Have you ever been to Medina? If yes, then it’s most likely that you have performed Umrah. If No, then you should perform Umrah to seek Allah’s (SWT) blessings. For this purpose, you can get 21, 20, 12, and 8 nights Umrah Packages as per your preference. Rather than performing Umrah in Mecca, these packages include Ziayarats of the most revered places of both Makkah and Madinah. Mount Uhud is a famous historical landmark that Muslim desire to visit during their journey. It is located in the northern part of Madinah in Saudi Arabia, is an ancient peak with an elevation of 3533 feet. The mountaintop is well-known for being the site of the second conflict between pagans as well as Muslims.
Nowadays, visitors and pilgrims from all over the globe explore the hill to witness its cultural and religious significance. This peak features historical relics, such as a magnificent mosque in the valley. Tourists may also participate in a variety of exhilarating sports including rock climbing and trekking.
Historical Background of Mount Uhud
The peak is well-known for serving as the site of the pivotal battle of Uhud. The conflict predated the Battle of Badr and constituted the second military encounter between Muslims and Meccans. It occurred when the Meccans sought to revenge for their failure at the Battle of Badr by launching an aggressive attack against the army headed by Prophet Mohammad (P.B.U.H). The general outcome of the battle appeared to favor Muslims, but a critical miscalculation on the side of the Muslim army reversed the outcome of the war. Several Muslims in the invasion force of Prophet Mohammad (P.B.U.H) defied him by abandoning their positions. As a result, Meccan armies from their infantry launched an unexpected strike. Numerous people were killed in this surprise onslaught, especially the Prophet's (P.B.U.H) foster brother as well as uncle. The conflict also resulted in the injury of Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H).
Some Facts About Mount Uhud
The following are some of the facts about this miraculous mountain:
- ¾ Directions were issued to 50 archers to set themselves on the mountaintop. The idea was that it would keep Muslims secure even if the enemy (or disbelievers) assaulted them from behind.
- ¾ Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) instructed his soldiers not to vacate their position until commanded to do so.
- ¾ On the day of battle, the Prophet (P.B.U.H) is claimed to have said the Duhr prayer at this location.
- ¾ The Mount of Uhud has the destroyed remnants of a mosque.
The Miracle of Mount Uhud
When Prophet Mohammad (P.B.U.H) was ascending Mount Uhud with Umar, Uthman, and Abu Bakar, the mountain earth trembled underneath them. That's when Prophet (P.B.U.H) stomped his foot on the surface and said, "O Uhud! Stay steadfast, for upon you there is a Prophet, a true supporter, and two martyrs on your side. As a result, the earthquake came to a halt instantaneously. Because the Mount of Uhud is so dear to Prophet Mohammad's (P.B.U.H) heart, there are several hadiths on it and the most well-known is, this is the mountain that we love and that loves us. This exhibits the Prophet's affection for the location and expresses people's love for the mountain as well. The one who loves Hazrat Muhammad (S.A.W) will love everything that he loves.
A Quick Tour to Mount Uhud Ziyarat
Mount Uhud has a particular spot in the hearts of Muslims since it was the scene of the second significant war in Islamic civilization. Visitors flock to the hill to enjoy the mystic and aesthetic splendor of the area. The area has grown tremendously throughout the years as a result of the steady growth in pilgrims and travelers entering the vicinity. It is home to a number of eateries and diners that provide genuine Saudi and foreign food in a lovely setting. Municipal Bukhari Restaurant, ZamZam Kerala, Indian, Chinese, Arabic family Restaurant, Barger Restaurant, as well as Green Ribbon Restaurant are among several of the area's renowned eateries.
Mount Uhud is 13 kilometers from Madinah's city Centre. It is also 10 kilometers north of Masjid an Nabwi. The hill is well-served by highways and public transportation. Tourists may also arrange private taxis for a more customized mountainside experience. If you are visiting this site after performing Umrah then you might have a local tour guide within your chosen package for Ziayarats.
What Is the Best Time to Explore This Majestic Uhud Mount?
Mount Uhud is the most prominent Ziyarat destination in Madinah, visited by the majority of Hajj as well as Umrah pilgrims. Because the location has a sandy environment, winters are the best season to explore Mount Uhud. The months of November to April are by far the most preferred ones for visitors.
Muslims must visit this exceptional mount and rejuvenate their faith. They will feel the vibe of the battle that happened centuries ago. So, 12 nights Umrah package is the best one to experience this feeling, you will get to spend 4 nights in Makkah and 4 in Madinah.