Between the inhabitants of Mecca and Medina

The distance between Makkah and Madinah is estimated at about 400 kilometers, which people pass in 4 hours by small cars, and by buses in 6 hours, and after driving the Haramain Express train, the distance was reduced to only two hours.

But away from the spatial distances, the spiritual distances come together between the inhabitants of both holy cities, and their efforts are combined in service of the Two Holy Mosques, pilgrims, pilgrims and visitors with love and sincerity, to the aspirations of the wise leadership in Saudi Arabia, which gives the service of the pilgrims with full attention, to perform their rituals with ease and ease.

This competition between the inhabitants yielded some pleasant quarrels, and created many beautiful stories, in spite of the fact that some inhabitants of Mecca tried to make it more valuable and better than Medina! On the contrary, you will find that many residents of Thebes think it is the best place in the world!

What is surprising is that both groups have evidence from the Qur’an and Sunnah that strengthens their opinions, supports their words and gives them comfort for what they are inclined to do in the love of Umm al-Qura or the goodness of goodness.

Apart from that we can follow the verses of the Noble Qur’an, the hadiths of the Prophet’s Sunnah and the stories of the Prophet’s biography which confirm that they are two eyes in a head, for each city of them is by a Prophet called by the prophets, may blessings and peace be with them. ).

And Medina the prophet, may God’s prayers and peace be with him, prayed for it and said in the hadith told by the companion Abu Huraira, may God be pleased with him: And Ibrahim asked you for the people of Mecca, and I ask you for the people of Medina, as Ibrahim asked you for the people of Mecca, and the same with him) Narrated by Al-Nasa’i.

And not only that, the cities of holiness are equally blessed partners in the building of Islamic civilization. In Makkah Al-Mukarramah, God’s message to all people was revealed to the Prophet – may God’s prayers and peace be with him – then he the age of 40, to live in his reefs for 13 years during the period of the prophetic mission that made him, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him Live 53 years old in Mecca.

And to Medina, the prophet, may God’s prayers and peace with him migrate to complete the construction of the Islamic civilization through the divine revelation that a large part of it was revealed to him in Mecca, so it said in the Holy Quran became the Meccan surahs God bless him – the last 10 years of his life.

And he did not meet his Lord, peace and blessings upon him, until he conveyed the divine message, fulfilled the trust, gave advice to the nation, and fought for God’s sake as he sought, as God Almighty said. (Today I have perfected your religion for you, and I have perfected for you the blessings of the table for you).

Although they are partners in merit and prestige, in the dwelling of the prophet, may God give him blessing and peace, in the two stages of mission and migration, in the Mecca and Medina Koran Surahs, and in the stages of conveying the message to all people, and in forming the community of honorable Companions, may God be pleased with them, of immigrants and supporters, some of the inhabitants of these two The two holy cities are still blinded by love, and the love of preference is misplaced! Far from home! When they, without insight, and without consciousness, seek to prefer Mecca over Medina, or vice versa.

It is better to suffice by saying that these are two holy cities that God has given a special place among the cities of the world, and distinguished them with unique characteristics from all parts of the universe, and there is no advantage for one of them over the other, and if the preference between them were important, God Almighty would have made it clear to us in the Holy Quran or the Prophetic hadiths.

Do not kill our madness, which is better? Every city has its holiness, virtue and place in the Islamic heritage, and in the hearts of Muslims around the world at every time and place, until the Hour of Judgment.

The competition between them also turned to some pilgrims and pilgrims, as many of them say that some of the people of Mecca are more strict and rude !! Unlike some of the people of the city who have the grace in dealing with the guests of the Most Merciful.

This can be justified by describing the atmosphere in which the pilgrim lives in Makkah Al-Mukarramah by walking long distances in the holy places in high traffic, and other geographical problems he often does not find in the flat Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah . He spends the longest time in Mecca.

The two holy cities also share a sense of spirituality, comfort and tranquility. Whoever visited the Holy House, surrounded the Kaaba, searched between Safa and Marwa, prayed behind the sanctuary and in the courtyards of the Great Mosque sat will feel unparalleled comfort.

Whoever visited Madinah and walked with humble steps towards the Noble Prophet’s Mosque and prayed reassuring rak’ahs in it, then went and spent a time of faith in the honorable nursery school, and greeted the Prophet – may God his prayers and peace be upon him – and his two companions, may God be pleased with them both, he will feel an unparalleled spirituality.

The competitions between the inhabitants of Medina and Makkah Al-Mukarramah have several beautiful stories, in which they compete from ancient times to serve the guests of the Most Merciful, and they are united by the love of the two holy cities, and the love of the spirituality of life in them forever.

But maybe love for some of them can increase, so they strive to choose one city over another !! It is illogical in the holy cities in which God Almighty and His Prophet Muhammad, may God’s prayers and peace be with them, have divided everything between them, and we must love them as they follow the leadership of Islamic Sharia.

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