Question: After performing the enjoined duty of Hajj, many women travel to Al-Madeenah Al-Munawwarah to visit Al-Masjid Al-Nabaweee (the Prophet’s Mosque in Madeenah) and the grave of the Messenger (peace be upon him). Is it obligatory for women to visit both Al-Masjid Al-Nabawee and the grave of the Messenger (peace be upon him), or to visit just one of them? Or it is not obligatory for them to visit either of them? Please advise us on this matter!
Answer: It is not obligatory for men or women to visit Al-Masjid Al-Nabawee. It is only Sunnah (a commendable act) to perform Salaah there and it is permissible to undertake a special journey to do so… read more here.