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The Mosque of the Prophet

Medina (Arabic: المدينة المنورة, Al Madinah al Munawwarah) is a city in western Saudi-Arabia, located 320 kilometers north of Mecca. The population of Medina in 2006 was 1.3 million. Muhammad is considered by Muslims as a prophet and messenger of Allah, he died here. In pre-Islamic times the city was known as Yathrib.

It is the second holiest city of the Islam. The holy city of Mecca, where the Kaaba is located is the holiest city of the Islam. Jerusalem is the third holiest city of the Islam, followed by Damascus.

In Medina is the Mosque of the Prophet located, where Muhammed died.