Journey of the Hijaz

Your Journey is coming to an end

The route of the Hijrah 

Well done for virtually travelling the second third of the hijrah! Now we move onto the final 134km stretch of your journey.  

The Prophet (PBUH) and Abu Bakr as-Siddiq (RA) at this point are coming into the final 2 days of their journey and they’re still being pursued by the Quraysh despite being so far from Makkah. 

Travel weary and with a 940m mountain coming up to climb between them and Quba, which is on the outskirts of Yathrib, the Prophet (PBUH)’s final couple of days of the Hijrah were eventful in comparison to the middle portion of the hijrah journey.  

map of The route of the Hijrah 
image of Jabal Warqan - A mountain of Paradise

Jabal Warqan - A mountain of Paradise 

Your journey picks up at Jabal Warqan, a mountain which the Prophet (PBUH) observed to be a mountain from Paradise placed on the Earth by Allah (SWT) and is the first of a few mountains in this section of the journey.

Image of Jabal Ayr - upon the Gates of Hell

Jabal Ayr - upon the Gates of Hell

 In comparison, the Prophet (PBUH)’s journey then skirted around Jabal Ayr, the second tallest mountain in the region after Uhud, a mountain which is described to be a mountain upon a Gate of Hell. The Prophet (PBUH) declared, “Uhud is a mountain which loves us and which we love, it is upon the Gate of Heaven” adding, “And Ayr is a place which hates us and which we hate, it is upon the Gate of Hell.”

image of Masjid Quba - the first mosque of Islam

Masjid Quba- the first mosque of Islam

The podcasts will then take you to when the Prophet (PBUH) entered the area of Madinah, where he spends 4 days resting in Quba, at the place where the first mosque of Islam was built.

image of Minbar of Masjid Nabawi

Minbar of Masjid Nabawi

The final stop of the Prophet’s Hijrah is where his camel stopped, which would become the site of his home, which is now a part of the mosque in Madinah. His camel stopped specifically where the Minbar (pulpit) now stands.

We wish you all the best with your final 134km journey and we look forward to keeping up to date with your journey on your page!