Hajj Chronicles Part 7: Madinah attractions (Part 2 of 2)

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Continuing from last time, we now look at a few other attractions in the city of Madinah.

The Cave of Uhud

Cave of Uhud from base of mountain The Cave of Uhud from the base of the mountain

Related to the Battle of Uhud is the Cave of Uhud, which is quite far from the battle site. The cave – which sits on the side of Mount Uhud – is where the Prophet s.a.w. took refuge after being wounded in the battle. We visited the cave on a separate, unofficial ziyarah (meaning that the Saudi government doesn’t encourage visiting this site). While most of us climbed up and tried to get in, not many could, because a small group of visitors from another country were just staying put inside – not letting others have a turn.

While that level of selfishness and disregard for others angered our group, we realized that we should just take advantage…

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