I have received a comment from a brother, and through the link, visited his beautiful blog, “Words of Love”.
Following is the post about the Second holiest place of worship for Muslims, Masjid Al Nabawi in Madina from the Word of Love blog.
The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)’s Mosque in Madinah is the second most revered place of worship for Muslims around the world. Millions of Muslims visit the Mosque each year, to worship, to visit the Prophet’s grave, and to see the city that gave birth to Islam. This pilgrimage is not mandatory as is the one to Makkah, but nevertheless popular. It is important to remember, however, that a visit to the Prophet’s grave is not in any way to worship or revere him, but to commemorate his role as God’s messenger, and to remind Muslims of his mortality and humanity. (Read the wondeful post at.. Words of Love)