Former Hijaz Railway station - Saudi Arabia | by Eric Lafforgue - The Hijaz Railway, conceived as a convenient route to the holy cities of Medina and Makkah for Muslim pilgrims from the Turkish Ottoman Empire, had a short but eventful existence in the early years of this century.
Nabi-e-Rahmat, SallAllahu Alaihi Wa'sallam said, 'Last night i witnessed a strange scene. I saw on person from my nation who was crossing the bridge (Sirat) by dragging himself and by crawling on his knees. Suddenly, the peace & blessings that he sent on me arrived and made him stand up straight on the bridge to the extent that he crossed the bridge walking.' (Al Mu'jamul Kabir, V25, P281-282, Hadis.39, Dar Ilya-ut-Turas-ul-'Arabi Beirut)
27/06/2016 Take a journey back in time on an authentic steam locomotive that still runs along the historical Hijaz Railway, dating back to the beginning of the century. Guests travel to Al Jiza, one of the many old Ottoman stations along the Hijaz Railway.