Palace of Urwa bin Zubair (رضي الله عنه)
Palace of Urwah is a tourist attraction holding historical significance. It is located in the way from Madinah to Dhul Khulaifah (Abyar Ali) around 3.5 kilometer of Masjid al Nnabawi.
As per historians, Rasoolullahi صلى الله عليه و سلمgifted a piece of land to Bilal bin Harith رضي الله عنهto do cultivation. Later during khilafah of Ameerul Muemineen Umar bin Khatab رضي الله عنه, he summoned Bilal and told him to cultivate in that land what he could and the rest shall be distributed to other people. Accordingly, portion of that land which Bilal could not develop was sold to Khawwat bin Jubair al Ansari رضي الله عنه.
Later in 41 hijri Urwah رضي الله عنهpurchased piece of that land from Khawwat رضي الله عنه. He cultivated in it, dug a well and constructed a big house in it. The house is still intact after almost fourteen centuries passed.
Urwah رضي الله عنهis son of Zubair bin Awwam and Asmaa binth Aboobacker رضي الله عنهم اجمعين. He used to learn from his Aunt, Ummul Muemineen Ayshah al Ssiddiqah رضي الله عنهاteachings of our beloved Rasoolullahi صلى الله عليه و سلم.
Once Urwah رضي الله عنه invited Ayshah رضي الله عنهاto this house and arranged a feast with some fine quality bread. Aysha رضي الله عنهاwept seeing it and told that, during her life with the leader of all creatures Rasoolullahi صلى الله عليه و سلم, she never tasted such quality bread. Subhana Allah…
What a simple life you led oh Rasoolullah! Mountains were ready to present to You by transforming themselves as gold but You refused and opted a super simple lifestyle! Allahumma Salli wa Sallim wa Barik Alika ya Sayyidee ya Qurratha Ainee ya Rasoolullah (اللهم صل و سلم و بارك عليك يا سيدي يا قرة عيني يا رسول الله).