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Medina

The long name of Arabic name for Medina (Madinat Rasul Allah) mean "city of the prophet of Allah" Medina is the second holy city of Islam after Mecca. Masjid e nabwi was built on the site of prophet Muhammad's (salla allahu alayhi wasalam) home and now where his final rest place is. To visit Medina is not a Hajj or Umrah rite, but the unique merits of the Prophet's city, his Mosque and his sacred tomb attract every pilgrim to visit it. There is no Ihram nor talbiyah for the visit to Medina or the Prophet's Mosque. Medina is situated in central Hejaz. Red Sea is towards the west and Mecca is about 200 miles to the south. Medina was called Yathrib before Hijrah and came to be known as Taybah or Medina. The Prophet (peace be upon him) had great love for this city. He once said that "There is a cure for every disease in the dust of Medina" (Al-Targhib).

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