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  • Why was Yathrib renamed Madina/Medina

    Just curious, anyone know and when did this happen.

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    Re: Why was Yathrib renamed Madina/Medina

    Salaam Alaikum

    Yathrib was its original name. However when the Prophet (peace be upon him) arrived its eager inhabitants changed the name to Madinah al-Munawwarah, which means (please correct if i am wrong) the 'light-filled-city'. i.e. the Messenger (peace be upon him) arrived and filled the city with light. Hope this helps.

    Was Salaam

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    • #3
      Re: Why was Yathrib renamed Madina/Medina

      Originally posted by mufakkir View Post
      Salaam Alaikum

      Yathrib was its original name. However when the Prophet (peace be upon him) arrived its eager inhabitants changed the name to Madinah al-Munawwarah, which means (please correct if i am wrong) the 'light-filled-city'. i.e. the Messenger (peace be upon him) arrived and filled the city with light. Hope this helps.

      Was Salaam
      That's great, so it was done at the time when the Prophet (PBUH) was around, and not years later?

      When did you learn this, just so I can go get more info?

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      • #4
        Re: Why was Yathrib renamed Madina/Medina

        :salams

        The word yathrib meant 'filthy' and 'impure' so the prophet renamed it when he migrated there.
        I heard this in The Seerah by Shaykh Yasir Qadri.
        Go onto youtube and you shud find most of the progrmamms on ther, very interesting and indepth MashAllah.
        Which is it, of the favours of your Lord, that ye deny?
        Surah Ar Rahman
        Joy and sorrow are the light and shade of life: without light and shade no picture is clear.
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          Re: Why was Yathrib renamed Madina/Medina

          Originally posted by mufakkir View Post
          Salaam Alaikum

          Yathrib was its original name. However when the Prophet (peace be upon him) arrived its eager inhabitants changed the name to Madinah al-Munawwarah, which means (please correct if i am wrong) the 'light-filled-city'. i.e. the Messenger (peace be upon him) arrived and filled the city with light. Hope this helps.

          Was Salaam
          Alhumdulillah

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          • #6
            Re: Why was Yathrib renamed Madina/Medina

            Originally posted by tanz View Post
            :salams

            The word yathrib meant 'filthy' and 'impure' so the prophet renamed it when he migrated there.
            I heard this in The Seerah by Shaykh Yasir Qadri.
            Go onto youtube and you shud find most of the progrmamms on ther, very interesting and indepth MashAllah.
            the Jahiliyya of that time was something else Subnhan'Allah

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            • #7
              Re: Why was Yathrib renamed Madina/Medina

              Some more interesting reading about Medinah taken from another site..

              The second holiest site in Islam is Medina (or Medinah), the "City of the Prophet," is in the Hejaz region of western Saudi Arabia. It was to Medina city that Prophet :saw: fled when he was initially driven out of Mecca, and the place where he attracted his first followers. Medina currently has a population of about 600,000 people and is the home of "The Prophet's Mosque."

              The long form of the Arabic name for Medina (Madinat Rasul Allah) means "City of the Prophet of Allah", while the short form (al-Madina) just means "the City". Muslims always add salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam (peace be upon him) after mentioning the Prophet Muhammad :saw:, so the full form of the name is commonly given as "Madinat Rasul Allah salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam."

              Medina is the second holy city of Islam, after Mecca. Its importance as a religious site derives from the presence there of the Masjid al Nabawi, the Mosque of the Prophet :saw:, which was built on the site of Muhammad's :saw: home and is where he is buried. The first mosque of Islam is also located in Medinah and is known as Masjid al-Quba, the Quba Mosque.

              In 622, Medina became the seat of Muhammad's growing movement after the Hijra. In 622 Muhammad :saw: was invited to come and live in Yathrib (the old name of Medina) and act as a sort of governor. Medina in those times was a divided city. Different clans and religions were eternally quarrelling and bickering and Muhammad :saw: brought unity to the city. All parties agreed to a pact drawn up by Muhammad :saw: and his followers. He invited all people in the city to follow the new religion of Islam. However, he had trouble convincing the Jewish population (which was actually quite large) that Islam was the true version of Judaism.

              In the ten years following the Hijra, Medina formed the base from which Muhammad :saw: attacked and was attacked and it was from here that he marched on Makkah, becoming its ruler without battle. Even when Islamic rule was established Medina remained for some years the most important city of Islam and the de facto capital of the Caliphate.

              Under the first four Caliphs, known as the Righteous Caliphs, the Islamic empire expanded rapidly and came to include centres of learning such as Jerusalem, Ctesiphon, and Damascus. After the death of Ali (RA), the fourth caliph, Mu'awiyya transferred the capital to Damascus and the importance of Medina dwindled and became of a religious more than a political nature.

              In 1924 the city, which had been in Ottoman hands for centuries, fell to Ibn Saud, whose empire later became Saudi Arabia.
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              • #8
                Re: Why was Yathrib renamed Madina/Medina

                the name of the city is not madina, but madinatu nabi

                city of the prophet

                every city is a madina

                just like we say, new york city, and those around there call it the city, but its name is nyc
                .لا نريد زعيما يخاف البيت الإبيض
                نريد زعيما يخاف الواحد الأحد
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                • #9
                  Re: Why was Yathrib renamed Madina/Medina

                  Originally posted by AbuMubarak View Post
                  the name of the city is not madina, but madinatu nabi

                  city of the prophet

                  every city is a madina

                  just like we say, new york city, and those around there call it the city, but its name is nyc
                  Correct.Madinah مدينة In Arabic means "city" ......"Yathrib" was called "Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah" or the "Lightened city" by the prophet PBUH after he migrated to it and started establishing the muslim community there , MashAllah.

                  "Madinatu-nnabi" is an adjective of the city , because it`s also the city of the prophet PBUH.However , it`s not the name the prophet gave to it.
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