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A city of western Saudi Arabia north of Mecca. The Mosque of the Prophet, containing Muhammad's tomb, is a holy site for Muslim pilgrims.


The old section of an Arab city in North Africa.

[Arabic madīna, city, from Aramaic mədintā, mədinā, jurisdiction, district, from dān, to judge, administer; see dyn in Semitic roots.]


(Human Geography) (sometimes capital) the ancient quarter of any of various North African cities. Compare kasbah
[C20: Arabic, literally: town]


(Placename) a city in W Saudi Arabia: the second most holy city of Islam (after Mecca), with the tomb of Mohammed; university (1960). Pop: 1 044 000 (2005 est). Arabic name: Al Madinah Ancient Arabic name: Yathrib


(məˈdi nə)

n., pl. -nas.
the old native residential district of a North African city.
[1905–10; < Arabic madīna city]


(məˈdi nə)

a city in W Saudi Arabia, where Muhammad was first accepted as the Prophet and where his tomb is located. 198,196.
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Noun1.medina - a city in western Saudi ArabiaMedina - a city in western Saudi Arabia; site of the tomb of Muhammad; the second most holy city of Islam
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia - an absolute monarchy occupying most of the Arabian Peninsula in southwest Asia; vast oil reserves dominate the economy
Hedjaz, Hejaz, Hijaz - a coastal region of the western Arabian Peninsula bordering on the Red Sea; includes both Mecca and Medina; formerly an independent kingdom until it united with Nejd to form the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
2.medina - the ancient quarter of many cities in northern Africamedina - the ancient quarter of many cities in northern Africa
quarter - a district of a city having some distinguishing character; "the Latin Quarter"
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Al-Madinah Al-Munawarah, Saudi Arabia, Jumada I 19, 1439, February 05, 2018, SPA -- The eleventh batch of the guests hosted by the Program of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, scheduled to perform Umrah and visit the two holy mosques, consisting of 200 Islamic worshippers, left this holy city of Al-Madinah Al-Munawarah, heading for Makkah to perform Umrah (minor Hajj).
In Dar Al-Madinah Museum, visitors and researchers can learn about the life of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), Islamic civilization and Madinah's urban culture.
Within the framework of the King's initiative for energy in Al-Madinah Al-Munawarah area as one of the components of the national transformation program for finding renewable and clean energy resources through exploiting sources of solar radiation orthogonal which characterizes Al-Madinah Al-Munawarah and considered one of the highest global rates which makes it suitable to build solar power plants that operate by thermal technology focus, add to its appropriateness to stations that operate by PV technology and the possibility of generating electricity from underground.
Local daily Al-Madinah has reported that work on 176 projects was delayed while work on four others has completely stopped.
Al-Madinah School had been put on special measures after Ofsted last year warned it was "in chaos".
The Government stepped in after a damning inspection report at Derby's Al-Madinah school last year condemned the quality of teaching, the curriculum, and branded the relationship between senior leaders "destructive and deteriorating".
Al-Madinah El Monawara, December 17 (BNA) -- Tazim Ul Quran Centre in Al-Madinah Al Monawara in collaboration with the Global Commission for Introducing the Messenger organises today the Third Scientific Forum of the greatness of the Holy Qur'an manifestations under the theme "Investing Quranic studies and Sunnah in elevating administrative sciences.
Schools Minister Lord Nash said the needs of pupils at the Al-Madinah School in Derby would be best served by bringing in a more experienced trust with the "skills and capability" required to deliver improvements.
Al-Madinah free school in Derby was branded "dysfunctional" by Ofsted in a damning report which criticised governors for failing to keep pupils safe and appreciate how poor pupils' experiences are.
Ofsted said the state-funded Al-Madinah Islamic school is the lowest possible grade across all areas of inspection.
Al-Madinah school in Derby, which has faced accusations of introducing strict religious practices, is liKely to be given the lowest rating, according to BBC News online.
Several employees at the Al-Madinah School in Derby have complained to their union about the new contracts for staff that also includes rules, like not taking non-halal food and wearing jewellery into the school, The Mirror reports.