Thursday, March 4, 2010

Here we are!

BismIllah wa as salaamu alaykum wa Rahmat Allah wa Barakatuh.

We are a family of six who, by the Blessing and Mercy of Allah, moved to Madinah Munawwarah on October 19th, 2009. Here we are, 5 months later, finding our feet and just starting to get around a bit.

We struggled to find information on life here prior to coming. In fact, it was through a few blogs and some friends that we managed to get what limited information we had when we arrived. No question, it would have been a huge help and preparation if we had known more before coming. So, here it is...the blog on living in Madinah to assist anyone who is trying to find out more specific details. We had to find an apartment, we had to buy a vehicle, we had to seek out healthy foods, clothes, household items, etc. This has put us in a position to inform others of the reality of this blessed place.

If you have questions, please don't hesistate to ask and we will do our best to answer. I will say that we are not immigration specialists. We went through a messy procedure to get our visas and had to sweat and struggle at Jeddah airport to enter the country and transfer flights to get to Madinah. We do not know all the ins and outs of visit visas or how different companies do things, etc. However, if you want to know about housing, cost of living, what to expect, and other things pertaining to moving and living here, then ask away.


  1. assalamualakum sister, i can't beleive i found your wonderful blog, by the mercy of allah for sure. the last couple of days me and my family have been discussing movind to saudi arabia, but my dear sister i don't even know where to start finding out! so i start with you inshallah! what king of qualification would we need if any? to enter the country? how do we go about finding what kind of visa i need? and how long do they give you visa for?

  2. Wa alaykum as salaam wa Rahmat Allah wa Barakatuh.

    Subhaan Allah! I have been totally neglectful of this blog and I just happened to notice that you posted a comment! In fact, I think I must change my settings so I am notified of what happens here, LOL!

    Okay, what I will do is write a post to answer your questions about qualifications to get work here, etc. Give me this day to put it together inshaa'Allah, as I'm homeschooling and juggling a load of other things at the same time... typical!

  3. Assalaamu aleikum sister
    I just stumbled across your blog, and it looks very interesting. Jazaki Allahu khayran for sharing your experiences of life in Madinah for those of us who are just dreaming!

    Umm Mahmoud

  4. Wa alaykum as salaam wa Rahmat Allah wa Barakatuh Umm Mahmoud.

    What a blessing that you "stumbled" over here! I pray that you will find some benefit here and that it will not remain a dream for you, rather become a reality - ameen. Wa iyaaki ukhti, wa ahlan wa sahlan!

  5. Asalamu alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

    I'm very happy to find your useful blog.
    May Allah reward you with Paradise... Ameen

    I would like to consult with you.. if you could advise me where to start.
    I live with my husband and we have a child... we would like to migrate to Madinah and live in there in order to increase our iman and also to seek islamic knowledge. But what it is, we don't know if the givernment would let us in to the country for living or does they ask you for any high certificates or not? could you please give me some information on migrating to Madinah.

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  7. Asalamu. Alaikum wa rahmatullah wa Barakatuh

    My wife and I are planning on relocating to Madinah (from Jeddah) insha Allah in the next 2-3 months. Need advise about renting Villa within the Haram confines.


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