Got the Best Umrah Package? Visit the Weeping Pillar in Medina

June 17, 2024

When Muslims come to the holiest city of Mecca to perform the sacred journey with the Best Umrah Package, they also visit the city of their beloved Prophet (PBUH). In Medina, there is the second holiest Mosque of Islam – Masjid an-Nabawi. In this blog, we’ll talk about the interesting and significant pillars of the Prophet’s Mosque. We’ll also let you know about a tour operator from where you can get the best tour packages.

Weeping Pillar in Medina: A Sacred Encounter

According to Sahih Bukhari (Book 30), our beloved Prophet (PBUH) said, “I have Medina a sanctuary between its two Mountains". For many of us, visiting Medina during Umrah is a deeply cherished part of the journey. Being the home of the Prophet’s Mosque, the sacred city holds immense significance in Islam. Within this magnificent mosque lies a special pillar called the ‘Weeping Pillar’ or ‘Ustuwanah al-Hannana’.

If you are performing Umrah from Karimganj or any other place on the earth, visit this Weeping Pillar which has another name – ‘Perfumed Pillar’. Thinking where you can find it inside the vast Mosque?  If you look at the backside of the Prophet’s (PBUH) Mihrab, you can spot Ustuwanah al-Hannana. 

It is said that the Prophet (PBUH) used to lean against this pillar for support while delivering sermons or during prayer. On that exact place, there was a palm trunk to support Him but when it was replaced with a pulpit, it is said that the trunk wept in longing. 

Major Pillars in Masjid Nabawi

Within the Al-Rawdah Al-Sharifah, you can find six pillars that talk about different incidents of Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) life. Outside this area, there are two more major pillars inside this Mosque.  

  • Pillar of Aisha: This pillar is named after the Prophet’s (PBUH) wife Aisha. As per sayings, the Prophet used to offer prayer at this place first. Later he moved to the Weeping Pillar. The Pillar of Aisha is also called ‘Ustuwaanah Aisha’. 
  • Pillar of Repentance: Coming to Medina with the premium Umrah package? Then do visit the Pillar of Repentance. This place marks the spot where the Prophet’s (PBUH) companion waited for Allah’s (SWT) revelation regarding one of the repentances of his sin. This pillar has another name - Ustuwanah al-Tawbah. 
  • Pillar of Guard: This pillar was constructed where the Prophet’s Son-in-law Ali ibn Abi Talib, would wait for the Prophet (PBUH) and used to guard him. This is also called Ustuwanah Ali ibn Ali Talib.
  • Pillar of Gabriel: This Pillar stands tall inside the tomb of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in symmetry of the Pillar of Delegations. This pillar cannot be seen from the outside. It is believed that when angel Gabriel (Jibreel) used to visit the Prophet (PBUH) with Allah’s (SWT) revelation, he used to sit in that exact place. 

When we talk about the significance of the places, we don’t highlight the pillar, we emphasize the events that took place in those places. 

Visiting the Weeping Pillar 

There are no specific rituals associated with visiting the Weeping Pillar. It's one such sacred place of Islam where a pilgrim finds an immense spiritual connection.  Here are some things to keep in mind when visiting the place-

  1. Respect and Decorum:  Maintain a respectful and prayerful attitude when visiting the pillar. 
  2. Making Dua: Offer Dua to Allah (SWT) as you stand near the pillar. Also, remember the beloved Prophet (PBUH). 

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Perform Umrah and Cleanse the Soul

Umrah allows a person to choose a time that best suits them as it isn’t bound to an exact period. During this pilgrimage, you’ll perform rituals seeking Allah’s (SWT) mercy. Just think of the flow of blessings when you circle the Holy Kaaba, the peace that will cover all the past sins when you walk between the hills of Safa and Marwa, following the footsteps of Hagar (RA).  

Going On the Journey with the Best Package 

Adeeba Tour and Travels understands the importance of performing this Sunnah in the life of a Muslim. We know that it is not merely an escape to the holy cities; but rather a spiritual experience that requires careful planning and guidance. That’s why we offer packages that are specially designed to make your journey fulfilling and comfortable. 

Not getting the best Umrah Package in India? Why don’t you dial Adeeba Tour and Travels? It’s a place where you can get luxury and affordable - every type of package. These packages take care of every aspect of a pilgrim’s journey. From your Visa application, flight ticket booking, and finding comfortable accommodation near the Haram, to ensure smooth transportation, we’ll be there with you until you land safely in your city. 

Not only the Umrah tours but we also organize Hajj and Ziyarat tours at an affordable price. Even Adeeba Tour and Travels conducts the Nikkah ceremony in the sacred lands of Mecca and Medina. Can’t believe it? Visit our site or call us to assure yourself. 

Conclusion 

Visiting the Weeping Pillar is an opportunity to connect with the history of Islam. It also opens the door to revisit the time of the Prophet (PBUH). Let this be a moment for quiet reflection and remembrance of Allah (SWT). Remember, the most important part of visiting the site is the sincerity or Niyyah of your Heart.

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