Al-Masjid an-Nabawi, Medina

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Built on the site of the Prophet Muhammad's second mosque after his move to the city in 622 CE, Al-Masjid an-Nabawi is one of the holiest sites in Islam and a major destination for religious pilgrimage. Originally an open-air structure that contained a house of worship, court, school, and community center, the mosque has expanded and now includes a vast marble courtyard, white walls enclosing massive prayer rooms, several spindly minarets, and a large green dome over the tomb of the Prophet. Dress modestly and look closely at the design details for secret symbols inserted by the architects. Put Al-Masjid an-Nabawi into our Medina trip builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • August 17, 2017
    you have to be there to experience tranquility and serenity not found anywhere else in the world. Love the Messenger and hi Sahaabah  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Tidak perch tidak bisa untuk menahan haru setiap kali akan memasuki masjid ini. Betapa tidak, masjid ini di dalamnya terdapat Raudah (tempat di mana kita bisa memanjatkan segala pinta, mengadukan sega...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Being in Paradise.Nothing parrallel to it in the world.Very well managed and maintained.Locals host the visitors at sunset prayers most days of the month especially Mondays and Thursdays.  more »
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  • July 22, 2017
    Visiting the final resting place of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be upon him), Masjid Nabawi in the Holy City of Madinah, is an honour and blessing unto itself. Whether it's your first time or your twentieth, the feeling of serenity and humility is incomparable to any other place in the world. May all Muslims be granted the opportunity to experience this wonderful journey.
  • June 5, 2017
    The feeling is amazing. The atmosphere. The vibe. People from all over the world are here for just one purpose. It's final resting place of the greatest man the ever lived. He is the reason why this world was created. Peace be upon him our beloved prophet Muhammad.
  • June 14, 2017
    awesome feelings. i just lost my mind and consciousness in love. feeling proud that i am here. the most holy and respectful place in the hole universe. l
  • May 11, 2017
    The holy magnificent mosque of our master and kindest profit Muhammed peace be upon him. Amazing experience for every Muslim. It feels like the first time no matter how many times you visit it. Truly art at its finest quality and one of two perfect places for self redemption
  • June 13, 2017
    The mosque of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be Upon Him). It is a very emotional experience visiting this place and you would see many pilgrims and devotees crying with tears and getting emotional. The mosque itself is huge and has been expanded in the last 15 years with lot of facilities for the visitors. Architecture of the mosque is beautiful. Peace and Allahs blessings be upon our holy prophet Muhammad who is buried here.

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As a crucial pilgrimage destination and one of the holiest places in Islam, Medina offers a huge variety of accommodations, though non-Muslim visitors should note that most lodgings cluster in the city center, accessible to Muslims only. Visitors can choose from a wide range of lodgings, from low-cost inns with basic facilities to grandiose five-star hotels. Generally centrally located, the hotels generally get pricier the nearer they are to the Grand Mosque. Non-muslims have the option of staying at the hotel near the airport, outside of the forbidden zone.
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