Saleh in Medina:
This dessert is one of the most good-looking traveler charms in Medina. With huge tombs and graves, it has several sketches and captions on its walls. This is a must-visit visitor attraction in the city as it is also considered a UNESCO World’s Heritage site with the best-preserved leftovers of the lost Nabataean Kingdom. It is situated south of Al Nafud and is an unbelievable sight in the whole Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
7-Wadi e Jinn:
Only 41 km away from the city, the valley is magical and casts a shadowy effect on the cars, allowing them to move without any energy from the driver. Citizens believe that the place has the control of Jinn, and a few have claimed to hear sounds that belong to them. Though, geologists call it a wonder of reverse gravity.
In the haven city of Yanbu-al-Bahr, 120 miles away from Medina, this attractive beach is famous for its attractive sights, fun water games, and blue sceneries. Travelers can enjoy jet skiing, scuba diving, and go in a boat or love the traces of fishermen’s houses that were constructed usually. It is a significant port and an ideal hide-out from the busy city life.
This is the first museum that was constructed in the city of Medina. It shows the history of Islam and also holds various archaeological collections, exceptional images of the city, and graphic galleries. It is situated on King Abdul Road in the Medina Knowledge Economic City.
10-Al Noor Mall:
These mall witnesses around 150,000 people every week. One can find everything from Armani suits to old-style Arabic dresses. This mall houses a mixture of restaurants, global retail, and Spark’s Family Entertaining area.
When you avail of Umrah full package 2022 during this holy journey you can visit these all above mentioned places in Medina to gain the real spiritual values of Islamic history.