Medina or Medina Al Munawwarah is the second holiest city for Muslims after Mecca. This city is also always visited by pilgrims and Umrah because there is the Prophet’s Mosque and the tomb of the Prophet Muhammad SAW there. The distance is about 450 kilometers or four hours drive from Makkah.
If you are planning to perform Hajj or Umrah, try visiting 10 religious tourist attractions in Medina that are witnesses of civilization, culture, and the development of Islam. Whoa, where was that? Check out the full list below!
- The Quba Mosque was the first mosque built by the Prophet Muhammad during the migration journey from Mecca to Medina in 622 AD
- Al Jum’ah Mosque is the place where the Prophet Muhammad performed the first Friday prayers after moving from Mecca to Medina
- Once a battlefield between Muslims and the Quraysh, the scenery in Jabal Uhud is the amazing city of Medina
- Al Qiblatain Mosque is the place where the Prophet Muhammad received Allah’s orders to change the Qibla from the Aqsa Mosque to the Grand Mosque
- Dar Al Madinah Museum stores and manages collections of objects related to Islamic history and culture
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- Media Museum Medina also displays the history of culture and the spread of Islam. The location is not far from the Prophet’s Mosque
- Al Ahzab Mosque is also called Al Fath Mosque because this is where the Surah Al Fath was revealed which contains the promise of Allah SWT for the victory of Muslims in the war of khanaq
- As Shajarah Mosque or Dhul Hulaifah Mosque becomes the miqat (limit) of wearing ihram before Hajj or Umrah from Medina to Mecca
- Masjid Al Ghamamah or Al Musalla is believed to have been used by the Prophet Muhammad SAW to perform Eid prayers in 631 AD
- The Bilal bin Rabah Mosque was built on the former house of Bilal Bin Rabah, the first muezzin in Islam. The location is near the Prophet’s Mosque
Those are 10 religious tourist attractions in Medina that you can visit when performing Hajj or Umrah. You will find a lot of wisdom and knowledge about Islamic history when you go there. Hope you can explore all the places above, huh