Is going to madinah and doing ziyarah obligatory after Hajj?: I would like to know is doing ziyarah of the prophets at madinah obligatory after Hajj?.

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I would like to know is doing ziyarah of the prophets at madinah obligatory after Hajj?.. I have heard a hadith which says...The prophet has said....jisme hajj ke bad meri ziyarat nahi ki usne mere pe zulm kiya... Please quote authentic hadith.

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Visit medina during hajj obligatory

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Going to Madinah or praying in the Prophet’s (saws) Mosque in Madinah is not a requirement or obligation or a rite of Hajj.  If one did all their Hajj rites as guided by Allah and His Messenger (saws) perfectly, and for any reason whatsoever was not able to, or chose not to go/visit the Prophet’s (saws) Mosque in Madinah, it would not effect their rewards for their Hajj in the least.

Visiting Madina or offering prayer at the Prophet’s (saws) Mosque in Madinah is not amongst the prescribed ‘manasiks’ (rites) of Hajj.

To the best of our knowledge, we have not come across any authentic hadith which states that visiting Madinah during the Hajj is obligatory, or that not visiting Madinah during Hajj would be injustice to the Prophet (saws). 

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