Islam is the second largest religion in the world. Muslim community lives in about 60 major countries of the world. There are about 1.8 billion Muslims in the world. Muslim spread in every Continent of the world. Islam stand on 5 major pillars. One of the pillar is Hajj. In Hajj Muslims have to visit the Holy places of Islam. These places include Makkah (Al-Haram) and Medina (Al-Nabawi). So, that’s why these two cities of Saudi Arabia have a lot of importance in Muslim community.
History of Medina
Historical battles and many other events held in Medina. There is a whole Islamic history in Medina. Holy Prophet (SAW) moved to Medina with his companion. Then started preaching Islam here. As a result Islam spread in this whole region.
Medina is known for
Medina the Holy city is reputable for
• Masjid Al-Nabawi
• Holy Places
• Tourist Spots
Masjid Al-Nabawi is the Holy place of Muslims. It is known for the Holy shrine of the Holy Prophet (SAW). Masjid Nabawi surrounds this Holy Shrine. Pilgrims from all over the world came here. The Masjid has a vast prayer hall and beautiful architectural design. The vast halls have small and a lot of domes. Each done has some holes with lights up the vast hall. The light coming out of those domes seems like Allah’s blessing showering directly from the sky to the hall trough these domes.
The great Green Dome is the real beauty of this mosque. The Minhars, Mehrab and Minbar add beauty to this Holy Masjid. The whole Masjid is carpeted by Red color. A little area is colored as Green this green color area is known as Rawdah. It is one of the garden of Heaven. As Prophet (SAW) said:
“Between my house and my pulpit lays a garden from the gardens of Paradise and my pulpit is upon my fountain” Hazrat Muhammad (SAW).Pilgrims and other people came to Masjid Al-Nabawi. To bow before Allah and excuse for their sinful life and hope for a new better life.
Other Holy Places
Beside these Holy places there are also many tourist spots in Medina. These Tourist spots include:
• Al-Noor Mall
• Al-Madinah Museum
• Rashed Mall
• The Beautiful Names of ALLAH Gallery
• Madinah Media Museum
• Koran Museum
• Old Bazzar