Hajj And Umrah

Ettiquettes of Visiting Madina City

Ettiquettes of Visiting Madina City

The Virtue of offering Salah in the Masjid E Nabwi is equal to the reward of one thousand salah offered in any other mosque except Al-Masjid-AI-Haram (offering salah in Masjid E Haraam is equal to 1,00,000 Salah) And offering Salah in Masjid E Aqsa is equal to a reward of offering 250 Salah.1

If a Haji wants to visit Madina then they should make intention (Niyyah) of visiting Prophet’s Mosque. After reaching Madina city, one can visit the Prophet’s Mosque and also the Prophet’s Grave.

1. Visiting the Prophet’s Mosque Perform two rak’ats optional salah after entering the Mosque, preferably in the Rawdah2 (because Prophet said about Rawdah “What is between my house and my Mimbar is one of the meadows of the Garden.”)3

2. Visiting the Prophet’s Grave Then go to the grave of the Prophet and standing in front of it and facing it, say in a respectful manner ‘Salam’ and ‘Darood’ And then Greet Abu Bakr siddique (RadiyAllahu Anhu) aur Umar e Farooq (RadiyAllahu Anhu) also.4

3. Visiting al-Baqee cemetery There is no proof of calling it Jannatul Baqi or Jannatul Mua’laat. There is no proof that every person buried in “Baqi ul Gharqad” will be entering paradise. This is the grave yard of Madina City. Many Prophet’s companions (May Allaah have mercy on them) are buried here. So, greet them and to pray for the mercy of Allaah upon them. While entering the grave yard read the dua given below:

1 Sahih Al Bukhari – 1190, Sahih At Targheeb – 1179
2 Sahih Al Bukhari – 444
3 Sahih Al Bukhari – 1153
4 Muwatta Malik – 397

“Assalaamualaikum Ahlad diyari minal mumineena wal Muslimeena wa innaa in-shaa-Allaahu bikum laahiqoon (wa yarhamullahul mustaqdimeena minna wal musta’khireen) nasa-lul-llaha Lana Wa lakumul ‘aafiyah”(Peace be upon you, people of this abode, from among the believers and those who are Muslims , and we , by the Will of Allaah , shall be joining you . [May Allaah have mercy on the first of us and the last of us] I ask Allaah to grant us and you, strength) 1

4. Visiting the Martyrs of Uhud Pilgrim while visiting the graveyard of the Martyrs of Uhud should read the same Dua given above and should pray to Allaah for raising their status.2

5. Visiting Masjid-E-Quba Pilgrims while visiting this Masjid can Perform two rak’ats optional Salah after entering the Mosque, the reward of offering Salah here is equivalent to one Umrah.3

Note: The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم used to go to Masjid Quba every Saturday. Hence, if a
pilgrim goes to Masjid Quba on Saturday, then he will also get the reward of Sunnah also In Shaa Allah.4

Note: During the stay in Masjid E Nabwi and thinking that it is compulsory to offer
40 Salah (40 Times Salah), is not proven from Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم and his companions(RadiyAllahu Anhum), the hadith related to it are not authentic. 5 You can
offer any number of Salah during the stay, but it is not required to fix the number. The authentic hadith related to Salah offered in Masjid e Nabwi or any other masjid is that offering salah in the Masjid for 40 days on time with Jama’a and catching the first Takbeer then 2 things are written for him/her:

1. He/she will be saved from Hell fire
2. He/she will be saved from Hypocrisy (Nifaq).6

1 Sahih Muslim – 974,975
2 Sunan Tirmidhi:1054
3 Musnad Ahmad 15981
4 Sahih Bukhari 1193, Sahih Muslim: 1399
5 Silsilatul Ahadees Az Zai’fa wal mowzo’at 364
6 Sunan Tirmidhi 241





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