Though visiting Madinah is not part of Hajj, many pilgrims ensure they never miss it
Muslims dearly love the “Prophet’s city”. Here he lived, spread the message and passed away.
These are the 4 top-visited places in Madinah after the Prophet’s Mosque.
1. THE PROPHET’S GRAVE
The Prophet was buried in a room close to his mosque. Later expansions of the mosque attached the grave to it. Muslims visit and greet the Prophet and his two Companions, Abu Bakr and Umar, buried beside him.
2. THE BAQI’ CEMETERY
Visiting graves is a great, spiritual experience. It softens the heart and reminds us of the next life. Baqi‘ includes most of the Prophet’s wives and many of his Companions
It was built by the Prophet when he approached Madinah in the course of his Hijrah (migration). According to a hadith, you gain the reward of an Umrah if you cleanse yourself at home and pray in Quba mosque
4- MOUNT OF UHUD
It witnessed the second battle in Islam when polytheists tried to invade Madinah. You can visit the graves of the 70 Companions who were martyred in defense of Islam and the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him).
May Allah bless us all with visiting Madinah