Medina, also transliterated as Madīnah, is the capital of the Al-Madinah Region in . At the city's heart is , which is the burial place of the Islamic prophet, Muhammad.
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Al-Masjid an-Nabawī, known in English as The and simply as Al Haram by the people of Madinah, is a mosque built by the last Islamic prophet Muhammad in the city of Madinah in the Al Madinah Province of . Photo: Bluemangoa2z, Public domain.

The Battle of Uhud was a battle between the early Muslims and their Qurayshi Meccan enemies in 624 CE in the region of the Arabian peninsula. is situated 3½ km north of Medina. Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

The is a mosque located on the outskirts of Medina, . is situated 3½ km south of Medina. Photo: Abdelrhman 1990, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The Hejaz Railway Museum in Medina is a railway museum that was opened in 2006. is situated 1½ km southwest of Medina.

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The Arabic term ḥaram has a meaning of "sanctuary" or "holy shrine" in the Islamic faith or Arabic language.


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