Ziyaarah in Madinah - Between 7.30am to 12.00pm
(4 stops + drive-by tour)
1-MASJID QUBA (QUBA MOSQUE) (STOP HERE)
The first Mosque of Islam, situated in the south of the city upon entering the City of Prophet Muhammad PBUH. The Prophet PBUH stopped here for 4 days and built the first Mosque here before moving into the city, and thereafter he built his Mosque (Al-Masjid Al- Nabawi) with the help of his companions and the Ansaar (Helpers) of Madinah.
The virtue and reward for praying 2 Rakah unit Prayer here is a reward a full completed Umrah. Both men and women may pray there. It is a large Mosque with shops and market stalls selling sweets, dates and fresh fruit with very competitive prices. Please be aware that it can get very crowded at times.
Duration: 30 minutes.
Masjid Quba, Madinah
2-MASJID AL-QIBLATAIN (MOSQUE OF 2 QIBLAHS) (STOP HERE)
Here is the Mosque where the Prophet PBUH changed the Qiblah (direction for prayer) from Baitul Maqdis in Jerusalem towards the Kabah in Makkah. The old direction is opposite the Qiblah of today, the Kabah.
There is no special virtue to pray in this Mosque, and a 2 Rakaat Prayer for entering the Mosque is only the Sunnah here as per any other Mosque. There are facilities for both men and women, the toilets for women here can get very crowded, please ensure you check clearly where you are and where the vehicle/ transport is parked to avoid inconvenience.
Duration: Around 20 minutes.
3-JABAL & SHOHADAA UHUD (STOP HERE) (MOUNT UHUD & MARTYRS OF UHUD)
The Mount of Uhud is on the northern side of Madinah one straight road from the Prophet’s Mosque and it can be seen from far and wide. At the foot of the Mountain is an area where the Battle of Uhud took place and the Martyrs of Uhud are buried- at least 70 Martyrs including the great “Lion of Allah” Hamzah Ibn Abdul Muttalib RA and Mus’ab Ibn Umair are buried amongst many others.
It is possible to give greetings to those buried there in the graveyard and, also climb the small Archers’ Hill to have a good idea of how the Battle of Uhud unfolded. There are open street market stalls selling dates, sweets, and naturally dried mint leaves and other spices.
Duration: 1 hour maximum. NOTE: Good footwear essential.
Jabal Uhud, Madinah
4-SAB’A MASAJID (SEVEN MOSQUES) (STOP HERE)
Is a group of Mosques, its real number is six, but its name is known as Seven Mosques. These small Mosques are located on the western side of Mount Sila’ when part of the trench dug by Muslims in the time of the Prophet PBUH to defend Madinah when the Quraish marched into Madinah on 5th AH. The Mosques are in a row from the north to the south. Masjid Fath is one of the group of masjids known collectively as Masjid Sab’ah (The Seven Mosques), the others being Masjid Salman Farsi, Masjid Ali, Masjid Umar, Masjid Sa’ad, Masjid Abu Bakr.
Most of the Mosques apart from Abu Bakr Mosque and Al-Fath Mosque have been demolished and a large Mosque has been built in their places of people to visit now.
There are no special prayers here, only the 2 Rakah prayer for entering the Mosque.
Duration: 15 minutes.
5-DATE FARM (STOP HERE)
A stop off at a local date farm in Madinah where you will be able to buy from the source.
Freshly picked and sold to you while having the accessibility to venture around the grounds of the farm.
Duration: 15 minutes