Medina, Saudi Arabia’s Radiant City

Published September 27, 2013
Updated September 1, 2017

Medina Saudi Arabia

Loosely translating as “the radiant city” in Arabic, Saudi Arabia’s Medina formerly went by Yathrib but was renamed by the prophet Muhammed himself. Second only to Mecca in terms of religious importance, in addition to housing the world’s oldest mosque Medina also serves as Muhammed’s burying place.

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