PICTURES OF THE 100 Years Old CITY OF PROPHET MUHAMMAD (P.B.U.H) (MADINA MUNAWARA)
Medina (Arabic: المدينة المنورة, pron, or المدينة; also transliterated as Madinah; officially al-Madīnah al-Munawwarah) is a city in the Hejaz region of western Saudi Arabia, the capital of the Al Madinah Province. It is the second holiest city of Islam, and the burial place of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad and it is historically significant for being his home after the Hijrah.
The believes about this city is like this: The city Madina-al-Munawara was known as ’Yasrab’ in older time. The climate of this city was unhealthy. It was called as ‘city of diseases and problems’. Here water had bitter taste and viral diseases were very common also. No one used to like to live here. But Rasulullah (sallallahu alihu sallam)chose this city to live after Hijrat (leaving Makkah). After his arrival, the city was totally changed and became the city of pleasant weather with healthy atmosphere. Rasulullah (sallallahu alay sallam)changed the city’s name from ‘Yasrab’ to ‘Tayba’ or ‘Munawara’.
‘MADINA’ means ’CITY’ in Arabic. Its full name is ’Madina-al-Munawara’ which means, The City of Lights. It is also called ’Madina-e-Tayba’ which means ’The City of Purity’.When Rasulullah (sallallahu alay sallam) came and settled in Madina he prayed Allah and begged : ’’Oh ! Allah, as Nabi Ibrahim (alay sallam) begged for Makkah’s People, I am also Your Nabi, I beg for Madina’s People. You may Please give Benefits in the Measurement and weights of Madina’s People. You May Reward two times more to Madina’s People’’On one occasion Rasulullah (sallallahu alihu sallam) said that He (sallallahu alihu sallam) had chosen ’Madina’ as his home (HARAM) same as Nabi Ibrahim (alay sallam) had chosen Makkah for his Haram.
MADEEN IN NEW LOOK (PHOTO:1)
MADEENA IN NEW LOOK (PHOTO:2)
MADEENA IN NEW LOOK (PHOTO:3)
BELOW ARE THE PHOTOS OF OLD MADINA:
DOOR OF MADINA MUNAWRA
JANAT AL BAQEEH 1321 Hijri
QABAR SYEDA FATIMA TUZAHRA IN JANAT AL BAQEEH
ENTERANCE OF HARAM-E-NABVI
ENTERANCE OF QUBA MOSQUE 1325 HIJRI
VIEW OF MADINA FROM SHAMI DOOR
PICTURES OF OLD MADINA
SYEDINA UMMAR MOSQUE 1367 HIJRI