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Medina as Non Muslim – Solo Travel in Saudi



Medina is the second holiest city in Islam after Mecca, and one of the most visited places in Saudi Arabia. As a non Muslim, it was unsure whether I could travel to the city center, reading conflicting reports beforehand. I decided to check for myself, and found that I was allowed to visit everywhere, except inside the main mosque, the Al Masjid an Nawabi.

Medina is known as the City of the Prophet, and considered the second holiest site in Islam after Mecca. This is where Islam’s main Prophet, Muhammad, lived and was eventually laid to rest. All able Muslims are supposed to make the journey to Medina and Mecca once in their life.

This is the third episode of a 6 part vlog style series about my journey through Saudi Arabia. For other episodes, please click here:

Episode 1 – One Day in Riyadh:

Episode 2 – Journey to the Edge of the World:

Episode 4 – Umluj Islands in the Red Sea:

Episode 5 – Camel Racing in Saudi Arabia:

Episode 6 – Jeddah City Tour:

For a view of Saudi Arabia from above:

Saudi Arabia has long been off limits to foreign tourists and travelers. Since a few months, however, it’s possible to visit the country on a tourist visa. I made use of this opportunity and traveled solo to Saudi Arabia for 2 weeks, including Riyadh, the Edge of the World, Medina, Al Ula, Umluj, Jeddah and the Red Sea coast.

Saudi Arabia is mostly known in the ‘Western world’ for its petroleum export, the birthplace of the religion of Islam, and unfortunately also poor human rights record. But as I discover there is much more to this massive country than first meets the eye. In these series I hope to give a glimpse into what was once an almost ‘forbidden place’ for independent travelers, and is now open for visitors from around the world.

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Note: I travel independently and take no money from sponsors. This journey through Saudi Arabia was paid for and organized entirely by myself.

Copyright of all footage: Hoffer Media

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41 Comments

  1. I would love to visit this place one day as a german "christian" who got interested in some islamic matters. It is refreshing to see faith so alive.

  2. Alladan habar. MEDINA halyk narod people jana jaye NURSULTAN Astana aeroporty KOIANDY sentr. PREZIDENT OOH Akzer Bekzatova OOH MEDINA ҚОЯНДЫ KOIANDY

  3. I miss Madinah.. I loved my time there. Allah akbar.. 🇧🇩🇧🇩🇬🇧🇬🇧☪️☪️☪️☪️☪️☪️☪️☪️☪️☝🏼☝🏼☝🏼❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  4. 77 Salvation is neither in a religion nor in the application of a holy book, but through the living rasul of your time and this rasul for your time, it is I who speak to you. And you, Muslim or Arab, today, October 29, 2020, I have given you a new salat. This Message is the new salat that God gives you for your Salvation and which should be your zakat for all of your parents and for all those you love.

    76 God is merciful and full of grace but know that He is also the terrible God of the great Judgment and if you die Muslims, you will have to suffer the terrible and merciless punishment for all the crimes committed in the name of Allah and the Quran. The terrible cup of blood in which Islam has made the inhabitants of the earth drink, it is in this cup that you will drink after your death if you die Muslims.

    #ProphetKacouPhilippe

  5. Sie spricht kein deutsch, ich dann auch nicht, kann ich noch, denke dann mit Luft— لم يكن لدي أي شيء مع كريمة ، لكن مع شخص آخر ينفجر إلى النشوة الجنسية بدون واقي ذكري ، خطأ إضافي في الانفصال ، لأنه يُنظر إليه على أنه زواج ، يمكن أن يكون قاتلاً ، يجب أن أجدنا ، بطريقة ما ، مرتان في حياتي حتى هزة الجماع بدون زواج ، 1ghöre أنت أيضًا ، لذلك لا أبقى في هام فقط أو أذهب إلى مكان ما ، أفضل ، كيف لا أذهب إلى المكان الخطأ ، إنه خطير لأنه مفصول مكانيًا ، لا أستطيع أن أقول بالضبط عن أقاربك أو مسجدك ، ربما أيضًا ابنة كريمة ، لماذا قلت ذلك ، يا للارتباك يا فالمان أنا ، أحيانًا أم ابنة تحمل نفس الاسم ، لذا لا يمكنني قول ذلك. في بعض الأحيان لم يعد يعمل بعد الآن ، كانت بروتستانتية ، اعتنقت الإسلام ، لا يمكنك ترك البروتستانت ، والبقاء في الإسلام ، أفضل ، إنها ترتدي الحجاب وتلتزم بالإسلام لأنني أعرف بالفعل ، لكن لا يمكنني قول ذلك بشكل مباشر أيضًا ، إذا صادفتنا أو نحن ، أطفال ، أيا كان ، هذا هو الحال ، لدي معاش تقاعدي قدره 150 يورو ، فأين أعيش؟ والانفصال عنه لا ، لأن مثل هذه الفواصل ليست مغازلة ، بل قاتلة بدون واقي ، والخروج غير ممكن ، ثم

    يقولون في هامبورغ ، إذا نسيت عاهرة أو واقي ذكري مجاني البطة الخطأ ، فأنا أعرف بالفعل ما حدث ، بعض الأشياء ، لكن ضع في اعتبارك ما لا يمكنك قوله هكذا … أرى بعض الأشياء ، أيضًا ، تغير الاسم أو ذلك ، لا يمكنك قول كل شيء ، يمكنها أيضًا الذهاب إلى ملجأ للنساء ، سيكون من الأفضل إذا تمسكت بالإسلام ، والإمام ، والخروج غير ممكن ، وأدرس الإسلام ، الكتاب الصوتي Islam 2010 Uni vechta note 3 ، cf. يوتيوب فابيان كنيبر إسلام ، إسلامي ، لا تعين لي مذهب ، لا يُسمح بالحشيش في لبنان في أربابيا … عرفت أتيلا ، أنصحها ضد فريكريش ، الاستقالة ممنوعة ، ثم يموت أحد ، لذا المسلمة المسلمة ليس لدي زواج في دين آخر غير الإسلام ، لذلك أنا أعيش مع يينغ يانغ ، لا أذهب فقط إلى أي مسجد ، سأتركه بالألمانية ، أو أتحقق من الألمانية ، وأتحدث به ، ثم لا ألمانية أيضًا ، أو تعدد الزوجات أو الهواء … وإلا سأكسر أيضًا … يمكنني أن آخذ مكانًا للعيش فيه ، وإلا أحصل على المال حتى أتقاعد من مونستر ، ويمكنني أيضًا الانتقال إلى بيلرين ، كما ستلاحظ ، هذا ما يحدث ، قد يكون من الصعب القيام بذلك …

    lm yakun ladaya 'ayu shay' mae karimat , lkn mae shakhs akhar yanfajir 'iilaa alnashwat aljinsiat bidun waqi dhikriin , khata 'iidafiun fi alainfisal , li'anah yunzr 'iilayh ealaa 'anah zuwwaj , ymkn 'an yakun qatlaan , yjb 'an 'ajidna , bitariqat ma , maratan fi hayati hataa hazat aljamae bidun zuaj , 1ghore 'ant aydana , ldhlk la 'abqaa fi ham faqat 'aw 'adhhab 'iilaa makan ma , 'afdal , kayf la 'adhhab 'iilaa almakan alkhata , 'iinah khatir li'anah mafsul mkanyana , la 'astatie 'an 'aqul baldbt ean 'aqaribik 'aw masjidik , rubama aydana aibnat karimat , limadha qult dhlk , ya lilairtibak ya falman 'ana , ahyanana 'am aibnat tahmil nfs alaism , lidha la yumkinuni qawl dhalik. fi bed al'ahyan lm yaeud yaemal baed alan , kanat brutstantyt , aietanaqat al'islam , la yumkinuk tarak albrutstant , walbaqa' fi al'islam , 'afdal , 'iinaha tartadi alhijab wataltazim bial'iislam li'anani 'aerif balfel , lkn la yumkinuni qawl dhlk bishakl mubashir aydana , 'iidha sadafatuna 'aw nahn , 'atfal , 'ayaan kan , hadha hu alhal , ladaya maeash taqaeudi qadaruh 150 ywrw , fa'ayn 'aeish? walainfisal eanh la , li'ana mithl hadhih alfawasil laysat mughazalatan , bal qatilat bidun waqiin , walkhuruj ghyr mmkn , thuma

    yaqulun fi hamburgh , 'iidha nasit eahiratan 'aw waqi dhikri majani albutat alkhata , fa'ana 'aerif balfel ma hadath , bed al'ashya' , lkn dae fi aietibarik ma la yumkinuk qawlah hkdha … 'araa bed al'ashya' , aydana , taghayar alaism 'aw dhlk , la yumkinuk qawl kula shay' , ymknha aydana aldhahab 'iilaa malja lilnisa' , sayakun min al'afdal 'iidha tamasakat bial'iislam , wal'iimam , walkhuruj ghyr mmkn , wa'udrus al'islam , alkitab alsawtiu Islam 2010 Uni vechta note 3 ، cf. yutiub fabian kanibir 'iislam , 'iislamiin , la tuein li mudhhab , la yusmh bialhashish fi lubnan fi 'arbabia … earafat 'atilaan , 'ansahaha dida frikrish , alaistiqalat mamnueatan , thuma yamut ahd , lidha almuslimat almuslimat lays ladaya zuaj fi din akhar ghayr al'iislam , ldhlk 'ana 'aeish mae yyngh yangh , la 'adhhab faqat 'iilaa 'ayi masjid , sa'atrakuh bial'almaniat , 'aw 'atahaqaq min al'almaniat , wa'atahadath bih , thuma la 'almaniat aydana , 'aw taeadud alzawajat 'aw alhawa' … wa'illa sa'aksir aydana … yumkinuni 'an akhudh mkanana lileaysh fih , wa'illaan 'ahsil ealaa almal hataa 'ataqaead min munstar , wayumkinni aydana alaintiqal 'iilaa bilrin , kama satulahiz , hdha ma yahduth , qad yakun min alsaeb alqiam bdhlk …

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  6. NEVER approach women unless it’s for a need!
    You can get seriously beaten up and even prosecuted if you tried to chat to a women.

    Narrated Al-Mughira:
    Sa`d bin Ubada said, "If I found a man with my wife, I would kill him with the sharp side of my sword." When the Prophet (ﷺ) heard that he said, "Do you wonder at Sa`d's sense of ghira? Verily, I have more sense of ghira than Sa`d, and Allah has more sense of ghira than I."

    حَدَّثَنَا مُوسَى، حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو عَوَانَةَ، حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ الْمَلِكِ، عَنْ وَرَّادٍ، كَاتِبِ الْمُغِيرَةِ عَنِ الْمُغِيرَةِ، قَالَ قَالَ سَعْدُ بْنُ عُبَادَةَ لَوْ رَأَيْتُ رَجُلاً مَعَ امْرَأَتِي لَضَرَبْتُهُ بِالسَّيْفِ غَيْرَ مُصْفَحٍ‏.‏ فَبَلَغَ ذَلِكَ النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم فَقَالَ ‏ "‏ أَتَعْجَبُونَ مِنْ غَيْرَةِ سَعْدٍ، لأَنَا أَغْيَرُ مِنْهُ، وَاللَّهُ أَغْيَرُ مِنِّي ‏"‏‏.‏

    Reference: Sahih al-Bukhari 6846
    In-book reference: Book 86, Hadith 69
    USC-MSA web (English) reference: Vol. 8, Book 82, Hadith 829

    https://sunnah.com/bukhari/86/69

  7. CRIMES OF ISLAM AGAINST WOMEN!

    1-Islam has demeaned, degraded, and subjugated women for eternity.

    2-Muhammad claimed in sura 4:34 that Allah prefers men over women because men have an advantage over women in knowledge, and reason, and also because men spend their money on women. ( but Muhammad forgot to mention that when he was a penniless young man, an old businesswoman, Khadija bint Khuwalid, hired him to work for her, and later married him. she paid all the household bills. which also means she supported him financially as long as she lived ).

    3-Muhammad further claimed in sura 4:34 that men are in charge to discipline women and keep them in check. In case any woman is suspected of being disobedient, the follower should give her a warning, stop sleeping with her and finally beat her. but if she starts obeying then he should beat her no more, which also means keep beating her until she obeys.

    4-Muhammad claimed in sura 2:282 that the two female witnesses are equal to one male witness in a sharia court.

    5-Muhammad claimed that daughter gets only half of son's share, sura 4:11/4:12/4:176

    6-Muhammad gave men the right to divorce their wives just by saying 3 times the words "I divorce you". while women have to file for khula, which is a kind of request for a divorce. the husband still has the ultimate right to accept or deny that request or khula.

    7-Muhammad allowed men to marry up to 4 women if they treat them equally, and divorce any of them or all of them at will with or without any reason, without any consequences, and marry new ones right away.

    8-Muhammad allowed his followers to maintain harems full of young women. the Harems included wives, concubines, girls captured in the battle, and slave girls, sura 4:03/4:24/33:50.

    8a- Muta and its wonderful benefits to mankind: Fearing to be outdone, outwitted, outsmarted, outgunned, outnumbered by Sunnis, my Shia brothers came out with the idea of temporary marriage called Muta, where everything is similar to misyar, but muta is easier than misyar.

    Under Muta, you can marry a girl for an hour, a day, a week, a month, a year or more. when you marry a girl for an hour and you walk out of the room after performing your duties as a husband, your marriage is automatically dissolved and no sin is committed by you. This was the only reason all most all the nawabs in British India converted to Shia.

    But the purpose of both, Misyar and Muta, was and still is to facilitate the lust of rich and powerful and to lure the general masses to join their death cult. There is no difference between prostitution, Muta and misyar?

    8b-the Shia govt. of Iran and Iraq are encouraging their citizens to marry baby-girls. it recently passed the law that says a man can marry a girl under the age of nine with the permission of her parents, but no permission is necessary if the girl is over the age of nine.

    8c- Fearing not to be out-numbered by Shia brothers, who allow their followers the benefits of muta, the Sunnis came out with the idea of misyar marriage, where you can temporarily marry any girl anywhere and as many girls as you can afford without any permanent responsibility.

    misyar marriage is automatically dissolved when the contract expires, but the husband can also dissolve misyar at any time. he does have to pay an agreed amount to his misyar wife at the time of signing the contract. she does not get anything else when misyar marriage is unilaterally dissolved by the husband. wife has no right to dissolve misyar.

    9-Muhammad himself set the example of harems. he had between 23 to 37 women in his harem depending which hadith you believe. Please read the book “ 23 years”, written by famous Iranian writer Ali Dashti.

    10-Muhammad allowed his followers to marry baby girls. Muhammad himself set the precedent by marrying a 6-year-old baby Ayesha and sleeping with her when she was only nine.

    11-Muhammad allowed his followers to buy and sell slaves, have sex with slave girls without any responsibility or commitment, and take female captives after the battle as booty and have sex with them, sell them in the market, or trade them with other soldiers.

    12-due to the demonic and discriminatory sharia law, women in Islamic countries are still being subjugated, abused, exploited, beaten, tortured, and killed.

    Zulfiqar Tareen, a friend of all, the enemy of none.

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  8. I am from Indonesia. I am very sad because my parents have postponed their Umrah departure for Mecca and Medina because of the Covid-19 pandemic. God willing, my parents will leave in 2021 And hopefully it will be given smooth and easy

  9. Oh allah send curse on clown prince Mohamed bin salman, and anybody who supports this khabees ruler. Allan send curse on him, and his family.

  10. Before I arrived in Makkah and Medina for my Umrah, I was anxious the minute I saw the Mosques I felt a boulder had been taken off my shoulder.

  11. MUHAMMADؐ is not the founder of ISLAM۔۔۔..ISLAM begin's in this Earth from the day when Hazrat Adam AS Was Sent Here…MUHAMMAD is the last messenger of ALLAH

  12. Making hijra as I watch this. Nothing can stop a Muslim, victory or Shaheed. Allahu akbar!!!! Covid? What Covid? It is only Allah who decides . Allahu akbar! Stef, you mentioned how you felt walking the streets of where the Last and Final Prophet (saw) walked. You have no idea my friend how much of an honor Allah bestowed upon you to experience that. And to give dawah to the entire world with your video. Allahu akbar!!! May Allah guide you and all of us to the straight path. Amin Amin Amin

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