Places to Visit in Medina.

Medina holds the status of the second holiest city of Islamic religion in the entire world. Its spiritual significance comes right after the Masjid-al-Haram in Makkah. All of the pilgrims arriving in Makkah with their Umrah Packagesand Hajj pilgrimage necessarily visit Medina after the performance of holy rituals. Though none of the rituals of Hajj or Umrah are directly related to Medina, pilgrims visit this city in the love of the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SAWW) because Roza-e-Rasool (SAWW) is present here.

Here are the places to visit in Medina.

Masjid-al-Nabawi (SAWW).

Masjid-al-Nabawi (SAWW), also known as the ‘Prophet’s (SAWW) Mosque’, is the second largest as well as the second most sacred mosque in the world. Present in Saudia Arabia, Masjid-al-Nabawi (SAWW) currently can accommodate up to one million worshippers at a time.

  • Masjid-al-Nabawi (SAWW) is the second mosque that the Holy Prophet (SAWW) built in Medina after migration from Makkah. This mosque is known for its bright green-coloured dome across the globe.
  • Masjid-al-Nabawi (SAWW) is the resting place of Holy Prophet (SAWW) i.e. the Roza-e-Rasool (SAWW) is here.
  • Riyadh ul Jannah (a Garden of Paradise) is also here.


Jannat-al-Baqi is the sacred graveyard in Medina where many close companions and relatives of the Holy Prophet (SAWW) are resting. Prominently including;

  • Hazrat Imam Hasan Ibn Ali (RA) – grandson.
  • Hazrat Fatima-al-Zehra (RA) – daughter.

The graveyard gets its name because of Al-Baqi (an Ansari companion of the Prophet). He (RA) was the first person to be buried here who died shortly after Hazrat Muhammad’s (SAWW) migration to Medina.


Quba Mosque is present approximately 6 from away Medina city, in the village of Quba. It is the first mosque that was established in the name of Islam by the Holy Prophet (SAWW) himself.

  • Allah Almighty also mentions about Masjid-a-Quba in the Holy Quran. That’s why raying here holds immense rewards for the worshipers.
  • Hazrat Muhammad (SAWW) spent 14 days at Masjid-e-Quba while waiting for Ali (RA) to arrive in Medina.
  • After Masjid-al-Nabaw (SAWW), Masjid-e-Quba is the 2nd largest mosque of Medina.

Mount Uhud.

Situated nearly 4 km away from Masjid-al-Nabawi (SAWW), Mount Uhud is where the Battle of Uhud (Ghazwa-e-Uhud) took place in 625 CE.

Mount Uhud also has a cemetery where many martyrs of Ghazwa-e-Uhud are resting; 70 in number. The prominent name among them is Hazrat Hamza ibn Abdul Muttalib (RA) – Prophet Muhammad’s (SAWW) uncle.

Masjid al-Qiblatayn.

Masjid-al-Qiblatayn means the ‘Mosque of the Two Qiblas’. This mosque gets its name from the event when Allah Almighty ordered the Holy Prophet (SAWW) to change Qibla while he (SAWW) was leading a prayer in this mosque.

As per the command of Allah Almighty, the Holy Prophet (SAWW) changed the direction of Qibla while praying from Bait-al-Muqadas (in Jerusalem) to Holy Kaabah (in Makkah). That’s why you will see two mihrabs for this Mosque i.e. niche indicating the qibla.

Wadi e Jinn.

Located at a distance of 41 from Medina, Waid-e-jinn has a reverse gravity phenomenon. Here cars go uphill on their own without even with the engines off! This valley has a lot of myths associated with it.

Masjid al-Ghamama.

Masjid al-Ghamama, also known as the ‘Mosque of Clouds’ is present at a distance of only 300 meters south-west of Masjid-al-Nabawi (SAWW). It is sometimes also referred to as ‘Masjid Eid’ because the Holy Prophet (SAWW) performed the Eid salah here during the last four years of his life.

In addition, Masjid al-Ghamama is also where the holy Prophet (SAWW) performed Salat-ul-Istisqa (a Salah for asking for rainfall from Allah Almighty) after which the clouds suddenly appeared and brought rain in Medina.

Al-Medina Museum.

Al-Medina Museum was the first ever museum to be built in Medina. There are many archaeological collections, along with rare images of the city that perfectly portray its history and culture. You can find nearly 2000 artefacts with rich Islamic heritage here.

  • Al-Medina Museum is present in Medina Knowledge Economic City on King Abdul Road.
  • The museum holds details of the Prophet’s (SAWW) life as well.
  • You can visit Al-Medina Museum from 11:00 A.M. to 07:00 P.M from Saturday to Thursday.
  • Friday is closed.
  • The entry fee to Al-Medina Museum is £6 (per person).

Al Noor Mall.

For your shopping needs, Al Noor Mall is the perfect spot because it houses domestic and international clothing brands along with on-site restaurants and entertainment options.

The mall timings are;

  • From 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 P.M. (Monday to Thursday) and (Saturday to Sunday).
  • From 01:30 A.M. to 11L00 P.M. (on Fridays).

These are the places that you must visit in Medina with your Halal holidays all inclusive with flights.

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