Madinah Province
Historical Site

Khaybar Fort - Madinah Province

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Khaybar Historical City خيبر مدينة القديمة Saudi Arabia
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Description

Khaybar Fort is located near the city of Khaybar in Saudi Arabia and is just a two hours’ drive away from Medina. The Fort is famous for the historical battle of Khaybar that took place here in 629 AD.

Importance in Islam and Architecture

The Khaybar Fort has a significant place in Islamic history as it is where the jews barricaded themselves during the famous battle of Khaybar. Muslims marched on the Fort and were able to force a surrender from the jews, which marked the end of the famous battle. The Fort is located on a hill and is surrounded by palm trees. The ruins of the Fort are a mixture of black stone (basalt) and mud. However, you can tell how majestic this Fort would have been in its heyday from the remnants. 

Planning the Trip

Before visiting the Fort, it is important to check whether the site is going through any restoration work as the Fort had recently been closed down and cars had to be parked 1 km away from the Fort, meaning tourists had to hike to visit the castle. Tourists are often not allowed to go into the Fort and can only view it from the outside. However, for those who are able to embark on this adventure, it is recommended that you wear full sleeves along with a hat or a cap to avoid sunburn. Also, wearing suitable footwear will help make your hike through the rocky and uneven area much easier. There are no facilities near the Fort, which is why you should always keep a water bottle handy to stay hydrated. 

 

Location

Khaybar Historical City خيبر مدينة القديمة Saudi Arabia

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