Madinah

Sites with spiritual and historical significance in Madinah.

The Prophet's Mosque ﷺ

Masjid al-Nabawi

Masjid al-Nabawi (Arabic: المسجد النبوي; "The Prophet's Mosque") was built by the Prophet ﷺ shortly after his migration from Makkah to Madinah in 1 AH (622 CE). It was originally a small mosque built from mud bricks and...

The most excellent of deeds on completion of the Hajj or Umrah is to go to Madinah in order to visit the grave of the master of Prophets, the mercy unto mankind, Muhammad ﷺ. Although visiting the Prophet ﷺ is classified...

The Rawdah (Arabic: الروضة; “The Garden”; also transliterated as “Rawda” or “Rauda”), sometimes called al-Rawdah al-Shareef (Arabic: الروضة الشريفة; “The Exalted Garden”) is one of the Riyadhul Jannah (Arabic: رياض...

There are six pillars or columns inside the Rawdah area within Masjid Nabawi that hold special historical and spiritual significance, with a further two inside the Sacred Chamber. These blessed pillars stand on the...

Jannat al-Baqi

Jannat al-Baqi (Arabic: جنة البقيع; "Garden of Baqi"), also known as Baqi al-Gharqad (Arabic: بقیع الغرقد‎‎; "Baqi of the Boxthorn") is the main cemetery in Madinah, located to the southeast of Masjid al-Nabawi. It...

Uhud

Martyrs of Uhud

The Martyrs of Uhud Cemetery (Arabic: مقبرة شهداء أحد) contains the bodies of 70 Shuhada (martyrs) who were killed during the Battle of Uhud, the most notable being the uncle of the Prophet ﷺ, Hamza ibn Abdul Muttalib...

Jabal al-Rumah

Jabal al-Rumah (Arabic: جبل الرماة), also known as Jabal Ainain (Arabic: جبل عينين), is a small mountain located near Jabal Uhud where Muslim archers were positioned during the Battle of Uhud.

Masjid Ainain

Masjid Ainain (Arabic: مسجد عينين) is a small mosque located on the southeastern corner of Jabal al-Rumah. Only its brick walls remain today.

Cave of Mount Uhud

The Cave of Mount Uhud (Arabic: غار جبل احد) is the location where the Prophet ﷺ and some of his companions retreated to during the Battle of Uhud.

Mount Uhud

Jabal Uhud (Arabic: جبل أحد) is the largest mountain in Madinah, measuring 1,077 metres. It was the site of the Battle of Uhud, the second military encounter between the Muslims and Meccan forces.

Masjid Fash

Masjid al-Fash (Arabic: مسجد الفسح) is a mosque at the base of Mount Uhud where the Prophet ﷺ is reported to have prayed on the day of the Battle of Uhud.

The Seven Mosques (al-Masajid al-Sab’a)

Masjid al-Fath

Masjid al-Fath (Arabic: مسجد الفتح) is the largest of the group of mosques known as al-Masajid al-Sab'a (Arabic: المساجد السبعة) or The Seven Mosques. It is the site at which the Prophet ﷺ supplicated during the Battle...

Masjid Salman al-Farsi

Masjid Salman al-Farisi (Arabic: مسجد سلمان الفارسي) is part of a group of mosques known as al-Masajid al-Sab'a (Arabic: المساجد السبعة) or The Seven Mosques.

Masjid Fatima al-Zahra (Arabic: مسجد فاطمة الزهراء) also known as Masjid Sa'd ibn Mu'adh (Arabic: مسجد سعد بن معاذ) is the smallest of the group of mosques known as al-Masajid al-Sab'a (Arabic: المساجد السبعة) or The...

Masjid Umar ibn al-Khattab (al-Masajid al-Sab’a)

Masjid Umar ibn al-Khattab (Arabic: مسجد عمر بن الخطاب) is part of a group of mosques known as al-Masajid al-Sab'a (Arabic: المساجد السبعة) or The Seven Mosques. There is another mosque in Madinah which shares the same...

Masjid al-Imam Ali ibn Talib (Arabic: مسجد الإمام علي بن أبي طالب) is part of a group of mosques known as al-Masajid al-Sab'a (Arabic: المساجد السبعة) or The Seven Mosques. There is also another mosque in Madinah with...

Mosques

Masjid Quba

Masjid Quba (Arabic: مسجد قباء) was the first mosque to be built by the Prophet ﷺ after his arrival in Madinah from Makkah. It has been renovated and expanded a number of times since it was first built.

Masjid al-Qiblatain

Masjid al-Qiblatain (Arabic: مسجد القبلتين), or Mosque of the Two Qiblas, is notable for being the location where the Prophet ﷺ received a divine command to switch the Qibla from Jerusalem to Makkah. It is one of the...

Masjid al-Jummah

Masjid al-Jummah (Arabic: مسجد الجمعة) is a mosque located on the site where the Prophet ﷺ led the first Friday prayer after his arrival in Madinah.

Masjid Abu Bakr Siddiq

Masjid Abu Bakr al-Siddiq (Arabic: مسجد ابي بكر الصديق) is a mosque situated on a site where the Prophet ﷺ is reported to have performed Eid Salah.

Masjid al-Suqya (Arabic: مسجد السقيا) is a mosque where the Prophet ﷺ prayed and supplicated for the well-being of the Muslims of Madinah, before departing for the Battle of Badr.

Masjid Dhul Hulayfah (Arabic: مسجد ذي الحليفة) also known as Masjid al-Shajarah (Arabic: مسجد الشجرة) is a mosque which serves as the Miqat for pilgrims travelling from Madinah to Makkah, with the intention of...

Masjid Imam Ali

Masjid al-Imam Ali ibn Talib (Arabic: مسجد الإمام علي بن أبي طالب) is a mosque located at the site at which the Prophet ﷺ is reported to have performed Eid Salah. There is another mosque in Madinah which shares the same...

Masjid al-Ghamama

Masjid al-Ghamama (Arabic: مسجد الغمامة) is a mosque situated on the site where the Prophet ﷺ performed the Eid prayer in Madinah.

Masjid al-Anbariya (Arabic: مسجد العنبرية) is a mosque located southwest of Masjid al-Nabawi, built by the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, Abdul Hamid II in 1908 (1326 AH).

Masjid al-Ijabah

Masjid al-Ijabah (Arabic: مسجد الإجابة) is one of the oldest mosques in Makkah, having been built around 3 AH (624 CE). The Prophet ﷺ is reported to have prayed in this location.

Masjid al-Manaratain

Masjid al-Manaratain (Arabic: مسجد المنارتين) is a mosque built at the location where the Prophet ﷺ had prayed. It was rebuilt and expanded during the reign of King Fahd bin Abdulaziz in 2003 (1424 AH).

Masjid al-Mughaisla

Masjid al-Mughaisla (Arabic: مسجد المغيسلة) also known as Masjid Bani Dinar (Arabic: مسجد بني دينار) is a mosque where the Prophet ﷺ would often pray.

Masjid al-Misbah, Masjid Bani Aneef

Masjid al-Misbah (Arabic: مسجد المصبح) also known as Masjid Bani Aneef (Arabic: مسجد بني أنيف) is a mosque located southwest of Masjid Quba.

Masjid al-Mustarah

Masjid al-Mustarah (Arabic: مسجد المستراح) also known as Masjid Bani Haritha (Arabic: مسجد بني حارثة) is a mosque situated on the site where the Prophet ﷺ rested and prayed upon his return from the Battle of Uhud.

Masjid al-Shaikain

Masjid al-Shaikhain (Arabic: مسجد الشيخين) also known as Masjid al-Dar'a (Arabic: مسجد الدرع) is a mosque which marks the location where the Prophet ﷺ prayed before the Battle of Uhud.

Masjid al-Fadhikh (Arabic: مسجد الفضيخ) also known as Masjid al-Shams (مسجد الشمس) was a mosque where the Prophet ﷺ and his companions prayed during the siege of Banu Nadir.

Masjid al-Rayah

Masjid al-Rayah (Arabic: مسجد الراية), also known as Masjid al-Jowdariyyah (Arabic: مسجد الجودرية), was a mosque which marked the site on which the Prophet ﷺ erected a flag to commemorate the successful conquest of...

Masjid al-Sabaq

Masjid al-Sabaq (Arabic: مسجد السبق) was a mosque which was built in an area where horses were trained in preparation for Jihad during the time of the Prophet ﷺ. The mosque has since been demolished.

Masjid al-Sajdah (Masjid Abu Dhar al-Ghifari)

Masjid al-Sajdah (Arabic: مسجد السجدة) also known as Masjid Abu Dhar al-Ghifari (Arabic: مسجد ابي ذر الغفاري) is a mosque located about 900 metres north of Masjid al-Nabawi.

Masjid al-Tawba

Masjid al-Tawba (Arabic: مسجد التوبة) also known as Masjid al-Asba (Arabic: مسجد العصبة) is a mosque situated within a botanical garden where the Prophet ﷺ prayed.

Masjid Bani Abdul Ashhal

Masjid Bani Abdul Ashhal (Arabic: مسجد بني عبد الأشهل) also known as Masjid Waqim (Arabic: مسجد واقم) was a mosque in which the Prophet ﷺ once offered Maghrib Salah.

Masjid Bani Ghifar

Masjid Bani Ghifar (Arabic: مسجد بني غفار) is a mosque situated on the south east side of Jabal Sela, in which the Holy Prophet ﷺ had prayed.

Masjid Bani Haram (Arabic: مسجد بني حرام) is a mosque situated west of Jabal Sela and stands in an area where the Holy Prophet ﷺ performed a miracle during preparations for the Battle of Khandaq.

Masjid Juhaina

Masjid Juhaina (Arabic: مسجد جهينة) is a mosque that was established by the Prophet ﷺ for the tribes of Juhaina and Bali.

Masjid Mashrabat Umm Ibrahim

Masjid Mashrabat Umm Ibrahim (Arabic: مسجد مشربة أم إبراهيم) was a mosque situated on the site where the son of the Prophet ﷺ and his wife Maria al-Qibtiyya رضي الله عنهما, Ibrahim رضي الله عنه was born.

Wells

Yasra Well

Bir al-Ihn (Arabic: بئر العهن‬‎) also known as Bir al-Yasra (Arabic: بئر اليسرة) was a well that the Prophet ﷺ would drink from.

Ghars Well

Bir Ghars (Arabic: بئر غرس) was one of the wells that was favoured by the Prophet ﷺ due to the freshness of its water. The Prophet ﷺ drank from the well, made Wudhu with its water and requested that he be washed using...

Well of Uthman

Bir Uthman (Arabic: بئر عثمان‬‎) also known as Bir Rumah (Arabic: بئر رومة) was a well that was purchased by Uthman ibn Affan رضي الله عنه for the benefit of the Muslim community of Madinah, after the Prophet's ﷺ...

Mountains

Jabal An'am

Jabal An'am (Arabic: جبل أنعم) is a mountain located to the right of Wadi al-Aqeeq. The castle on top of the mountain was built by the Ottoman Sultan, Abdulmejid I during the siege of Madinah.

Jabal Ayr جبل عير

Jabal Ayr (Arabic: مجبل أنعم) is a mountain located in the south of Madinah, about eight kilometres away from Masjid al-Nabawi. It measures approximately 955 metres in height, making it the second largest mountain in...

Mount Dhubab جبل ذباب

Jabal Dhubab (Arabic: جبل ذباب) also known as Jabal al-Rayah (Arabic: جبل الراية) is a small mountain located in the north of Madinah, which measures no more than 20 metres in height.

Jabal Mukaimin

Jabal Mukaimin (Arabic: جبل مكيمن) is a small reddish mountain located to the southwest of Madinah.

Jabal Sela

Jabal Sela (Arabic: جبل سلع) is a mountain located about 500 metres west of Masjid al-Nabawi. It is about one kilometre in length and 80 metres in height.

Jabal Sulaya

Jabal Sulaya (Arabic: جبل سليع) is a small mountain located about 500 metres from Masjid al-Nabawi.

Jibal-al-Jamawat

Jibal al-Jamawat (Arabic: جبال الجماوات) is a group of three small mountains clustered to the west of Madinah, extending over part of Wadi al-Aqeeq.

Other Landmarks

Palace of Sa'id ibn al-'As

The Palace of Sa'id ibn al-'As (Arabic: قصر سعيد بن العاص) was built by Sa'id ibn al-'As رضي الله عنه when he was governor of Madinah from 669-674 (49-54 AH).

Palace of Urwah ibn al-Zubayr

The Palace of Urwah ibn al-Zubayr (Arabic: قصر عروة بن الزبير) is located on the banks of Wadi al-Aqeeq in the west of Madinah. It was built towards the end of the first century AH.

Quba Castle

Quba Castle (Arabic: قلعة قباء) is an old Ottoman garrison that was built by military leader Fakhri Pasha to provide fortification against invading Hashemite forces.

Saqifah Bani Sa'idah

Saqifah Bani Sa'idah (Arabic: سقيفة بني ساعدة) was a roofed structure in which Abu Bakr رضي الله عنه was elected the first Caliph of the Muslims after the demise of the Prophet ﷺ.

Wadi al-Aqeeq

Wadi al-Aqeeq (Arabic: وادي العقيق‬‎) is one of the most well-known valleys in Madinah and was described by the Prophet ﷺ as blessed.

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