Madina

Madina

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Medina is the second-most important city in Islam and a major pilgrimage destination. “Medina” means the “City of the Prophet,” is in the Hejaz region of western Saudi Arabia.

It was to Medina city that Muhammad fled when he was initially driven out of Mecca, and the place where he attracted his first followers. Medina currently has a population of about 600,000 people and is the home of “The Prophet’s Mosque.”

The long form of the Arabic name for Medina (Madinat Rasul Allah) means “City of the Prophet of Allah”, while the short form (al-Madina) just means “the City”. Muslims always add salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam (“peace be upon him”) after mentioning the Prophet Muhammad, so the full form of the name is commonly given as “Madinat Rasul Allah salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam.”

Medina is the second holy city of Islam, after Mecca. Its importance as a religious site derives from the presence there of the Masjid al Nabawi, the Mosque of the Prophet, which was built on the site of Muhammad’s home and is where he is buried. The first mosque of Islam is also located in Medinah and is known as Masjid al-Quba, the Quba Mosque.

Country Saudi Arabia
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Languages spokenArabic
Currency usedRiyal
Area (km2)589 km²

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Medina is the second-most important city in Islam and a major pilgrimage destination. "Medina" means the "City of the Prophet," is in the Hejaz region of western Saudi Arabia.

It was to Medina city that Muhammad fled when he was initially driven out of Mecca, and the place where he attracted his first followers. Medina currently has a population of about 600,000 people and is the home of "The Prophet's Mosque."

The long form of the Arabic name for Medina (Madinat Rasul Allah) means "City of the Prophet of Allah", while the short form (al-Madina) just means "the City". Muslims always add salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam ("peace be upon him") after mentioning the Prophet Muhammad, so the full form of the name is commonly given as "Madinat Rasul Allah salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam."

Medina is the second holy city of Islam, after Mecca. Its importance as a religious site derives from the presence there of the Masjid al Nabawi, the Mosque of the Prophet, which was built on the site of Muhammad's home and is where he is buried. The first mosque of Islam is also located in Medinah and is known as Masjid al-Quba, the Quba Mosque.

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Medina is the second-most important city in Islam and a major pilgrimage destination. "Medina" means the "City of the Prophet," is in the Hejaz region of western Saudi Arabia.

It was to Medina city that Muhammad fled when he was initially driven out of Mecca, and the place where he attracted his first followers. Medina currently has a population of about 600,000 people and is the home of "The Prophet's Mosque."

The long form of the Arabic name for Medina (Madinat Rasul Allah) means "City of the Prophet of Allah", while the short form (al-Madina) just means "the City". Muslims always add salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam ("peace be upon him") after mentioning the Prophet Muhammad, so the full form of the name is commonly given as "Madinat Rasul Allah salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam."

Medina is the second holy city of Islam, after Mecca. Its importance as a religious site derives from the presence there of the Masjid al Nabawi, the Mosque of the Prophet, which was built on the site of Muhammad's home and is where he is buried. The first mosque of Islam is also located in Medinah and is known as Masjid al-Quba, the Quba Mosque.

Culture and history info

In 622, Medina became the seat of Muhammad's growing movement after the Hijra. In 622 Muhammad was invited to come and live in Yathrib (the old name of Medina) and act as a sort of governor.

Medina in those times was a divided city. Different clans and religions were eternally quarrelling and bickering and Muhammad brought unity to the city. All parties agreed to a pact drawn up by Muhammad and his followers. He invited all people in the city to follow the new religion of Islam. However, he had trouble convincing the Jewish population (which was actually quite large) that Islam was the true version of Judaism.

In the ten years following the Hijra, Medina formed the base from which Muhammad attacked and was attacked and it was from here that he marched on Makkah, becoming its ruler without battle. Even when Islamic rule was established Medina remained for some years the most important city of Islam and the de facto capital of the Caliphate.

Under the first four Caliphs, known as the Righteous Caliphs, the Islamic empire expanded rapidly and came to include centres of learning such as Jerusalem, Ctesiphon, and Damascus. After the death of Ali, the fourth caliph, Mu'awiyya transferred the capital to Damascus and the importance of Medina dwindled and became of a religious more than a political nature.

In 1924 the city, which had been in Ottoman hands for centuries, fell to Ibn Saud, whose empire later became Saudi Arabia.

Al Eman Royal Hotel

Al Eman Royal Hotel

King Faisal Rd, Badaah, Central Area north, Al Madina, Medina 42311, Saudi Arabia, Madina
This down-to-earth hotel is 2 km from Al-Masjid an-Nabawi (mosque) and 10 km from Dar Al Madinah Mus More info
Al Madinah Harmony Hotel

Al Madinah Harmony Hotel

King Faisal Rd, Badaah, Medina 42311, Saudi Arabia, Madina
Set in the city centre, this modern hotel with latticework details is a 6-minute walk from the mosqu More info
Dar Al Taqwa Hotel

Dar Al Taqwa Hotel

Off Al Sitteen Street,Al Haram, Near Masjid An Nabawi، Badaah, Medina 42311, Saudi Arabia, Madina
Set opposite the Al-Masjid an-Nabawi (mosque), this lavish hotel is 15 minutes’ walk from the More info
Le Méridien Medina

Le Méridien Medina

Khaled Bin El Waleed Road, Medina Saudi Arabia, Madina
This contemporary hotel is 2 km from Masjid al-Qiblatayn mosque, and 10 km from both the Green Dome More info
Madinah Hilton

Madinah Hilton

King Fahd Rd, Badaah, Medina 42311, Saudi Arabia, Madina
A 2-minute walk from the Al-Masjid an-Nabawi mosque, this sleek, imposing hotel is 2 km from the lan More info
2 Weeks Package 2020

2 Weeks Package 2020

Madina, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
  Group Tour Details Departure date 23/07/2020 Return date 09/08/2020  Airline More info
3 Week Package 2020

3 Week Package 2020

Madina, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
  Group Tour Details Departure date 24/07/2020  Return date 16/08/2020 Airline More info
Easter 2020

Easter 2020

Madina, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
  Group Tour Details Departure date 13/04/2020 Return date23 26/04/2020  Airlin More info
Easter Umrah Package 2018

Easter Umrah Package 2018

Madina, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
  Group Tour Details Departure date 05/04/2018 (SV112 LHR JED 1230) Return date More info
February Umrah Packages 2018

February Umrah Packages 2018

Madina, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
  Makkah Makkah Hotel 5*Hilton Convention Makkah Nights 5 Nights Inc. Breakfast R More info
Feburary 2020

Feburary 2020

Madina, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
  Group Tour Details Departure date 13/02/2020 Return date23 23/02/2020  Airlin More info
Hajj Package Deluxe

Hajj Package Deluxe

Jeddah, Madina, Makkah
  Flights and Transfers Departure date 15 AUG 2018 Return date 28 AUG 2018 &nb More info
London Eastern Umrah 2020

London Eastern Umrah 2020

Madina, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
  Group Tour Details Departure date 04/04/2020 Return date23 18/04/2020  Airlin More info
Ramadan Umrah Package 2018

Ramadan Umrah Package 2018

Madina, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
  Makkah Makkah Hotel 4*Dar Al Eiman Grand Makkah Nights 5 Nights Inc. Iftar Rati More info
Ramadhan Package 2020

Ramadhan Package 2020

Madina, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
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Super Deluxe Hajj Package 2018

Super Deluxe Hajj Package 2018

Madina, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
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Umrah and Dubai Package

Umrah and Dubai Package

Dubai, Madina, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
  Package Detail Makkah Nights 5 Nights Madinah Nights 5 Nights Dubai Nights  2 Nig More info

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Peugeot

Peugeot

Price per day £ 60
Car typeEconomy
Max people5
Door count5
Minimum driver age18
TransmissionAutomatic
Air-conditioned?Yes
Unlimited mileage?Yes