Medina is an important city for Muslims and has many places of historic significance in Islam. Mount Uhud is one such site that is definitely worth a day trip. Located in the north of Medina, approximately 5 kilometres from Masjid al-Nabawi, Mount Uhud was the site of an important battle in the early history of Islam known as the Battle of Uhud. Mount Uhud consists of a group of mountains and although there isn’t a great deal to see it is still possible to climb the small hill and see the surrounding area as well as the graveyard of the martyrs. As it is only a short drive from the town, on the outskirts of Medina, tourists should not miss out on a visit to this mountain, which has an important past. However, visiting the mountain is not a must or part of a pilgrimage but doing so with a guide who can share their knowledge of the history of this very important place in Islamic history will definitely be interesting.
Around half an hour to one hour, or for the duration of the guided tour
Senior visitors, adults, families, young adults, children
Climb the mountain and be transported back in time when the Prophet (PBUH) and his followers stood on the very same mountain and fought an important battle. And see the graveyard where the martyrs were buried. Also visit the Cave of Uhud where the Prophet (PBUH) took refuge after being wounded during the battle.
Muslim tourists who require prayer facilities near Mount Uhud will find plenty of open space available in the surrounding area of the mountain. Visitors will be able to utilize the open space during prayer time if they are unable to get back to the Masjid. They could also pray in one of the many mosques located on the way back to the town of Medina.
Muslim visitors will find it easy to locate Halal food in Medina as the city’s hotels and restaurants are all Muslim-friendly and serve only halal food. They will definitely be spoilt for choice as the city is home to numerous restaurants serving a diverse array of cuisines aside from its local cuisine.