Medina al-Munawarahc. 1900 CE


Medina, also transliterated as Mad─źnah, is a city in the Hejazi region of the Arabian Peninsula and administrative headquarters of the Al-Madinah Region of Saudi Arabia. At the city's heart is al-Masjid an-Nabawi ('The Prophet's Mosque'), which is the burial place of the Islamic prophet, Muhammad, and it is one of two holiest cities in Islam, the other being Mecca.

Featured Article: Expansions History of Masjid an-Nabawi

Over the centuries Masjid an-Nabawi has under gone various expansions and reconstructions. After an expansion during the reign of the Umayyad caliph al-Walid I, it now incorporates the final resting place of Muhammad and the first two Rashidun caliphs Abu Bakr and Umar.

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