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Delve into Medina in Saudi Arabia!

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Medina in the region of Al Madīnah with it's 1,300,000 residents is located in Saudi Arabia - some 447 mi (or 719 km) West of Riyadh, the country's capital.

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Current time in Medina is now 10:42 PM (Friday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Riyadh" with an UTC offset of 3 hours. Depending on your travel modalities, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Tabuk, Jeddah, Hayil or Al 'Uyun. While being here, make sure to check out Urwah, Sultanah, Sidi Hamzah, Qaba, Medina and Abyar 'Ali as well. We discovered some videos in the web. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.

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Al Rawdah Al Shareafah

00:37 min ( June 29, 2009 by ramyragaei)
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Vedio from inside the Rawdah at AL NABAWY Mosque showing the outsides of the grave of the best creature of Allah Prophet Mouhammed may peace be upon him and the menbar of his ( where he stood to wise ...

Medina Trip 2012

10:34 min ( December 14, 2012 by Rami Sharrack)
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Yudtadis family at Quba Mosque Medina av...

01:35 min ( July 21, 2012 by yudtadi1)
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Medina 1428 (2007) - Outside Masjid Al-N...

00:27 min ( December 11, 2009 by TheNightVisitant)
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Rotating 360-degree shot outside the main gates of the Prophet's mosque in Medina. Also known as the "Central Zone". This was our last night in the city before commencing the pilgrimage

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Interesting facts about this location


Maqbaratu l-Baqī' is a cemetery in Medina, Saudi Arabia, located to the southeast of the Masjid al-Nabawi. The mosque is built where the Islamic prophet Muhammad used to live, and is currently buried. The cemetery therefore holds much significance. It contains many of Muhammad's relatives and companions. Many traditions relate Muhammad issuing a prayer every time he passed it.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 24.47, 39.61 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:Buildings and structures in Medina, Cemeteries in Saudi Arabia, History of Islam, Muhammad family, Shrines, Sunni cemeteries, Ziyarat

Quba Mosque

The Quba Mosque, in the outlying environs of Medina in Saudi Arabia, is the oldest mosque in the world. Its first stones were positioned by the Islamic prophet Muhammad as soon as he arrived on his emigration from the city of Mecca to Medina and the mosque was completed by his companions. Muhammad spent more than 20 nights in this mosque (after migrating) praying qasr (a short prayer) while waiting for Ali whose house was behind this mosque.

More reading: Quba Mosque homepage
Located at 24.47, 39.61 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:7th-century mosques, Mosques in Medina

Masjid al-Qiblatain

Masjid al-Qiblatain (المسجد القبلتین) (Mosque of the two Qiblas) is a mosque in Medina that is historically important for Muslims as the place where the Islamic prophet Muhammad, leading the prayer, is said to have been commanded to change the direction of prayer from Jerusalem to Mecca. Thus it uniquely contained two prayer niches. Recently the mosque was renovated; the old prayer niche facing Jerusalem was removed, and the one facing Mecca was left.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 24.47, 39.61 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:Arabic architecture, Mosques in Medina

Mount Uhud

Mount Uhud is a mountain in north of Medina. It is 1,077 m high. It was the site of the second battle between Muslim and Meccan forces. The Battle of Uhud was fought on 19 March, 625, between a force from the small Muslim community of Medina, in what is now north-western Arabia, and a force from Mecca.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 24.47, 39.61 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
Tags:Mountains of Saudi Arabia

King Fahd Complex for the Printing of the Holy Quran

King Fahd Complex for the Printing of the Holy Qur'an is a printing plant located in Medina, Saudi Arabia that publishes the Qur'an in Arabic and other languages. The company produces about 10 million copies a year. It has 1,700 employees. It has published 55 different translations of the Qur'an in 39 languages. Its website offers the Arabic Qur'an, recitations, textual search, translations, images of early Qur'an manuscripts, and exegetic commentaries.

More reading: King Fahd Complex for the Printing of the Holy Quran homepage
Located at 24.47, 39.61 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 6 mi away.
Tags:Companies of Saudi Arabia, Printing companies, Quran