If you are going to Makah for Umrah or Hajj, you should know that there are many other historically significant places that you should not miss out while being there. From your prayers and supplications, save some time for roaming about and learning about the centuries long history of the Islamic civilization. We have jotted down some of the most not-to-miss-out places for you to make it easier. It will save you from hour’s long search on Google for finding good places. Have a look:
Sites to visit in Madinah
While being there, try going for a visit during the sunrise and Duhr prayer. Places you could visit are the battle ground of uhud, masjid-e-Quba, masjid Ahazaab, al-medina museum, Yanbu and Wadi e Jinn – Al Baida. Other than these there are several other places that you could visit. Try visiting them and staying there, offering the rakat and making the best of your spiritual journey.
Visit Rawdah at Night
While you are still in Madina, during the night, try visiting Rawdah that is called as the piece of paradise there in the mosque. The best time would be if you visit after namaz-e-isha, the number of people become less gradually as the night falls. There you could get the best time to pray during these hours when the number of people is less and the place is fully indulged in holiness.
After you are done with Performing the Rituals and Praying in the Masjid-ul-Haram, step out and explore
Places you could go while you are in Makah are Jannat-ul-Rahma, Jannat-ul-Muallah, Masjid-e-Aisha, cave of Saur, Masjid-e-bilal, masjid-e-Jinn, Holy Prophet’s (PBUH) places of birth, Jab-ul- Noor and etc. these are just a few names. When you will set out you will get to know more places if you follow the landmarks and the Google maps of course. Every place could be best enjoyed at particular times and if you ask people there they will let you know about those times.
Who will Guide me on the Tour for all these Places?
If you are going for the first time, it could be problematic for you to find the best routes for all your destinations. Primarily, your smartphone should have the Google maps application so that you can locate the places according to your location. More than that, you also need to follow all the landmarks that are being displayed on the roads. Moreover, if you are travelling in groups this burden is shared and reduced. So, make sure you are not alone but a group of people travelling the area.
What do I need to readjust?
You don’t need many readjustments. All you need is good management of time. Try considering the cost of these short trips in your Umrah packages total cost beforehand as it will give you your total cost estimates. Those going 14 days Umrah packages from Islamabad or Umrah package for family should also save time so that they can visit these places.