23rd Feb 2009 , BWN-SIN 1800hrs and arrived Singapore 2000hrs local time and had to stayed at Changi Airport for 3 hours. (on transit)
or Migration. It was a city which loved the Prophet, and which he in turn loved. On its soil he built his sacred mosque, and it was here that he was buried. It was the seat of the first Islamic state, and witnessed the Prophet's companions administering the affairs of the Muslim community, compiling the Holy Quran, and dispatching armies to Persia, Syria and Egypt.
The King, government and people of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia take pride in serving and developing it in keeping with its distinguished status in Islamic history.
I don’t have to elaborate much of this City I think most muslims and non muslims knew the history of this city.
25th Feb 2009 Madinah, Darusalam Holding Package include Ziarah around historical places in Madinah as our first tour around Madinah this morning is to
It has also been said that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, "Whoever prays in Quba' Mosque on Monday and Thursday is given the reward as for Umrah."
I pray 2 rakaat tahiiyatul masjid and 2 raakat solat Doha at Masjid Quba, we were given 20 minutes for this purpose, as everything had been done our next destination is Jaabal Uhud.
Jabal Uhud is also called the Archers’ Mount because it was the field where the steadfast archers in the Battle of Uhud were killed. The people of the Quraysh, upset at their defeat in the Battle of Badr in 2 a.h., wanted to avenge their dead. In coalition with some other tribes, they gathered a large force to attack the Muslims in Madinah. They positioned themselves near the hills of Uhud.
The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) marched out with the Muslims to confront them. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) took up his position below the hill. He (peace and blessings be upon him) arrayed the army in fighting formations, and fifty archers were posted on Mount `Aynayn under the leadership of `Abdullah ibn Jubayr to guard the army from any attack from the rear. They had strict orders not to leave their post, whatever the outcome of the battle.
The two armies engaged in fighting. The Muslims seemed to have won victory over the Makkans, who fell back in disorder after paying a heavy toll. The Muslims started gathering the booty. Thinking that the fight was over, the majority of the Muslim archers left their posts to gather the spoils, disregarding the orders of their leader to stay in their positions.
Camel ride at Jabal Rahmat, Makkah (Me and Hj Hashim)
On seeing the archers leaving their posts, Khalid ibn Al-Walid, who had not yet embraced Islam, seized the opportunity and gathered a group of the Quraysh fighters, killed the rest of the archers, and launched a furious attack from the rear. The Muslims were taken so much by surprise that they did not know what to do. In the general military their ranks got disorganized. Seventy of the Prophet’s Companions, including Hamza ibn `Abdul Muttalib, the Prophet’s uncle (may Allah be pleased with them), were killed.
After the battle was over, the martyrs were buried in the field of the battle. The Prophet (peace be upon him)had visit their graves and pray for them.
This Famous mosque Called "Mosque with Two Qiblah" located in Madinah few kilometers away from Masjid An Nabawi. This is one of the oldest mosques in Islamic history. It had two Mihraps. One Mihrab is facing "bait al-Maqdis" and the other facing towards Kaabah "Makkah". As in the Quran said surah Baqarah verse 2:143 & 2:144. Today the mihrap facing towards Bait Al Maqadis had been removed by the Saudi Government on religious purposes.
"Indeed We see the turning of your face to heaven. So We shall surely turn you to a "qiblah" you shall like; turn then your face towards the Sacred Mosque, and where ever you are, turn your face towards it, and those who have been given the book most surely know that it is truth from their Lord; and Allah is not at all heedless of what they do." (Surah al-Baqarah, 2:144)
"We decreed your former qiblah only in order that we might know the Prophet’s true adherents and those who were to disown him. It was indeed a hard test, but not for those whom Allah guided." (Surah al-Baqarah, 2:143)
We were allowed to tour this place for 30 minutes and solat tahyaitul masjid and solat Doha.
The next destination is Masjid Tujuh area of Khandak Village, here we don’t get down as our bus just pass by this area and our mutawif retold the story of Khandak war and the 7 mosques, so we hurried to Tamar Souk, the area on left side of Masjid Al Gamma, the history was told that when prophet Muhammad SAW pray in this area during the sunny day some dark cloud covered Rasullah to keep him from the heat of the sunny day, and the people of Madinah built a mosque where Rasullah had perform solat. Our time is up its 11.00 am and we had to go back to the hotel to prepare for Zohor prayer. Our touring season end up here and our daily activities in Madinah al Munawarah is as usual and tomorrow we will be going to Al Ula and Madain Saleh which is 400kms from Masjadil An Nabawi.
TO BE continue………