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Why Are Makkah and Madinah So Important for Muslims?

Short Answer:  Makkah stands on its own as the most sacred place in Islam. It is the destination of all Muslims to fulfill Hajj, the fifth main Islamic pillar. Makkah and Madinah witnessed the very precious early moments of Islam: the birth of Prophet Muhammad and the revelation of the Quran. Makkah is the center of …

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The Prophet's Mosque as a Rehabilitation Center

Since its inception, the Prophet’s mosque in Madinah functioned as a community development center. It performed numerous religious, educational and socio-political roles and functions. It was a center for religious activities, a learning center, the seat of the Prophet’s government, welfare and charity center, a detention and rehabilitation center, a place for occasional medical treatment …

Al-Madinah: Names and History

Taibah, Yathreb and Dar Al-Hijrah are different names to one city, Al-Madinah. Al-Madinah (Arabic for the city) was so called as it received Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) when he fled Makkah in 622 CE. It is also known by the name Taibah derived from the Arabic word meaning kindness. Another name …

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