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Top 6 Islamic Sites In Medina You Must Visit When You Travel To Saudi Arabia

By S Batool, Posted on 24 Nov, 2022 at 07:50 pm

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Top 6 Islamic Sites In Medina You Must Visit When You Travel To Saudi Arabia

Medina is home to some of the most stunning architecture and historical sites in the world. The Islamic holy city of Medina is located in the Hejaz region of Saudi Arabia. The city is home to the Prophet's Mosque, the second-holiest site in Islam after Mecca. Medina is also the site of the Qiblatain Mosque, where the Islamic prophet Muhammad is said to have received a revelation from God to change the direction of prayer from Jerusalem to Mecca, and the Quba Mosque, which is the oldest mosque in the world.

The city has a population of 1.8 million people, making it the fourth-largest city in Saudi Arabia. Medina is an important religious and cultural center for Muslims worldwide and is one of the holiest sites in Islam.


Top Islamic sights in Medina:


Al Masjid an Nabawi

Al Masjid an Nabawi is one of the holiest sites in Islam. It is located in the city of Medina in Saudi Arabia and is the final resting place of the Prophet Muhammad. Every year, millions of Muslim pilgrims from all over the world travel to Medina to perform the Hajj or pilgrimage and visit Al Masjid an Nabawi. The mosque was originally built in 622 AD, shortly after the Prophet Muhammad's arrival in Medina. Over the centuries, it has been expanded and remodeled several times, most recently in 1975.

Today, Al Masjid an Nabawi is one of the largest mosques in the world, able to accommodate up to 1.2 million worshippers. For Muslims, Al Masjid an Nabawi is sacred places of worship and powerful symbols of their faith.


Masjid Quba Madina

Masjid Quba is located in the city of Madina and is one of the oldest mosques in the world. The mosque was built by the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and is considered to be the first mosque ever built. It is said that the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) used to pray at Masjid Quba every Friday after he migrated to Madina. A mosque is also a place where many pilgrims perform their Umrah, as it is located just a few kilometers away from Masjid al-Haram.

Masjid Quba is a beautiful mosque with a calm and peaceful atmosphere. It is a place where one can feel close to Allah and experience the true essence of Islam.


Masjid Al Qiblatayn

Masjid Al Qiblatayn, located in Medina, Saudi Arabia, is a significant mosque because it is where the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) received the revelation to change the qiblah from Jerusalem to Makkah. The name Masjid Al Qiblatayn literally means "The Mosque of the Two Qiblas" and refers to the fact that it was built with two prayer chambers, each facing a different qiblah. Today, Masjid Al Qiblatayn is an important pilgrimage site for Muslims from all over the world.

Every year, thousands of Muslims travel to Medina to perform Hajj and Umrah, and many of them make a point to visit Masjid Al Qiblatayn and pray in both of its prayer chambers. In doing so, they reaffirm their commitment to following the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and remember the importance of unity in Islam.


Masjid AL-Jummah

Al Jum'ah Mosque, referred to by the locals as Bani Salim Mosque, Al-Wadi Mosque, Al-Ghubaib Mosque, and 'Atikah Mosque is a place of significance in Medina, Saudi Arabia. It marks where Islamic prophet Muhammad did his first Jumu'ah prayer while he was migrating from Mecca to Medina with his followers.


Anbariya Mosque

The Anbariya Mosque, more commonly referred to as the Hamidiye Mosque, was built by Ottoman Turk in Medina- which is now a part of Saudi Arabia. It gets its name from the nearby Anbariya Gate. More importantly, it was constructed in 1908 by none other than Abdulhamid II. The Hejaz Railway project established both the railway station and museum located near the mosque.


The Seven Mosques

The Seven Mosques, or Sab'u Masajid, is a complex of six small mosques in Medina, Saudi Arabia. The complex is named for the seven mosques it once included, though one has since been lost to time. The remaining six mosques are often visited by pilgrims for their historic and religious significance. According to Saudi sources, there is no explicit mandate from the Islamic prophet Muhammad or in Sharia regarding the virtue of visiting these mosques. However, the mosques are still considered holy sites by many Muslims and are thus deserving of pilgrimage.

In recent years, there has been a push to preserve the Seven Mosques as cultural and religious heritage sites. This effort is aimed at ensuring that these important pieces of history are not lost to future generations.

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