Whilst in Madinah

Whilst in Madinah

  • One should spend as much time as possible in the Masjid. And when there, one should perform I`tikaaf. Nafl I`tikaaf can be of any duration. Remain busy in worship as good deeds in Madinah are equal to 1,000 good deeds elsewhere. (al-Bukhari and Muslim).
  • Perform all Salaah with congregation at the al-Masjid an-Nabawi. As the reward for Salaah with congregation is 25/27 times greater than Salaah offered individually.
  • Nafl Salaah should in general be performed as much as possible in the Rawdah. The best times to go are away from Salaah times as there are considerably less people then.
  • Besides compulsory duties and necessities, the most virtuous act whilst performing Ziyarah is the continuous recitation of Salawaat and Salaam. As often as possible recite Salaam at the Prophet’s grave. If Salaam is not possible by the Sacred Chamber then it can be said from anywhere within the Masjid. Even if one passes the grave from the outside, convey Salaam before continuing.
  • Recite Salawaat abundantly with complete sincerity and true adoration.
  • Also be sure to perform as many Sunan as possible.
  • One should avoid all prohibited and undesirable deeds and items. And one should endeavor to do as many good deeds as possible.
  • Respect and honour all of Madinah’s citizens. Treat them kindly. Even if they may not be willing to return the favour, one should bear it with patience.
  • Avoid quarreling and dispute.
  • Smile in the face of difficulty and hardship.
  • Allow the thought of earning Allah’s and His Prophet’s pleasure stop one’s complaints.
  • If one buys anything in Madinah, buy with the intention of assisting the traders in their livelihood. Such an intention will reap additional virtue, as long as what is to be brought is appropriate according to Islam.
  • In Ramadan the aal-Masjid-un-Nabawi is open at night. Some of these doors are open and it is possible to get to the Rawdah and perform Ibaadat with ease, for as long as one desires (even the whole night long if one wishes). The door facing Shari’ (road) `Abdul `Aziz is one that is generally open in Ramadan. Throughout the year, the Masjid is usually closed at night. It does however, open early (approximately 3 A.M.). At this time one can enter the Masjid and perform one’s Ibaadat with ease. The doors which they open first, vary. One may be able to find out which one will open first from the guards, by asking them politely.