Source : Al Arabiya | 21 Jan 2014
An Afghan national has set an example of piety by never missing one single prayer behind the imam of the Prophet’s Mosque.
Haji Muhammad has become very popular in Saudi Arabia's Madinah because for a quarter of a century he has appeared on Saudi TV wearing the same black turban while standing on the right side of the first line behind the imam.
He told a Makkah-based daily that he arrived in the Kingdom when he was 19.
He has been working as a plumber for 37 years and only traveled once to Afghanistan.
By Yousuf Muhammad | Arab News | 25 Sep 2012
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah laid the foundation stone for the largest expansion of the Prophet’s Mosque here yesterday. The new project will increase the mosque’s capacity to more than two million worshippers.
King Abdullah arrived here last night from the Moroccan city of Casablanca and was received at Prince Muhammad International Airport in Madinah by Crown Prince Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense.
Source : Arab News | 16 Aug 2012
Al-Madinah Al-Munawwara is a place of historic and spiritual density. The landmarks that mark this landscape are so numerous they can hardly be mentioned. Yet each and every mosque and field of this holy sanctuary symbolize an event in Islamic history that is too significant to let pass.
By Yousuf Muhammad | Arab News | Madinah | 23 Jul 2012
Breaking of the fast (iftar) parties at the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah are an incredibly spiritual experience.
People sit close to each other for iftar, reflecting Muslim unity and solidarity.
Many foreign pilgrims expressed happiness at having the opportunity to break fast at the second holiest mosque for Muslims in the world.
By : Md Al-Sulami | Arab News | 29 Jun 2012
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah has ordered an expansion of the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah to accommodate more than 1.6 million worshippers, Finance Minister Ibrahim Al-Assaf announced yesterday.
“The new expansion of the Prophet’s Mosque is part of King Abdullah’s efforts in the service of Islam and Muslims, the latest of which was the unprecedented expansion of the Grand Mosque in Makkah,” he said.
By Arab News | Makkah | 06 Mar 2012
Two magnificent replicas of the Grand Mosque in Makkah and Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah have been added to an exhibition opened in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.
The replicas are a three dimensional presentation of the two mosques after completion of their expansion work.
The replicas are showcased at the Two Holy Mosques Exhibition in the Umm Al-Joud district on the old Makkah-Jeddah road close to the Kiswa factory, the Saudi Press Agency reported yesterday.
Source : News Agencies | 11 Jan 2012
Madinah Gov. Prince Abdul Aziz bin Majed on Tuesday announced plans to develop Quba, Meeqat and King Abdul Aziz Civilization Center.
"Appropriation of land for implementing the projects will cost SR200 million in the first phase," the governor said, adding that the projects would be carried on the basis of studies conducted by consultancy offices.
He said the new projects would include expansion of Quba Mosque, establishment of gates at the entrances of Madinah and services to meet the requirements of Madinah people and visitors.
Ramadan in Madinah: Five-star hotels that offer luxury and proximity to the Prophet’s Mosque The Prophet's Mosque in Madinah
Source : Rima Al-Mukhtar | Arab News
Madinah | 17 Aug 2011
Praying in the Grand Mosque is equivalent to a 100,000 prayers’ reward; praying in my mosque is equivalent to a 1,000 prayers’ reward and in the Al-Aqsa Mosque is like 500 prayers’ reward,” said Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
There are many accommodation packages abound during Ramadan, the time when the faithful desire to visit either of the two holy mosques in the Kingdom. Invariably, Muslims after performing Umrah in Makkah then visit the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah before departing for home.
Source : Yousuf Muhammad | Arab News
MADINAH | 18 Aug 2011
Serving iftar meals to help visitors to the Prophet’s Mosque break their fast is part of the rich tradition of the people of Madinah that dates back to the period of the Prophet (peace be upon him).
They lay out hundreds of thousands of iftar meals on sufras (plastic table spreads) to feed visitors to the mosque every evening throughout the holy month. These sufras, which make the longest dining table on the face of the earth, in a way reflect the immense hospitality of the people of Madinah.
Source : Arabian Business
25 Aug 2010
The cost of feeding a million worshippers at the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah amounts to $670,000 every day, a local newspaper has reported.
The Saudi Gazette reported the cost of each meal – which includes yoghurt, dates, dugga and Saudi coffee – amounts to at least SR2.5 per person ($0.66). The tradition differs from that of the Grand Mosque in Makkah, where only dates and Saudi coffee are allowed.