After Mecca, Medina is the second holiest site in Islam. Medina is known in Arabic as al-Madina al-Munawarra (the Illuminated City). The Prophet built the first mosque at Medina and for Muslims this is the second holiest site in Islam.
The Holiest Shrines of Islam: Mecca and Medina by Asian Curator at The San Diego Museum of Art on Flickr. Opaque watercolour and gold on paper, Andhra Pradesh, India, ca. 1660.