Some Photos in Medina

November 17, 2006 at 1:08 pm 22 comments

Today, we decided to go down to Shuhuda Uhud and I took my digital camera with me as I’ve been meaning to start taking photos around Medina (which I will be happily sharing with you all insha’Allah!) With time, I hope my photography skills improve as currently I just point and click and hope that when I get home the photos are actually decent.

These photos aren’t much because we had really limited time before Maghrib. I absolutely love mountains. I think they are the most beautiful things. Lucky for me, everytime we drive outside we see Uhud and I just think it is beautiful :)

You can click on the pictures to open up a larger version of the photo which is more detailed. My original photos were very big so I had to shrink them alot for online use.

My local neighbourhood. New buildings being built. Most people live in apartment buildings. You can see Mount Uhud in the background.

Long view shot of Uhud. The archers mountain is on the right and where the shuhuda (martyrs) are buried is on the left.

Archers mountain.

Archers mountain on the right hand side.

Closeup of the archers mountain.

People at the bottom of the archers mountain infront of Shuhuda Uhud. Behind the blue signs and the wall is the graves of the martyrs of the Battle of Uhud including Hamza radi allahu anhu.

A mosque next to Uhud.

Shuhuda Uhud.

This is a photo from the top of the archers mountain. The graves are inside those walls that you can see in the middle.

I took this photo from the top of the archers mountain of Medina so you can get a general view of it.

Another photo from the top of the archers mountain. If you look in the distance on the left hand side, you can see the minarets of the Prophet’s mosque. I was really surprised how close the Battle of Uhud happened.

An obligatory shot of a mountain since I love them so much!

Sunset in Medina



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22 Comments Add your own

  • 1. LovinMyDeen aka Yasmin  |  November 17, 2006 at 2:52 pm

    Assalamu alaykum warahamtullah

    Beautiful pics sis and awesome blog…keep up the GD work insha’Allaah. Jazakumullah khayr.

  • 2. Aussie In Medina  |  November 17, 2006 at 3:19 pm

    wa iyyakum.

    What I think is really cool about seeing Uhud for the first time is that it really puts into perspective all the hadith that mention the reward of a Qirat.

    I think about when the Prophet sallallahu ‘alaihi wassalam used to tell the sahaba how something was equal to a qirat and a qirat is equal to Uhud. It is such a visual statement when you live in Medina because if you are outside you can see Uhud straight away.

    For example, the hadith about those who pray a funeral prayer get the reward of one qirat and those who pray and then also follow the funeral procession get the reward of two qirat and one qirat is equal to Uhud. Just look outside and you see Uhud and realise wow!

    And even just the being in the same place and walking on the same land that our blessed Prophet sallallahu ‘alaihi wassalam walked upon is really an amazing experience. When you stand on top of the archers mountain and realise that you are standing where you have read stories about from childhood is so cool subhan’Allah.

  • 3. McShaikh  |  November 17, 2006 at 3:47 pm

    Very nice pics.
    Keep’em coming.

  • 4. Catcher  |  November 17, 2006 at 4:05 pm

    Wow, these pictures brought back a few memories, thanks for that. Specailly the one of the archers mountain.

  • 5. Loz  |  November 17, 2006 at 4:26 pm

    That sunset shot… I can feel the rays.
    Wonderful photos! Jazak

  • 6. Ansari  |  December 1, 2006 at 5:44 pm

    i need tissues… :'(

  • 7. hajra  |  March 3, 2007 at 1:54 am

    mashallah wonderful pics..brought back memories of my trip to mekkah and madina to perform hajj in 2006…keep up the good work

  • 8. Imran  |  March 3, 2007 at 1:59 am

    Do you go to Medina University?

    Do you know Tariq? (went to Misr)

  • 9. umm-m  |  April 10, 2007 at 1:11 am

    mashallah, beautiful pics which bought back recent memories of our visit. Inshallah i get to go again soon and take my children – truly amazing. Thanx for sharing the link.

  • 10. Sarah  |  May 31, 2007 at 1:36 pm

    “And even just the being in the same place and walking on the same land that our blessed Prophet sallallahu ‘alaihi wassalam walked upon is really an amazing experience. When you stand on top of the archers mountain and realise that you are standing where you have read stories about from childhood is so cool subhan’Allah”

    Subhanallah i was thinking that the whole time:( ur so lucky u live there alhamdullilah :( its truely amazing!

  • 11. Light Seeker  |  December 8, 2007 at 10:25 am

    MashaAllah these pics are amazing!
    JazakAllah kheir.

  • 12. aRd  |  May 24, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    for your photoghraphs.

  • 13. Sissy  |  June 19, 2008 at 12:39 pm

    Somehow i missed the point. Probably lost in translation :) Anyway … nice blog to visit.

    cheers, Sissy.

  • 14. UmmSafiya  |  July 30, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    Salamu aleykum wa rahmatulah wa barakaatahu,

    Ougthy I wanted to ask you, is it easy to settle in Medina, as I would want to move to Medina there insha Allah?
    And is it hard for to find a job? House etc?

    Jazzaki lahu ghayran

    *(plz email me)*

  • 15. AFTAB ALBALOSHI  |  September 7, 2008 at 2:12 pm


  • 16. zubeda  |  April 3, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    Jazakumullah sister,
    The photos are awesome and very emotional.

  • 17. Md.Shihab uddin  |  November 7, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    I am very glad to watch these pictures. In heart and soul I receive these cute picture

  • 18. ahmad sibtain  |  December 25, 2009 at 9:25 am

    Excellent effort plz keep it up

  • 19. Siddiq  |  January 19, 2010 at 5:12 am

    Came from Hajj 1430 about 2 months ago and your photos gave me some happy memmories. Want to go back soon Inshallah. Ameen

  • 20. Ryan  |  March 27, 2010 at 10:02 am

    How cold does it get there in the winter?

  • 21. ummabdullaah  |  January 26, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    assalaamualaikum wrwb,mashaAllaah,good work sister..may Allaah bless you and your family in both worlds ameeen…i do hope you would be able to tell me whether there would be any scope for a woman with her 4 kids(my eldest son is 10) to work on her own as a clinical aromatherapist and hijamah therapist in medina..are women allowed to work in hospitals? in the uk at the moment and i ask Allaah swt to bless us with living in medina.ameen

  • 22. palmerfoster59758  |  April 10, 2016 at 3:39 am

    LorinHello Marny,nI would love a copy of the written directions once you have them figured out.nThanks!nLorin<a href="ma Click

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