20 to the construction. Medina Train Station, which was the last stop of Hicaz Railway which started in the 16th century, was built by Sultan II. It is one of the monuments built by Abdülhamit in Medina.
Despite all the obstacles, approximately one thousand kilometers of 6 rails have been installed in several years with the financial contribution of Muslim communities. The challenging pilgrimage that started in Istanbul and lasted for about 2 months, both the 3-4 fell to the day and became more comfortable. The rails would extend to Mecca, but the first stage, the Medina, could be completed.
The last stop of the Hicaz Railway is the Medina Railway Station. It is one of the monuments built by Abdülhamit in Medina. The station building was built at the entrance to the city of Medina so that the spirit of our beloved Prophet (saas) was not disturbed, and the direction of the descendants was the direction of Ravza. Thus, those who descend from the train will first see the Prophet's (pbuh) sheriffs and salute him. In addition, the rails entering Medina are made of felt so that it does not make noise. Hejaz Railway Project Sultan II. It was Abdulhamid's greatest dream. The pilgrims to the holy land were made to facilitate the journey of the pilgrims on the desert roads for months and to allow pilgrims to commute to the pilgrims in a safer way.
In addition, ensuring the control of the Ottomans in these regions, facilitating the transportation of the soldiers going to the region and increasing the economic power of this region are priority targets. Priority was given to the 1900 km of Damascus-Medina of this road whose construction started in 1464 and whose total length is 1300 km. Workers and technical staff working in the construction of the Hejaz railway were selected only from Muslims. In addition, rail and similar materials were produced in Istanbul shipyards, and sleepers were made of trees in the Taurus and Amanos mountains. Our soldiers, who struggled with climatic conditions in deserted, barren, waterless and sandy deserts, also fought with the bandits who opposed the construction of the railway and tried to prevent them and gave many martyrs for this cause.
He reached Amman in 1903, Maan in 1904, Haifa in 1905, Medayin Salih in 1906 and Medina Station in 1908. II. When Abdulhamid Khan reached Medina, the railway line, he asked that the Messenger of Allah be felt on the rails so that his spirit would not be disturbed by noise.
The project was interrupted first with the dismissal of Sultan Abdülhamit. Then, withdrawing the rails, the ties with Istanbul were cut with the Ottoman retreat from the region. For this reason, Istanbul - Medina train services were made only for a few years.
The Hamidiye Mosque, which is named after the heavenly prayer Sultan Abdulhamit Han right next to the station, considering the prayer and resting of the passengers coming to the station, has been left idle for a long time even though it has been used until today. However, at the beginning of the 2000s it was converted into a museum with Turkey's interference.
The museum contains manuscripts of the Koran, works reflecting the history of Medina and objects from the time of the Prophet Muhammad. Among the works exhibited in the museum is Sa'd bin Ebi Vakkas bow, which is the best arrow in the companions.