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Top Historical Places to Visit in Madinah

The article showcases well-known and historically important sites to explore in Madinah al Munawara. Each site is accompanied by a short historical overview and its exact Google location for easy reference while visiting Madinah. Below is a detailed list of the sites covered in this article:


Top Historical Places to Visit in Madinah

Masjid-al-Nabawi

  • It's also called the Prophet's Mosque and it's in Madinah.

  • Inside, you'll find the tomb of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

  • It's the second-biggest mosque in the world.

  • There's a special spot in the mosque called Riyaz-ul-Jannah, which is believed to be a garden from Heaven.

  • Location:


Masjid-al-Quba

  • The first mosque ever built in Islam.

  • Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said praying just two units of prayer here is as good as doing an Umrah (small pilgrimage).

  • It's about 3.5 kilometers south of the Prophet's Mosque in Medina, so it's easy to get to.

  • You can walk straight from the Prophet's Mosque using a pathway called Quba Avenue/Quba Road to reach this mosque directly.

  • Location:


Masjid-al-Qiblatain

  • It's also called the Mosque of Two Qiblas.

  • During prayers here, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) got a message from Allah to change the direction of prayer from Jerusalem to Makkah. This event is written in the Quran (Surah Al-Baqarah, verse 144).

  • It's around 2.5 kilometers away from the Prophet's Mosque in Madinah.

  • Location:



Jannat ul Baqi

  • Is the oldest and first Islamic Cemetry in Madinah

  • Daughters of Prophet Muhammed are buried here

  • All wives except two (Khadijah and Maimoonah ra) of Prophet Muhammad are buried here.

  • 3rd Caliph of Islam, Uthman bin Affan is buried here.

  • Over 10,000 Sahaba (Companions) of Prophet Muhammad are buried here

  • Location:

Quba Avenue

  • It is a road/pathway that connects Masjid-al-Nabawi with Quba Mosque

  • This path was taken by Prophet Muhammad every Friday after Asar to go to Masjid-e-Quba.

  • The path also houses a lot of shops and play areas for children

  • Location:

Mount Uhud

  • 2nd battle of Islam took place here, a major conflict between the Muslims of Medina and the Quraysh tribe of Mecca during the time of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

  • The mountain is approximately 1,077 meters (3,533 feet) high.

  • Prophet Muhammed said Mount Uhud is a mountain that loves us (the believers) and that we love it.

  • Location:

Shuhada (Cemetry of Martyrs)

  • The Martyrs of Uhud Cemetery contains the bodies of 70 Shuhada (martyrs) who were killed during the Battle of Uhud.

  • The most notable being the uncle of the Prophet, Hamza ibn Abdul Muttalib RA

  • Location:


Archer's Hill Uhud

  • Prophet Muhammad strategically stationed a group of seventy archers led by Abdullah ibn Jubair at this location.

  • Initially, the Muslim forces had the advantage, but some archers abandoned their positions prematurely, enticed by the spoils of war.

  • This error led to a significant loss for the Muslims, including the revered uncle of Prophet Muhammad, Hamza ibn Abdul-Muttalib.

  • The outcome of the battle taught the Muslim community a crucial lesson in the importance of discipline and obedience.

  • Location:


Uhud Cave (Ghar-e-Uhud)

  • Prophet Muhammad retreated here from the plain of Uhud while he was injured in the battle of Uhud.

  • It is believed he was struck by an axe and had lost 4 teeth, two of which were buried here.

  • One of the teeth is believed to be in the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul.

  • In the present day, the cave is sealed by the Saudi Government, however, the cave can be viewed from the street leading to it.

  • Location:


Well of Ghars (Bir Ghars)

  • Bir Ghars was among the wells cherished by the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) for its refreshing water.

  • He drank from it, performed ablution (Wudhu) with its water, and requested to be washed with its water after his passing.

  • Location:


Well of Uthman bin Affan(Roomah Well)

  • Roomah Well (the well of the truly guided Caliph Uthman Ibn Affan RA ).

  • An ancient well originally belonging to a man from the Ghifar tribe by the name of “Roomah”.

  • The well held the freshest of waters during the prophetic age. Muslims were in dire need of the well, which, at the time, was owned by a Jewish man who sold its water.

  • The Messenger of Allah motivated his companions to buy the water and donate it as a charity for Muslims.

  • Therefore, Uthman ibn Affan RA bought it and spent it for the cause of Allah. He then further dug the well and expanded it, and so it was renamed after him.

  • Today, there is no access to this well as it is protected by the farm's boundary wall. However, you can view the pulley wheel of the well from the street.

  • Location:



Garden of Salman Farsi

  • 300 date palms which were planted by The Blessed Prophet Muhammed himself to free his companion Salman Al Farsi (RA).

  • The garden also contains a well with beautifully fresh sweet water.

  • You can visit the garden, taste the water, and buy dates from this blessed garden. It is located a few minutes away from the Ghars Well.

  • Location:


King Fahd Quran Printing Complex

  • The Quran Printing Press in Madina, Saudi Arabia is one of the largest and most technologically advanced Quran printing presses in the world.

  • It produces high-quality copies of the Quran in a variety of sizes and formats, and it distributes them to countries all over the world.

  • The press was established in 1984, and it has since become a major center for the production and distribution of the Quran.

  • It is equipped with the latest printing technology, and it employs a team of highly skilled and experienced workers.

  • You can request a free copy of the Quran in your language or script here

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