Source : Arab news / 14 Feb 2014
The history of Madinah has been illuminated in words and images at a major art exhibition that opened on Tuesday in the city.
Entitled “Letters and Illumination,” the exhibition includes displays of calligraphy and photographs dating back to the 19th century.
Source : Onislam.net / 05 Nov 2013
Al-Madinah (Arabic for the city) was so called as it received Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) when he fled Makkah in 622 CE.
It is also known by the name Taibah derived from the Arabic word meaning kindness. Another name it goes by is Dar Al-Hijra (Arabic for Land of Migration) because it is where the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) had migrated to.
By Abdul Hannan Tago / 05 Nov 2013
A top international architect is currently visiting Madinah to provide advice on the expansion plans for the Prophet’s Mosque and surrounding area.
Paolo Portoghesi is an Italian architect, theorist, historian and professor of architecture. KhalidTaher, the mayor of Madinah, had invited him to visit the city.
Source : Arab news / 30 Jul 2013
The Prophet’s Mosque is known the world over as the second largest mosque with its most beautiful state of the art structure.
This foundation of this mosque was laid by the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) in 622 CE. The original mosque was an open-air structure covered with palm fronds. It had a raised platform for the recitation of the Qur'an. It was a rectangular enclosure of 30mx35m with a roof more than 2 meters in height. It had three doors Bab Al-Rahmah, Bab Gariel, and Bab Al-Nisa.
By Sultan Ibn Abdullah / 27 June 2013
Because of the hot dry climate, the indigenous peoples of Makkah had limited varieties of food. That gradually changed when pilgrims coming from different countries around the world, each with their own traditional dishes, introduced a wide variety of cuisines to the people of Makkah.
Source : Reuters / 25 May 2013
The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday that it would help Saudi Arabia dig deeper into deadly outbreaks of a new SARS-like virus to draw up advice ahead of the annual haj pilgrimage, which attracts millions of Muslims.
By Dr. Spahic Omer / 25 Mar 2013
The mosque of the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) played the role of the seat of the first Islamic government. In the mosque, the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) used to spend long hours on a daily basis discussing, deciding and executing many affairs related to administering the state. Jihad (striving in the way of Allah) and state defense strategies were also initiated and concluded in the realm of the mosque.
Source : Saudigazette.com.sa / 12 Mar 2013
Crown Prince Salman Bin Abdul Aziz, Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense, is scheduled to launch today (Tuesday) festivities to celebrate Madinah as the new capital of Islamic culture. Prominent Muslim scholars, historians and intellectuals will be in attendance at the festivities which will continue for a whole year.
The idea to choose a city in the Arab and Islamic World to be the capital of Islamic culture for a year on a rotational basis was introduced by the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) in 2005.
Source : Arab News | 16 Aug 2012
Al-Madinah Al-Munawwara is a place of historic and spiritual density. The landmarks that mark this landscape are so numerous they can hardly be mentioned. Yet each and every mosque and field of this holy sanctuary symbolize an event in Islamic history that is too significant to let pass.
Source : Rima Al-Mukhtar | Arab News
Madinah | 17 Aug 2011
Praying in the Grand Mosque is equivalent to a 100,000 prayers’ reward; praying in my mosque is equivalent to a 1,000 prayers’ reward and in the Al-Aqsa Mosque is like 500 prayers’ reward,” said Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).