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Virtues of Madinah

It is not obligatory for a person to go to Madinah when they go for Hajj or Umrah, however, it is highly recommended and there are many virtues of going to Madinah.

The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said:

“One prayer in my mosque is better than one thousand prayers elsewhere, except al-Masjid al-Haraam, and one prayer in al-Masjid al-Haraam is better than one hundred thousand prayers elsewhere.” 

Ahmad, Ibn Majah

The Prophet ﷺ:

“No journey should be made to visit mosques except for three: this mosque of mine (Masjid Nabawi in Madinah), al-Masjid al-Haraam (Makkah) and al-Masjid al-Aqsa (in al-Quds/Jerusalem)”

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