AlMadinah Al Munawwarah (the ‘radiant city’ or the ’enlightened city’) or simply called: Madinah the ‘City of the Prophet’ is the second holiest site in Islam after Makkah. It is situated in the Hejaz region of Western Saudi Arabia about 340km north of Makkah and has a population of 1,512,724. Similar to Makkah, entry to AlMadinah is restricted to Muslims only as it is a holy place.
AlMadinah is home to three very important mosques in Islam. The most famous, Masjid AlNabawi – the Prophet’s Mosque was built on the site of his home. Prophet Muhammad and his first two Caliphs – Abu Bakar and Umar were buried under the Green Dome of this mosque. Masjid Quba was the first mosque of Islam and Masjid AlQiblatain and where the qiblah was switched to Makkah.