Located 400km north of Makkah, Madinah (Medina) is the second holiest city in Islam. After learning of a plot to kill him, Mohamed (PBUH) and his followers left Makkah and entered Yathrib, which welcomed them. He renamed it Al Madinah.
Pilgrims recreate the Hijrah every year by traveling from Makkah to Madinah, where they pray at some of Islam’s most sacred sites. Al Masjid An Nabawi, a mosque built by The Prophet (PBUH) in 622 CE, is an important place of worship.