While the holy Kaaba and masjid al-Haram are located in the city of Makkah, the city of Madinah is regarded as the second most holy city in Islam. The city has several significant locations and monuments that mark some of the most important events in the history of Islam. There are holy sites that one should definitely not miss out on to learn more about their religion when performing Umrah. Keep reading below for a list of places to visit in Madinah for Ziyarat.


Masjid Ali Nabwi

Masjid al-Nabawi also referred to as the Prophet’s Mosque, is situated in Madina, Saudi Arabia. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) built this mosque himself and it was his last resting place.

Uhud Mountain

Uhud Mountain is where the battle of Uhud took place. In this battle, the Muslims were defeated. Pilgrims visit this site and pay respect to the martyrs of the battle. There are also monuments and graves found at this location.

Jannat Al-Baqi

Jannat al-Baqi, also referred as Baqi’ al-Gharqad is another place to visit in Madinah. It is recognized as one of the most sacred places in Madinah. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) built the cemetery there and the graves of Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) wives, his daughters, his grandson Hasan, Companions of Muhammad, and his infant son Ibrahim lie there.

Masjid Al-Qiblatain

Masjid al-Qiblatain is historically important to Muslims because it was the mosque where the first congregational prayers were held, following the change. It is said to have been constructed during the time of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and the named masjid al-Qiblatain after the event of changing the direction (Qibla) of prayer from Jerusalem to the holy Kaaba in Makkah.

Site of the Battle of Trench

This place is known as Ghazwa-e-Khandaq, located on the western edge of Sela Mountain. Here, the battle of Trench (Khandaq) took place where the Muslims dug a trench to defend the city from the Quraish tribe.

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