Madinah - Most Peaceful City on Earth
The City of Madinah radiates peace and calmness. Visitors often testify that as soon as you enter the city you experience a peaceful feeling that is hard to put into words. The name of the city is also written as Al Madinah Al Munawwarah, which means ‘The Enlightened City.’ It is the capital of the Madinah Province and the fourth most populated city of Saudi Arabia. Being one of the two Holiest cities for Muslims, there are no shortage of holy sites and other places to visit in Madinah.
The City is centered around Masjid An Nabawi. The Prophet Muhammad, Peace & Blessings Be Upon Him (PBUH), constructed this mosque with his own Blessed hands. It is also the place where the Holy Prophet (PBUH) is buried. During the lifetime of the Prophet (PBUH), Masjid An Nabawi served as the religious, educational, and political centre of the Islamic Empire.
The significance of Masjid An Nabawi can not be stated enough. This beautiful mosque also contains the Rawdah ash Sharifah (Noble Garden). Also known as the Riyad ul-Jannah, this area between the Blessed Burial Place (and former House) of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) and his mimbar is regarded as one of the gardens of paradise as narrated by the Prophet (PBUH) himself.
Just next to the Masjid An Nabawi (SAWS), the Jannatul Baqi graveyard can be found. Many of the Companions and relatives of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) are buried here (May God be Pleased with Them All). It is mostly opened after Fajr and Asar prayers.