Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah, virtual tours

…Taiba Civilization Gallery…

By In

…a new exhibition, chronicling the development of Madinatun Nabi from pre-Islamic times through to renderings projecting future projects, is now open to the public…the final presentation is waiting for the interactive audio component, as well as additional lighting effects and the completion of more models…but all the current displays are educational and fill the heart with awe for all that has contributed to what Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah is today…Insha’Allah visit Brother Noushad’s Flickr site for a more comprehensive selection of photos and a greater overview of the exhibition…Masha’Allah his talents are behind the majority of the art work…

…there are six models of the various early stages of Masjid Nabawi, along with diagrams and written details…

…maps and photos present the major battle fields clarifying their geographical relationship to Madinah…

…bringing alive the enormous distances travelled by our esteemed predecessors and the harsh reality of the sacrifices they made…

…how the various tribes were spread around Masjid Nabawi during the time of our Beloved Prophet SallAllahu alaihi wasallam comes alive through this large 3D model…

…each tribe is labelled…a little difficult to read, especially the ones further away, but Insha’Allah once the interactive lights are working it will become more viewer friendly…

…this same model includes the battle areas of Uhud and Khandaq…

…small green and red figures represent the positions of the two opposing armies…

…models for all the expansions made over the history of Masjid Nabawi will eventually be part of the display, meanwhile the details are documented with large posters…

…the plan of Madinah is documented according to each of the major eras…

…as well as a map outlining the locations of the Ghazwahs…

…with an accompanying table displaying which battles involved fighting along with details of those killed…

…an impressive panorama of the Ottoman era captivates the viewer…one seems to be immediately drawn into the city with the sensation of actually being part of it…

…the narrow winding alleys with the tightly clustered small homes abutting the Masjid…

…the protective wall that was guarded and entrances shut at night…the central open market area…with Masjid Sabaq and the four Musalla Masaajid clearly present…

…the army barracks and the railway station…even a train of pilgrims approaching! SubhanAllah!

…this is an excellent exhibition…for all…but especially for children to relate to the Seerah and our Islamic history… projects could be based on the displays (easier for those residing here), but also for all visiting with their family…

Hours: 9.30-2pm and 5-10pm, and during Ramadhan from approximately after 10 Juz of Taraweh is completed until 2am.,,,but maybe call to confirm…

…there is also a souvenir shop including gifts, CD’s posters of the various exhibits, books, wall hangings…and a seminar area where programs are presented to groups…

Aljazeera Commercial and Residential Complex, second floor, (above the Saudi Airlines office and the opposite side to Al-Baik food outlet)…entry is free…

Mobile: 0531096546

Telephone: 048292160 (under construction)


All good is from Allah Ta’ala whereas mistakes are from this humble speck. May Allah Ta’ala Bless all readers, bringing you all closer to Him and His Rasul SallAllahu alaihi wasallam.  May He accept our humble efforts and grant us the capacity to be good and do good. Ameen.


  • Irving Reply
    July 26, 2011 at 6:05 am

    Truly fascinating, my dear Sister 🙂 May Allah bless you for always being a light that guides the traveler to the best of destinations. Amin.

    Ya Haqq!

  • Suhail Reply
    July 26, 2011 at 11:10 am


    Thank you Maam for taking time to write.

  • Umm Mahmoud Reply
    July 26, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    Assalaamu aleikum
    Looks wonderful, I hope I get the chance to visit with my kids in sha Allah!

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  • almiskenah Reply
    July 26, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Assalamu alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu,
    SOOO looong since this space has been blessed with your presence dear Irving Darvish! And also sssoooo looong since I have been to your side of this cyberspace place..many excuses, but I do feel ashamed, forgive me…a lot of zooming around in real life leaving little time and energy for online life…may you and yours be forever blessed with favours and bounties from Allah Ta’ala’s great Treasury, Ameen.
    Dear Brother Suhail, all Praise is to Allah Ta’ala, Alhumdulillah. May He continue to bless such projects with Tawfiq and Barakah, Ameen.
    Yes, it is an inspiring place for little minds and hearts to learn so much of our history. I would be wonderful for the organizers to compile study packages for various ages. Maybe I will approach them with this idea…and keep renewing your intention 🙂
    Wassalamu alaikum

  • Afshan Khan Reply
    July 28, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Dear sister Noor
    Asalaam Alaikum. Jazakallah khairan for a wonderful post on the history of Madina. How i would love to see this exhibition. Inshallah i hope i will be blessed with the chance someday. Take care.


  • almiskenah Reply
    July 30, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Assalamu alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu,
    Dearest Sister Afshan, your presence not so long ago remains on my inner screen! So you may not have see this exhibition but Masha’Allah you were blessed to be in Madinatun Nabi with loved ones and saw both literally, and spiritually, the Mubarak places our Noble Nabi SallAllahu alaihi wasallam adorned and his Abode of Felicity, SubhanAllah.
    Wassalamu alaikum

  • noushad ali Reply
    July 31, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Masha Allah!
    thanks for this article !
    you wrote very nicely!!1

  • almiskenah Reply
    August 3, 2011 at 2:25 am

    Salam Brother Noushad…all thanks is to Allah Ta’ala for the gift he has bestowed upon you, Masha’Allah! May you continue to create impressions of our noble past and stun us with your photography 🙂 Ameen
    Wassalamu alaikum

  • sajid Reply
    November 2, 2012 at 1:08 pm


    where is this exhibition and is it still ongoing?



  • almiskenah Reply
    November 3, 2012 at 3:04 am

    Wa ‘alaikumus Salam, this is a permanent exhibition. Details in the post.
    Wassalamu alaikum

  • Ronan Stewart Reply
    November 23, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Dear Sir,

    May I use the illustration you have made of the battle of the Trench in my own account of the battle? thanks,

    Best Regards,

    Ronan Stewart

  • Nusaibah and Nuh Reply
    February 21, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    Assalamu alaikum,

    Thank you so much for posting all these photos. Both my son and I are extremely interested in the images you have posted. My son, Nuh [9 years] is currently trying to build a model of the prophets mosque and hoping to build a landscape of the whole area. We are in London, UK and hope one day to come a visit the prophets SAW mosque. If you are able to send us any more images of or details about the original construction of the prophets mosque, we would be so grateful. Jazakum Allhu khairan.

    • almiskenah Reply
      February 24, 2014 at 10:37 am

      Wa ‘alaikumus Salam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu,
      Dear Nusaibah and Nuh,
      Masha’Allah, always love to hear about children being in love with our rich and blessed heritage. May Nuh’s interest in all aspects of our Deen continue to grow and you are soon blessed with an invite to these sacred lands.
      From the literally thousands of photos posted over the past eight plus years are many of models and diagrams. I am trying to study these days, Insha’Allah once done I will try to send photos or links.
      JazakiLlahu khaira for sharing your activities.
      Wassalamu alaikum

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