Hajj Chronicles Part 6: Madinah attractions (Part 1 of 2)

slip-sliding away.....

Previously in this series: Introduction and parts 1 to 5

AerialView_Madinah An aerial shot of a model of Madinah

While Masjid an-Nabawi is the main attraction in Madinah, for now, I’d like to cover some of the other attractions in the city. There seems to be a standard ‘tour circuit’ in Madinah – places of historical and religious significance (called ‘ziyarahs’). Many of these sites are marked by masjids, and on our third morning in the city, we covered the main sites.

Masjid Quba

Quba Masjid Quba

Quba – on the outskirts of Madinah – was the place where the Prophet s.a.w. and his travelling companion, Abu Bakr r.a., arrived and first stayed after emigrating from Makkah. The Prophet s.a.w. established the first masjid ever here – Masjid Quba – and there are several religious virtues to the place (which you can read about here).

It was a bit weird ‘touring’…

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