What are 10 significant Ziyarat places to visit in Madinah during Umrah, Hajj, and tourism except for Masjid al-Nabawi and Jannatul-Baqi? The answer is these are 9 according to my point of view.
There are many places to visit but due to having a short time staying it may be not possible for us to visit all the historical and sacred places. I did 7 Nights Umrah Package from London, therefore, I stayed only 3 days in Madinah during my Umrah journey. If you want to visit more places then 7 or 14 days are not enough, you ought to get 21 Nights Umrah Package.
Let’s start to knowing 9 Ziyarat places of Madinah.
Ziyarat places in Madinah
This mosque is located about 300 meters southwest of the mosque Nabvi, known as the mosque Ghamama. It is made in the same place where the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) offered Eid prayer during the last years of his life. This mosque is also known as Masjid Eid. According to some reports, Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) performed Eid Salaam here this place during the last four years of his life.
Battle of the Trench site
The trench warfare, also known as the battle of the Confederates, was under siege for thirty days by Arab and Jewish tribes. The strength of the Confederate army was estimated at 10,000 men, of which there were six hundred horses and some camels while defenders (Muslims) army of Madinah was in 3000.
This battle was fought after 2nd Great Battle of Uhud and Muslims didn’t leave Madinah for this battle, rather they decide to defend it by digging a trench around the city on the advice of Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him)’s companion Salman Farsi (RA). Nowadays, there are seven mosques are built at this site which names are Al-Fath Mosque, Salman Al-Farsi Mosque, Abu Bakr As-Siddiq Mosque, Umar bin Khattab Mosque, Sa’ad bin Ma’az Mosque, Ali bin Abi Talib Mosque, and Fatimah Az-Zahra Mosque.
The significance of the Masjid Ejabah (also known as the Mosque Muwiyah) is that this is where the Prophet (PBUH) prayed to Allah (SWT) for three things. Allah answered of two, but not the third. The word “Ejabah” in Arabic in English closely means ‘to answer’.
The al-Jummah Mosque, located in the limits of Medina, marks the place where the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) led the first Friday prayer (Jummah Salat) immediately after the emigration. The mosque is about 2.5 km away from the Prophet’s mosque.
Cave of Uhud
This naturally formed cave, on the side of Mount Uhud, in front of the mosque Nabvi, where the Prophet (Peace be upon him) took shelter after being wounded during the battle of Uhud. Messenger of Allah (PBUH) was taken there on the back of his companion Talha (R.A).
Masjid al-Misbah also is known as the Masjid Banu Unaif and the Mosque Fajr is the place where Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) paid his first Fajr Salaah upon entering Madinah. It is located southwest of Masjid Quba.
This mosque is situated in Medina and it is a historic mosque for Muslims, where Prophet (PBUH) received a revelation of changing the direction of Qibla in Makkah from Jerusalem by Hazrat Jibreal (AS). So, this mosque consists of two mihrabs. Recently, during the renovated.
The old prayer place in direction of Jerusalem was removed, and the new prayer place (2nd Qibla place) towards Mecca is here. The Qiblatyn Mosque is one of the earliest mosques to date, like the al-Haram Mosque and the Prophet’s Mosque.
Quba is the place on the outskirts of Madina where the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), accompanied by Abu Bakr (R.A) arrived and first stayed after emigrating from Mecca. They arrived on Monday 12 Rabi-ul-Awwal fourteen years after the prophethood, and on this date, the Islamic calendar (Hijrah) began, (16 July 622 CE). A mosque was built here by Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), the first to be built in Islam.
Garden of Salman al Farsi
The garden where the Prophet (PBUH) planted 300 palm trees to free Salman Farsi from slavery to Jewish. This mosque is located near Quba.
Masjid Abu Bakr as Siddiq (RA)
It is the same place where Abu Bakr’s house was in Makkah, and from where emigration to Madinah started. It is in the Makkah Towers Hotel Block, where a mosque (Abu Bakar) is built on the fourth floor.