Advertisements
PropellerAds

Pilgrims may soon be able to imitate Hijrah to Madina on Camel backs.


MAKKAH — The Ministry of Haj and Umrah is currently giving final touches to a fascinating project that will allow pilgrims and visitors as well as citizens and residents of the Kingdom to travel to Madinah on camels following the route that the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) had taken during his Hijrah (migration) to Madinah, according to a report in Makkah Arabic daily.

The ministry said it had agreed to launch the initiative in collaboration with the Royal Commission for Makkah and the Holy Sites.

The project includes the development of 27 points on the Hijra Road consisting of hotels, rest houses, museums and others.

Under the initiative, titled the Road to Thaniyat Al-Wada, a plateau near Madinah, the travelers will be able to tread the same route that the Prophet (peace be upon him) had taken during his migration from Makkah in 622 AD.

The caravan will start from Ghar Thor, the cave on Mount Thor in Makkah where the Prophet and his closest companion Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with him) had stayed hiding from the eyes of the enemy plotters for about three days before setting out on their journey to Yathrib, which would become famous as Al-Madinah Al-Munawwara, the enlightened city, after the Prophet settled there. The caravan will then stop at the location of the tent of Umm Maabad, who had hosted the Prophet on his way to Yathrib and where he had milked her sheep.

Umm Maabad’s place used to provide generous hospitality to travelers, but that was a year of scarcity with little rain. The drought had adversely affected people and cattle and Umm Maabad had no food to offer to her visitors. But when the Prophet rubbed the udders of Umm Maabad’s, milk came gushing and everyone drank to their fill. The incident has come to be known as a miracle of the Prophet (peace be upon him).

The caravan will then pass through the location where Suraqa Bin Malik met the Prophet. Suraqa had reached the location after following the Prophet’s footprints in the hope of winning the reward the Quraish had placed on his head.

It will also go through the site where the camel had tumbled down and then took a shortcut pointed out to the Prophet by the Bedouin guide Masoud Al-Aslami.

The caravan will stop at Thaniyat Al-Wada completing the journey to Madinah.

The ministry said there would be alternatives other than camels to reach Madinah taking the route, such as 4-wheel drive vehicles, fire balloons and motorbikes.

When the Prophet reached Quba on the outskirts of Yathrib on the 8th day of Rabiul Awwal, he had already traveled for eight days. The Hijra Road, which was known as the caravan road in olden times, is 380 kilometers long.

Courtesy : Saudi gazette and Makkah Daily


Story of the 51 Martyrs of New Zealand Mosque Attack 2019

Words fail us in the face of this latest massacre in the christchurch Mosque in New Zealand . We lost more than 50 brothers and sisters who were praying their Jumuah Salah in christchurch Mosque in NewZealand . May Allah give sabr to their families and grant them highest place in Jannah. In honor of the Martyrs I have compiled a list of names of the Martyrs and their stories which were sent to Khaled Beydoun  by their family members and friends . I have only included the People who lost their life .With recent images coming up the list has ...
Read More

 At least 49 killed in New Zealand mosque ‘terrorist attacks’

Before the shooting starting, the Al Noor mosque in the New Zealand city of Christchurch was “peaceful, calm and quiet”. “As it is when the sermon starts, you could hear a pin drop,” a man identified as Ramzan told reporters on Friday.Then about 1.40pm during afternoon prayers, gunfire broke out.“It started in the main room ... I was in the side room, so I didn’t see who was shooting but I saw that some people were running out to my room where I was in, I saw some people had blood on their body and some people were limping,” Ramzan told reporters.“It ...
Read More
About Islam Hashtag 467 Articles
Islam Hashtag is a step towards Being Productive , Being Informed , Being Motivated and Learning new things . It is authored by Aafiya , a student of deen who seeks to Implement her Knowledge and Spread Positivity about Islam in the fitna of digital misinformation and Islamophobia.

5 Comments

Leave a Feedback