The journey was long and tedious, and most of us were already tired after our 8 hour flight. Luckily the night air was cool and I drifted in and out of sleep. We stopped for a break at a rest area, and was given a simple meal of rice and chicken. After a half hour break we were back on the move, arriving in Madinah around 1 am in the morning.
Early the next morning we were up again to pray at the Masjid Al Nabawi, also called the Prophet's pbuh) Mosque because this was where he died and was buried. It is one of the holy mosques in Islam and prayers here are supposed to give a person 1000 times the reward of prayers in an ordinary mosque.
Days in Madinah consists mainly of going to the mosque to pray five times a day, back to the hotel to rest and sometimes in the evening, walking around some of the shops. The city has Notchanged much - there are of course a lot more hotels than 5 years ago when I was here last.Basically though a lot of it is still the same. We stayed at the Mubarak Silver hotel which wasabout 500m from the mosque so it was easy for us.
On the second day we were taken to view some historic sites - Mount Uhud where one of theworst battles between the Quraish and