The Quba Mosque located in King Faisal Road, Medina, Saudi Arabia is one of the oldest mosques in the world and has historic significance as it was built by Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and his companions on their arrival to Medina from the city of Mecca. Those visiting Medina should definitely pay a visit to this beautiful mosque not just for its historical importance but mainly for religious reasons. Praying at the mosque is considered to be equivalent to performing an Umrah which is a major draw for most visitors. The Prophet (PBUH) used to visit the mosque every Saturday to offer his prayers, and advised others to pray there when possible. Over the years the mosque has undergone several changes; with additions being made to its structure and design, with many entrances as well as minarets added to the mosque. However, the simplicity of Medina architecture has been maintained through all the changes the mosque has undergone. A visit to Quba Mosque is recommended for those traveling to Medina, especially for those who wish to experience being in a place visited by the Prophet (PBUH) frequently.
Open 24 hours a day
Around half an hour to two hours
Muslims of all ages
The entire mosque and its rich history
The mosque is able to accommodate over 20000 worshippers and due to all the renovations, visitors will find all the necessary modern facilities in the mosque. Visitors to the mosque will be able to find separate prayer areas for men and women. The prayer hall is built around a courtyard and the women’s prayer area is surrounded by a screen. The mosque has 64 toilets for men, 32 toilets for women and 42 units for ablution.
Halal food is freely available in the area, as all hotels and restaurants in Medina are Muslim-friendly and are therefore Halal. Muslim visitors can dine at the hotel they are staying at or have the option of choosing from a wide array of restaurants serving a variety of cuisines in addition to local food, such as Egyptian, Indian, Pakistani, Turkish and much more. The well known western fast food chains too have outlets in Medina, as well as the country’s own fast food outlets.