ThePlace: Rumah Mountain and the Battle of Uhud in Madinah

Updated 16 October 2018
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ThePlace: Rumah Mountain and the Battle of Uhud in Madinah

MADINAH: Rumah Mountain and the Battle of Uhud in Madinah has many Islamic and historical monuments that embody the era in which the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and his companions lived on this land.
Rumah Mountain is one such site that is popular with visitors to Madinah. It is located near Mount Uhud, whose name is connected to the historic Battle of Uhud in the third Hijri year.
Historical sources say the army of the Quraysh tribe and its allies went to Madinah to kill Muslims and avenge those who died in the Battle of Badr, which took place in the second Hijri year.
Muslims confronted them, with the Prophet deploying archers on Rumah Mountain. He ordered the archers not to leave their posts unless he told them to.
When the attackers began to flee, the archers thought the battle was over and they had won. They came down the mountain, disregarding the Prophet’s order.
The commander of the attackers, Khalid bin Al-Walid, who had not yet converted to Islam, surprised the descending archers, killed them, then attacked the other Muslims.
More than 70 of the Prophet’s companions were killed, including his uncle Hamzah bin Abdul-Muttalib. They were buried at the battle site at the base of Rumat Mountain.
Muslims visit their graves to this day, as did the Prophet, and ascend the mountain to observe the battlefield.


Saudi border guards rescue French passenger from Red Sea cruise ship

Updated 19 April 2019
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Saudi border guards rescue French passenger from Red Sea cruise ship

JEDDAH: Saudi border guards rescued a French female tourist on Friday after she broke her leg on board a cruise ship in the Red Sea.
The 85-year-old was aboard the Costa Luminosa off the coast of south-west Saudi Arabia when the Maritime Rescue Coordination Center in Jeddah received an emergency call from the King Abdulaziz International Airport’s search and rescue center, saying the women needed emergency medical attention.The details of the message was passed to the Saudi Arabia Border Guards.
The border guard’s vessel Al-Lith was sent to meet the cruise ship near Al-Qahma, in the Kingdom’s south-western Asir region.
Lt Col. Misfer Bin Ghanam Al-Qarni, border guards spokesman, said the patient was transferred to Jazan, where she was then taken to Prince Mohammed Bin Nasser Hospital by ambulance.
The Costa Luminosa, which was traveling from Salalah in Oman toward Aqaba in Jordan, continued on its voyage.