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Medina (/məˈdiːnə/; Arabic: المدينة المنورة‎, al-Madīnah al-Munawwarah, "the radiant city"; or المدينة, al-Madīnah (Hejazi pronunciation: [almaˈdiːna]), "the city"), also transliterated as Madīnah, is a city in the Hejaz region of the Arabian Peninsula and administrative headquarters of the Al-Madinah Region of Saudi Arabia. At the city's heart is al-Masjid an-Nabawi ("the Prophet's Mosque"), which is the burial place of the Islamic prophet Muhammad (pbuh), and is the second-holiest city in Islam after Mecca.


Medina was Muhammad's destination of his Hijrah (migration) from Mecca, and became the capital of a rapidly increasing Muslim Empire, under Muhammad's leadership. It served as the power base of Islam in its first century where the early Muslim community developed. Medina is home to the three oldest mosques, namely the Quba Mosque, al-Masjid an-Nabawi, and Masjid al-Qiblatayn ("the mosque of the two qiblas"). Muslims believe that the chronologically final surahs of the Quran were revealed to Muhammad in Medina, and are called Medinan surahs in contrast to the earlier Meccan surahs.


Just like Mecca, the city center of Medina is closed to anyone who is considered a non-Muslim, including members of the Ahmadiyya movement (however, not the entire city is closed) by the national government.

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Saudi Arabia was perhaps the key sponsor of the 2013 military coup in Egypt, transferring $5 billion to the putschists overnight after the takeover was complete. That was the same amount as the Muslim Brotherhood had demanded from the International Monetary Fund. The Ankara government condemned ...
After being appointed Cornell's first Muslim chaplain in August, Yasin Ahmed spent his first semester at Cornell counseling students, advocating for more ... a chaplain, previously served as chaplain at multiple schools in Connecticut, including Trinity College, Choate Rosemary Hall and Medina Academy.

Saudi Arabia should open up the country to Christian churches and other faiths, allowing them to practise openly, the Archbishop of Canterbury told ... the ban on non-Muslim faiths practising openly in Saudi Arabia, which has in the past led to arrests of expatriates attending underground “house churches”.
Mada'in, known as Hegra in ancient times, is out in the sandy wastes 400km north of Medina. The site, which mostly dates from the first century AD, has hardly been excavated yet, but 111 tombs rise out of the desert, carved into the yellow sandstone. Saudi Arabia does not have a tourist industry—one of ...
A prominent Tajik businessman and his family have been found dead in Medina, Saudi Arabia. RFE/RL's Tajik Service reports that the dead include businessman Bahtiyor Dodokhonov, his wife, and two sons -- aged 8 and 12. Dodokhonov's parents told RFE/RL on March 7 that Dodokhonov and his family ...
The map above shows Medina, Saudia Arabia, nearly 530 miles away from the capital city of Riyadh. At a Glance. A hail storm battered Medina, Saudi Arabia, over the weekend. Dozens were injured at a popular mosque. Schools were closed because of the weather. People were injured and vehicles were ...

Schools across Saudi Arabia have been closed due to severe weather conditions. The state-run Saudi Press Agency reported schools in the capital, Riyadh, the city of Medina and in the provinces of Ramah, Thadiq, Muzahmia, Hremala, Diraya and Durma were closed on Sunday. The decision to close the ...
The holy cities of Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia are visited by millions of religious devotees from all around the world, and that recently included visitors from Vermont. The journey to Mecca is the fifth pillar of Islam, a rite of passage for believers. The Hajj to Mecca is performed at a certain time of year, ...
In the latest in a series of steps aimed at enhancing women's rights, Saudi Arabia has invited women to join its military. Saudi nationals aged between 25 and 35 were given the opportunity to apply for positions with the rank of soldier in Riyadh, Mecca, al-Qassim and Medina. Earlier this year, women were ...
While the idea of an Indian state (Republic of India) coexists comfortably with the idea of a Hindu nation, the idea of a Muslim state (Pakistan) is way off ... In his book, Creating a New Medina: State Power, Islam, and the Quest for Pakistan in Late Colonial North India, Venkat Dhulipala, clearly brings out the ...
A new street sign bearing the name of the former Ottoman governor during the siege of the Saudi holy city of Medina between 1916 to 1919, Fahreddin Pasha, marks the street that leads to the United Arab Emirates Embassy building in Ankara on January 9, 2018. (AFP PHOTO). ANKARA, Jan. 9 (Xinhua) ...
An Afghan expat in Saudi Arabia died in a tragic fire on the night of his wedding, Sabq news site reported. According to ... on Saturday. It came just hours after the newlyweds celebrated their marriage in Medina. ... According to the latest statistics, fire accidents have been on the rise in Saudi Arabia. In 2016 ...
Explaining his ambition to "return" Saudi Arabia to the path of moderate Islam, the crown prince told the Guardian that "what happened in the last 30 years is not Saudi ... These were signs that its authority in the Muslim world as the protector of the two holy cities of Mecca and Medina was under threat.
(Web Desk) – Saudi Arabia has inaugurated the high-speed train service between Mecca and Medina as the latest transport project will help people cover the 450km distance within just two hours and 52 minutes owing to the exceptional 300 kilometers (180 miles) per hour speed. The first full journey of the ...
Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif is expected to meet Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, among other senior Saudi officials, during his visit to the Kingdom. Shehbaz, the brother of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, arrived in Medina after leaving Pakistan on Wednesday in a special plane ...
PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A group of 453 Malaysian Muslims who went on an umrah pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia and were due to fly home last Friday (Dec 22) are stranded after their flight from Medina did not materialise. The group had gone to Medina's international airport on ...
ROME - The first museum specialized in the life of the Prophet Mohamed is opening in Medina, Saudi Arabia, the second most holy site for Islam after the ... "It is the first and largest museum specialized in the history, cultural heritage of Medina and in the important steps in the history of the Prophet", the ...

Muslim forces ultimately expelled the European Christians who invaded the eastern Mediterranean repeatedly in the 12th and 13th centuries—and thwarted their effort to regain control of .... PC: Jerusalem, one of Islam's holiest cities after Mecca and Medina, was one of its most pious pilgrimage sites.
Arifi himself is a prolific social media personality, posting on Facebook and tweeting on a daily basis to thousands of digital disciples. Apart from preaching the Salafist interpretation of Islam, he is known to regularly weigh in on the social and political issues du jour.
Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Muslim and Arab countries across the world yesterday to protest against US President Donald Trump's ... referring to the mosque compound in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem that is the third holiest site in Islam after Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia.
It is the third holiest site in Islam, after Mecca and Medina, and it holds a special place in many people's hearts. ... Even at the very top of a country's hierarchy, in the Royal Court of Saudi Arabia, there must now be concerns that Saudi Arabia has chosen to work so closely with a White House that has just ...
We knew that this was a war to drive out Islam and Muslims from history. A region had collapsed. The Muslim world had collapsed. We collapsed. They established garrison states, they established oppressive regimes. They took lands, our history and our honor hostage. They destroyed the Muslim world, ...
Muslim worshippers lissten to a speaker in front of the White House for the Friday prayer on December 8, 2017 in Washington, DC to protest US President ... referring to the mosque compound in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem that is the third holiest site in Islam after Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia.
Jerusalem, which is home to the third holiest site in Islam, al-Aqsa Mosque, became especially important for the Hashemites after they lost control over the holy sites of Mecca and Medina in modern-day Saudi Arabia. The Hashemites, as the rulers of Hejaz from 1916, oversaw the holy sites until they were ...
For some, Saudi is the birthplace of Islam and the custodian of the religion's two most sacred sites, for others it's just the world's richest reserve of oil. ... forged a nation among the other tribes and clans in the Arabian peninsula, including taking over control of the two holy mosques in Mecca and Medina.
Saudi Authorities have reportedly moved to ban pilgrims from taking pictures and recording footage at Islam's two holiest sites, according to various reports. The ban ... These selfies have been posted on social media platforms, most notably by Muslim celebrities and sports personalities. "In the case of any ...
Mohammad bin Salman, the bold crown prince of Saudi Arabia, has been ... Islam”, are undermining the foundation of the modern Saudi state — an ... claim to be custodian of the holy sites, Mecca and Medina, it is significant.
Turki Al Hamad, a Saudi journalist responded on Twitter, asserting that ... posted a picture of himself inside a mosque in Medina, Saudi Arabia, ...
In 1979, a student of the Islamic University of Medina in Saudi Arabia, Sheikh Muqbil Bin Hadi al-Wadi'i, founded the Dar al-Hadith in a village ...
Saudi Arabia bans photos, videos of Mecca, Medina mosques ... has banned pilgrims from taking photos and videos at Islam's two holiest sites. ... caused an uproar on Arab and Muslim social media groups and platforms.
A desert odyssey in search of Saudi Arabia's hidden riches ... and political Islam and the Christian right feared, the entire global economic system is ... Mahd adh Dhahab today is connected to the Mecca-Medina highway, but ...
Selfies banned at Islam's two holiest sites in Saudi Arabia ... and Medina's Masjid an-Nabawi, or 'The Prophet's Mosque,' was taken by the ...
Besides, she became one of the wisest people within the Muslim community after ... She went to Medina with both her and Muhammad's family ...
Phones away: Muslim pilgrims take a selfie at the Grand Mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The Saudi government has officially forbidden pilgrims from taking selfies in Mecca and Medina during the haj and umrah (minor haj) .
Saudi Arabia bans photos, videos at Islam's two holiest sites ... and Medina's Masjid an-Nabawi, or 'The Prophet's Mosque,' was taken by the ... man in The Prophet's Mosque caused uproar on Arab and Muslim social media.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — I never thought I'd live long enough to write this sentence: .... M.B.S. is on a mission to bring Saudi Islam back to the center. ... “The first commercial judge in Medina was a woman!” So if the Prophet embraced all of this, M.B.S. asked, “Do you mean the Prophet was not a Muslim?”.
Outrage against Saudi Arabia as Israeli blogger posts selfies from ... in the Muslim holy city of Medina in Saudi Arabia sparked outrage across the ... The Prophet's Mosque in the city of Medina is Islam's second holiest site, and ...
In this photo provided by Noor Punasiya, people stand by an explosion site in Medina, Saudi Arabia, Monday, July 4, 2016. (AP Photo).
The covert ties between Israel and Saudi Arabia, based on an ... and their authority of Mecca and Medina (the two holiest sites in Islam) at the ...
Samsung Engineering sues Saudi Arabia over EPC contract ... and commercial customers in the region, which includes the city of Medina.
Saudi man sentenced to 20 years for supporting ISIL ... ISIL cells in both Medina and Mecca were uncovered before being able to carry out ...
EgyptAir carried 33,500 pilgrims to Saudi Arabia on board 145 flights ... “We are proud to do this and to provide our service to Muslim pilgrims ...
This recent Saudi-driven crisis is happening in the shadows of ... are the proud keepers of the two holiest places in Islam, Mecca and Medina, ...
In my foreword, I dealt with the historical aspects of the issue, starting with practice of usury prevalent in Medina prior to the advent of Islam.
“I believed it was time to change the patriarchal structure of Islam for a ... Khankan was not raised Muslim; she came to the faith herself, she says, ... were imams in the Prophet's house in the city of Medina (in Saudi Arabia).
Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud walks with his son and ... before King Salman leaves for Medina, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, ...
Saudi foreign policy is floundering in a way that would be comical if it ... Saudi Arabia is often criticized for being the seedbed for radical Islam, but this might be just ... holy cities of Mecca and Medina, Saudi Arabia has proven unable to ... Lacking popular support or reliable allies in the Muslim world, Saudi ...
Saudi Arabia is in a period of top-down restructuring, creating risk and ... Mecca and Medina and serves as a seaport; Knowledge Economic ...
... which will be based in the holy city of Medina “in continuation of this country's .... If a new hadith center can't really disentangle Islam in Saudi Arabia from ... been a reformation in Muslim history, it was the Wahhabi message.
After becoming the heir apparent to the Saudi throne earlier this year, ... come to Mecca and Medina, home to Islam's most important holy sites.


 

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