Another must visit place in Medina. It is located to the north of Masjid e Nabawi in a building known as Dawoodiah Centre . It is around 20 minutes walking distance from Roza e Rasool sallallahu alayhe wasallam. It has an amazing miniature model of the present day Masjid e Nabawi showing the exact no of pillars, the name of the important pillars as well as the location of the mimbr and the mehrab and the Riadh ul Jannah. It also displays what it is like inside the Green Dome, showing the walls, the lead underground barrier in the shape of a circle as well as the location of the Roza e Rasool, Abu Bakr and Umar (ra)
This centre also contains a beautifully detailed model of the battle of uhud and trench so absolutely amazing that you will feel like you are right there in the battle field. It also has models of the original design of the Masjid Nabawi as it was in the first year of hijra, after change of qibla and after the expansion. However these models are very simple clay models, unlike the beautifully detailed models in Darul Medina Museum. This museum is a MUST visit. It is an enlightening time travel experience!
Another important model was that of Jannatual Baqi. There was some models of the important Masajids as well.
Outside the Medina Media Gallery… aka Centre for Research and Studies in Al Medina
Chart showing the inside of the sacred chamber – the Roza e Rasool (s)
Another chart showing the out side grill and the location of the resting place of Prophet Muhammad s, Abu Bakr and Umar (r). In order to keep it different from the square shaped Kabah, Umar bin Abdul Aziz had a wall made around it with a triangle at the bottom side, so it does not stay in the shape of a square, resembling the Kaabah.
Miniature model of the current Masjid e Nabawi, showing the out grills of the sacred chamber, the room of Fatima to the left, the mimbar, the mehrab, and the pillars.