Masjid Nabawi – The Prophet’s Mosque
Masjid An Nabawi is the second holiest mosque in Islam and hosts hundreds of thousands of Muslims from all over the world every year. The mosque, which is located in the holy city of Madinah, was built by the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) himself after he migrated to Madinah in 622 AD, and it is the second largest mosque after Makkah’s Masjid al-Haram.
Masjid An Nabawi is also the resting place of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and his closest friend and companion, Abu Bakar Siddique (R.A.)
Masjid Al Jum’ah
This mosque is near Masjid an-Nabawi. When the Prophet (PBUH) was migrating from Makkah to Madinah, he offered the Friday prayer at this location, hence it was named Masjid Al Jum'ah.
Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) offered prayers for rain here. It is also known as Masjid Al Eid as the Prophet (PBUH) and the Sahabah used to offer Eid prayers here.
Masjid Ali Bin Abu-Talib
Similarly to Masjid Abu Bakr (R.A.), Masjid Ali Bin Abu-Talib was also built on the residence of the fourth Caliph.
This is the location of the second battle of Islam, Battle of Uhud. A cemetery consisting of graves of the martyrs of the battle, including Hamza’s (R.A.), the Prophet’s uncle.
Site of the Battle of Trench
Several important mosques are located here; including Masjid Al-Fatah (also known as Masjid Al-Ahzab). You can also see the place where the Muslims put up their camps for the impending battle.
This is the first mosque in Islam. It is situated around 3 km away from Masjid an-Nabawi. According to a Hadith, two Rakahs of Nawafil here are equivalent to a Umrah.
“Whoever purifies himself in his house then comes to the mosque of Quba’ and prays there, he will have a reward like that for ‘Umrah.” (Ibne Majah, 6154)
Al Munafiqin (the hypocrites) met in this Masjid to conspire against the Muslims, hence, on the orders of the Prophet (PBUH), the Masjid was burned. The ruins are still present. The incident is also mentioned in the Quran:
“And there are those who put up a mosque by way of mischief and infidelity….” (Quran 9:107)
Masjid Abu Bakr
This is very near to Masjid Al-Ghamama. Abu Bakr (R.A.) used to reside here. Later on, it was converted into a mosque.
Masjid Bilal Bin Rabah
Masjid Bilal ibn Rabah is a mosque located about 500 meters south of Masjid an-Nabawi.
The Prophet (PBUH) was praying in this mosque when he received the revelation to change the direction they were facing while praying, from Masjid Al Aqsa to Masjid Al Haram.
This is a famous slope located around 30-40 km from Madinah. If you were to pour water on the slope, it would flow against it!