It was very early in the morning, I think I barely slept the night before due to sheer excitement, yet I was really worried I was delaying the group. We were heading out together on our first 'ziyarat' [visit] of the blessed city of the Prophet pbuh. Alhamdlillah, I wasn't the last one to get to the coach! My dad introduced me to his old friend who would remain our tour guide throughout the trip. He was a learned sheikh who taught at Medina University. He reminded us of the sacred land we were in and the sunnah we were going to follow today to please our Lord and the importance of sending peace and blessings on the Prophet pbuh as we tread in his footsteps. As the coach set off, the clock read 7.04am and the temperature was 32 degrees Celsius.
|Jannat ul Baqi - Largest Graveyard in Medina with graves|
of upto 10'000 companions of the Prophet pbuh.
|Masjid al Ghamama|
|It's just a normal road now, but this was once where the trench|
was dug duringthe Battle of the Trench which took place in 627AD