HISTORY OF MADINAH
Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) declared Medina to be as sacred as Abraham (peace be
upon him) had declared Mecca to be. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, "What lies
between its (Medina's) two lava plains is sacred."
Borders of the Sanctuary of Medina
||What lies between its two lava plains: The
Eastern one, previously known as "Hirrat Waqim", and the Western one, known as
||Its three small mountains (Tudaru, Umm Khalid
and Al-`Aqil or Al-`Aqir) are declared sacred. These mountains overlook Al-`Aqiq Valley on
the western side of `Urwah Well (near the Islamic University).
||Declaring the sacredness of what lies between
Thaur and `Air:
||Thaur is a small, red mountain located behind Uhud.
Nowadays, the airport road passes behind it.
||`Air is a huge, black mountain located to the southern
east of Dhul-Hulaifah (Abyar `Ali). On its western pass runs the Hijrah Highway.
||Verily, Medina is one of the most beloved
places to Allah, the Exalted, because of the following merits: It is the land of His
Prophet's migration (peace be upon him), it is his couch, and its people are his neighbors
and supporters. Moreover, it is the abode of Faith, for to it returns Faith at the end of
time. At its entrances, there are Guardian Angels. Neither Antichrist nor the Plague will
be admitted to it. It will be the last city in the world to be ruined. It is the land of
receiving Revelation [Wahi]. There is no place in Medina that has not had Qur'anic verses
or Prophetic hadith revealed or said therein. It is the Sanctuary of Allah and His
Messenger (peace be upon him).
||Whoever intends evil actions against Medina,
Allah will wipe him out just as water dissolves salt. It expels its impious inhabitants.
For it Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) made these supplications:
||O Allah! Make Medina as dear to us as You
made Mecca dear or more.
||O Allah! Increase in Medina twice the
blessing (Thou showered) upon Mecca.
||O Allah! Bless our Medina, bless us in our
Sa` and Mudd, and make twice Thy blessing.
||Let him die in Medina who can do so.
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