Medinat al-nabi

Explore Medinat al-Nabi city of the Prophet!

In ancient times the city of medina as we know it today was called Yathrib. It was named as Medina after The Prophet of Islam Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) migrated the. It was called Medina or simply city translated in Arabic. Today it is known as al-Madīnah al-Munawwarah, “the radiant city”. An alternative name for the city is Madinat Al-Nabi, or city of The Prophet.

The climate here is like a dessert clime; hot 40 to 45 degrees C in summer days and about 28 degrees C during the night. Winters have 24 degree C days and 12 degree C night. It rains mostly in sporadic November to May. Median has good basaltic volcanic soil which bears fruit of 139 types of dates and numerous types of vegetables also grow in the fertile plains.

Medina has the burial place of Islamic Prophet Muhammed. It is the second holy city revered by muslims all over the world. The central city cannot be visited by non-muslims and is restricted. The outskirts can be visited by non-muslims. Medina is the 2nd most important pilgrim city. It is also the regional capital of the western Saudi Arabian province of Al Madinah. Medina has emerged today as a modern, multi-ethnic city with its Saudi Arabs non-Muslim expatriate workers, Arab from Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, and South Asian from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Philippines.

It is the place where Medinan surahs (verses of Quran) were reveled to, The Prophet. Besides the Prophets Mosque one can also visit Quba Mosque, the first mosque in Islam’s history), and Masjid al-Qiblatain, The Mosque of the Two Qiblahs (direction of prayer) as well. Here Muslims switched to pray towards Mecca from early Jerusalem as the direction of prayer. In Medina historic sites which have been destroyed these including the Salman al-Farsi Mosque, the Raj’at ash-Shams Mosque, the Jannat al-Baqi cemetery, and the Prophets house. If you wish to visit the city for Ummrah please contact us at