Visiting the Prophet’s Mosque in Madina.
Although visiting the Prophet (PBUH) Mosque is not a part of Hajj but it is Sunnah to visit the Prophet (PBUH) Mosque for every Muslim. Madina is almost 440 kilometers distance from Makkah. It takes 6 to 8 hours to cover this distance by bus.
It is reported on the authority of Abu Huraira that the messenger of Allah (PBUH) said:
“A prayer in this mosque of mine is better than a thousand prayers in any other mosque (in Makkah), with the exception of the Mosque All Hurram at Makkah”.
Abdullah Ibn Al_Zubayr added that the Prophet (PBUH) said:
“A prayer in the Mosque Al Hurram is better than one hundred prayers in the mosque of mine”
It is recommended while entering the Mosque of Prophet (PBUH) the visitors should step in with the right foot and recite this supplication.
It is not recommended to touch or kiss the Hujrah (Prophets chamber) and it is not allowed to ask the Prophet (PBUH) for anything. The Holy prophet strictly prohibited not to make his grave a place of pilgrimage, visitors should only recite Darood o salam and after Visiting silently move towards the grave of Hazrat Abu Bakar and recite salutations.
Now visit Hazrat Umar grave and recite salutations.
Now come out of the Prophet Mosque and read the following or some other supplication.
It is sunnah to perform the five obligatory prayers at the mosque of the prophet preferably in the first row.
It is about three kilometers away from the Prophet (PBUH) Mosque. Quba Mosque is the first mosque in the history of Islam constructed by the Holy Prophet (PBUH). It is also recommended for the visitors to Madinah to visit Mosque Quba and to pray therein because our Prophet (PBUH) do the same. After the performance of Hajj or Umrah visitor should come there and offer two Rakats prayers and rewarded by Allah as if he has performed Umrah.
It is also sunnah to visit the graves at Al-Baqee and those of the martyrs, as well as the grave of Hazrat Hamza and invoke Allah’s blessings upon the dwellers of these graves.
The prophet (PBUH) used to recite the following at these graves:
O believers and Muslims! we shall, Allah willing, follow you. We beseech the Almighty Allah to grant protection and freedom from punishment to us and to you(Muslim).