Madina | Food & Travel Guide

Assalam Alaikum My name is Zia Tabarak

And today we’re going to the City of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

That is Medina

Right now I am at the Mosque of Quba

And this is the Qiblatayn Mosque

Where we are right now is the field of Battle of the Trench

Here we have the Uhud mountain

Right now we are enroute to the plain of Badr

And here we have a well

We have now reached the field of Badr

This mosque here was the Prophet’s tent during the battle

And in the front we have the battlefield of Badr

I will try my best that in this journey

I provide as much information as I can

So that travelling to Medina can become easier for others

We’ll explore how this journey goes for us

God willingly you all will like it

So Let’s Go to Medina! #Chalain

So now we have landed to the Medina Airport

As we enter Medina one experiences

A sudden peace and calm in their nature

All airports are very hectic for people

Everyone’s in a rush, there’s too much noise

But in Medina, even the airport gives a sense of peace!

Now we have left the airport and are in a bus

Niaz Bhai is driving our bus, he’s from Lucknow

We are from Karachi and this is the beauty that

India and Pakistan are both together in Medina

Where are you from in Lucknow?

I am from Raibareli

So people from Lucknow will be watching

Do you wanna say something to them?

Assalam Alaikum everyone watching!

Right now I am in the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina

And as soon as you

Step foot on Medina’s soil, one feels like

They have found solace and shelter

As if someone has given you protection from all harm

And that person certainly is the Messenger of Allah

Muhammad (Peace and Blessings Upon Him)

Due to whom this place is filled with God’s love and mercy

As for food, people come here from around the world

So we can find a variety of cuisines here from everywhere!

All kinds of food here are spectacular

Usually we have Fried Chicken, Shawarma

Pakistani/Indian cuisine etc. are available here

But I will suggest that

You don’t look around for food too much

Because the more you travel, the more energy will be wasted

And the mosque is also quite huge

So going too far for food will waste a lot of time

I’ll suggest that you get food from around the hotel that you stay in

The hotels have their own restaurants as well

You can eat from there too

Whenever you come to Medina

Please take care of the fact that

You need to have a lot of patience

There are gates on all 4 sides of the Mosque

And these gates are all numbered

Right in front of the gate no. 7 is Baab-us-Salaam

And baab-us-salaam is from where you can

Go to the Prophet’s (PBUH) resting place

Around the mosque there are many monuments where

Once can travel, there’s a

Quran Exhibition Museum

You can go see that as well

So the hotel we’re staying is called

Dar-al-Eiman Taibah Hotel

And from here we’ll enter the Mosque from Gate no. 15

From gate number 15 to gate number 26

The hotels are

Very close to the Baab-un-Nisa (Women’s Gate)

If you book a hotel here

Then the ladies will be easily able to

Access the mosque

As the mosque will not be too far

And the men’s area will be away from their entrance

If you book a hotel on the opposite end then the women

Will have to cross the whole mosque to reach their gate

Which will be quite difficult for them

Especially for women with disabilities etc

Or ones who cannot walk that long

So if such people are with you

Try to book a hotel behind gate 15 and 26

As it will make your travelling a lot easier

So the hotel in Medina that we’re staying at has breakfast buffet

And it is very delicious let’s go and see what else they have

So many types of salads are present here,

A variety of hummus is present as well

Here we have Olives, and a great healthy option

for breakfast

‘Couscous’

Many Arabian dishes are present here, chickpeas

and beef sausages

Scrambled egg is here, boiled egg too

‘Falafel’

‘Oriental Mixed Fried’

These are vegetables

So beneath the hotels there are many shops all around

And one can find gift items etc. easily here

Which can be brought home as souvenirs

and gifts for relatives and friends

So everywhere around the markets

These souvenirs and gift items

such as prayer beads,

and other items are found which can be brought home

Assalam Alaikum Falak Sher Bhai! How are you?

We are going today

For sightseeing around Medina and Falak Sher Bhai is taking us

Are you from Pakistan?

Yes

Which City?

Layyah

Here we have the Quba Mosque right in front of us

Right now I am inside the Quba Mosque

and it is highly regarded in Islam

Because here, the rewards of two rakahs

Is equal to the rewards of an Umrah

The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said,

“Whoever purifies himself in his house, then comes to

the mosque of Quba and prays in it, he will have a reward like the Umrah pilgrimage.”

So if you come to Medina, after ablution in the hotel,

Do visit the Quba Mosque and offer 2 rakahs

and get the rewards of a whole Umrah!

This here is the Quba mosque and in the foreground

The shades that you all can see

Is a small bazar

And you can shop for souvenir here as well

The place we are at right now

Is the place where the Battle of Trench took place

This mosque here is also known due to the Battle

This where the battle happened

The small mosque in front of us was

the tent of Caliph Umar (R.A)

And right in front of the mosque we are at

where the road is nowadays, was the trench

This is what we’re told, and,

This, right infront of us, was the tent of Bibi Fatima (S.A)

And that place on the mountain

that we can see

That was the tent of Caliph ‘Ali (R.A)

This is the Qiblatayn Mosque

And this was the direction of the first Qiblah – Jerusalem

The Prophet (PBUH) received a revelation

And he was told by God

To turn his face towards Mecca during prayer

The change was a whole 180 degrees

Which means that Palestine, Jerusalem

and Kaaba in Mecca were totally opposite in directions

Right now I am at the Mount of Uhud

This place behind me is where the

70 martyrs of the Battle of Uhud are buried

The Prophet’s uncle Hamzah and

other companions are buried here

This mountain that we can see is the place

Where the Prophet assigned some companions to stay

during the battle and they were martyred after leaving the post

against the Prophet’s orders

The Prophet (PBUH) told about this mount that

I love the Uhud mountain and

The Uhud mountain loves me

Uhud mountain is one of the mountains from Paradise

Here we have food for everyone in the Mosque

This arrangement starts after the Asr prayer

Yogurt, Bread, Dates etc

are given just to please God

without any differentiation

What food items do we have?

We have chicken, mutton

naan etc

All Pakistani cuisine? Yes

Where are you from?

I am from India

Wow an Indian on a Pakistani restaurant!

Where are you from in India?

Kolkata

Oh okay!

We have tikkas etc. here as well

We are enroute to

the Plain of Badr right now and here we have a well

The history of this well is that the Prophet, along with his companions

was going to the Battle of Badr

and the water supply was very short

but, the water from this well was not sweet

So the Prophet PBUH put his saliva into the well

And the water in the well became sweet

This well is running to this day and people come here

and drink the water from this well

Here pipes are running

And on the other side

there is a tap

We have cans for the water here

Here we have the whole line up of taps

Here we have water for ablution and drinking

This water is really great!

Here we have Rizwan Bhai

who came especially from Jeddah to take us to Badr

And now here at the well,

we are eating corns!

How far is the plain of Badr? 70-80 kilometres

Here we have the corn as well!

Here we have a small shop as well that sells dry fruits

So the people coming to see the well

Can get some snacks as well

This the tomb of the Martyrs of the Battle of Badr

They have closed the tomb now, so

We have a small ladder here

And using this ladder, we will

See the tomb

We have now reached the Plain of Badr

This mosque here was the tent of the Prophet (PBUH)

And right in front of it was the battefield

Just imagine for a while that

it’s the month of Ramadan

Everyone’s fasting, in scorching heat

no preparations of battle whatsoever

If anything, there’s just faith in Allah

and this, is the battlefield of Badr

This whole plain was the battlefield

and the tomb of the martyrs is a bit far

so, the common thought is that when the companions

went a bit ahead

into the enemies’ side,

they would have been martyred there

Because the Prophet’s tent is on this side

and people say that the

date trees here are from where

angels appeared to help the Muslims

in the battle

And, coming here is a really great opportunity for us

And I try that

through my camera

I show around Medina to the people who cannot come here

and give out information

Here we have stopped to eat,

The food is finally here

Half of it is Madbi, the other half is Mandi

If you have Mandi in Medina, Saudi Arabia then

you would obviously get the original mandi

Great!

Here we have the Jannat-ul-Baqi’

where the Ahlulbayt, Companions and the Prophet’s Wives are buried

The gate to al-Baqi’ opens for a while after the Fajr and Asr prayers

So you can visit the graves during that time

and pray as well

So here, our trip to Medina has ended

I tried during this short trip

to show as many sights and information as possible

Somethings I showed to you all, others I wasn’t able to

Before coming here, do research a lot

You will find a lot of stuff on Google Maps as well

And read a bit of history too

So that while visiting

you have as much information as possible

Hope you liked the video, please like, share

and remember me in your prayers as I did too!

We’ll meet InshaAllah

in another video

Allah Hafiz!

Assalam Alaikum How are you?

What’s your name? Mehmood Elahi

Mehmood Bhai are you from Pakistan? Yes

MashaAllah, you guys are the real heroes for us

It is a great honor

to serve at the house of the Prophet (PBUH)

and you guys are doing it

how do you feel about it? really great!

Which city are you from?

Swabi

remember us in your prayers because…

we’ll leave Medina, but you’ll stay here…