Saudi Arabia Travel Diary pt.7 | Taif

by - Friday, October 13, 2017

Hi, guys! This diary will be more photography based because there's not much to say, but wherever is needed, I will talk about things. This night is still continuing from the day I went for Ziyaarat in Makkah. We did a lot on that day (and I love that). Our relative drove us to Taif. Taif is a place where the Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم went to call people towards Islam. Two places where the Prophet visited will be mentioned below. But before we got there, the journey that we took to Taif was just amazing. Subhan'Allah. Basically, we drove up a hill, and the view that we saw as we made the way up was so beautiful.

We then reached a point where we were able to stop the car on the side and look at the scenery. Subhan'Allah, it was mesmerising. I know I keep using the word beautiful, but it's hard to explain it in any other words. We came at a time where there was sunlight so we could see everything. But the position we were at allowed us to see sunrays through clouds, and that guys was so peaceful!

(The pictures below show you all what I mean)


(See what I mean. Masha'Allah. The beauty)

From there we went to a little Masjid where Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم prayed when he came to Taif. This was also the place where some Non-Muslims came and hurt the Prophet. So from there, Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم hid at a place, that is situated opposite the streets where the Masjid is. 

(The inside of the Masjid)


From this point onwards, there will definitely not be much reading to do. Just enjoy the pictures! After looking at the masjid, our next and final destination for the day was at Al Rudaf Park. This ain't no Spinney Hill or Abbey Park (in Leicester). This is a huge park, with various things available, such as watching the water fountain display, play, relax, pray, and eat. 

As you guys can see, we came just in time to see the remaining sunset, which was gorgeous! The different colours radiating, just made the atmosphere so much more content. When we arrived, besides looking at the park here and there, we head to pray namaaz. And I loved that. The fact that they have easily accessible facilities to pray namaaz, makes me appreciate it so much because although we have many Masjid's in Leicester, you won't really see a park with a facility to pray. And because we had somewhere to pray, it made spending time and relaxing at the park better because we didn't have to worry about missing namaaz.

(Prayer Area)

After praying, I went back to the water fountain area, because it wasn't long until the display was going to start. The park was just lovely, so spacious with so many lovely scenes. I'm pretty sure if you come before the sunset then you can enjoy more, because there may be more to do, but after the sunset, it's just a matter of sitting, relaxing, and looking. 


AND THE WATER FOUNTAIN DISPLAY BEGAN! (it's just like the one in Dubai. If you can get in in Dubai, why not in Makkah too)


When the display finished, I went for stroll around, because I saw some colourful rocky walls, and when I got to that area, I also saw colourful water fountains which looked so so pretty!


You don't realise how quick time goes by. It was so easy to just be there and enjoy. But we had to get back to the hotel, so that's where our day came to an end. Kind of. Read on!

On the way back to our hotel, we stopped on the side of a mountain, and saw this lovely road! Definitely, picture worthy, and if I came during sunset then I think the view would have been so much better because I would have been able to see the surroundings, not just the road. But this was super cool too!

And the last (for sure last) visit for the day was this Masjid. Masjid - e - Aisha. This is the Masjid, where the Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم told Aisha رضي الله عنها to enter in Ihram for Umrah. Hence why this marks a place for residents of Makkah to go to when they want to make the intention to perform Umrah and then return to Makkah to perform Umrah. 

I hope you all enjoyed the post! There are only two more diaries left; about time, right? Comment below any suggestions, whether it's a food place I should try, advice, or you guys want me to talk about something, just leave it below! And please don't forget to subscribe to my youtube channel!

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