Al-Baidaa (The Desert) | Al-Matari said: “It is the place where the pilgrims direct themselves when departing from Thi Al-Hulaifa targeting west.
In the Hadith of Aisha about the revelation of the ayat (verse) of Tayammum (Ablution without water): “Once we were in Al-Baidaa, or That Al-Jaish.” It was narrated in the Hadith that people would invade the House (Ka’ba). Once they stay at Al-Baidaa, the Almighty Allah sends Gabriel (PBUH) to say: “O Baidaa exterminate them.” Ibn Omar was quoted as saying: “If the army is eliminated in Al-Baidaa, that is the sign that Al-Mahdi will come out.
Abu Huraira, God bless him, was quoted as saying: “An army will come from the Al-Sham (Syria) and enter Medina, to fight against the fighters and cut the bellies of women, saying about the pregnant women: kill the infants of evil. Once they arrive at Al-Baidaa from Thi Al-Hulaifa, they will be exterminated, so they cannot reach each other.
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Following Prophet Footprints is an application operated without the need for an internet connection to download all the holy sites the beloved’s foot treaded on, stated accurately on navigation maps, easy to arrive at and visit, and as mentioned in his biography (Seerah).
It aims to help pilgrims or visitors of Al-Medinah Al- Munawrah or those striving to know these sites to rethink/learn lessons while visualizing the image of Mekka Al-Mukarramah or Al- Medinah Al- Munawrah at the times of the beloved (pbuh).
It also precisely shows all sacred sites the beloved foot walked on either in Mekka or Al- Medinah or on his migration route or during his battles, particularly after most of these landmarks had obliterated due to the expansion of the Two Venerable Sanctuaries (Al-Haramein) or due to absolutism of modern construction on expense of these holy places or due to lack of interest to show them.