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The rain draws impressive paintings on the blessed valley

The rain draws impressive paintings on the blessed valley

"The rain that fell on Al Madinah has created wonderful aesthetic paintings, drawn by cumulonimbus clouds raining on the blessed valley "Wadi Al-Aqeeq", which is one of the most famous valleys of Al Madinah in which rainwater is collected and floodwater flows. Eng. Hassan Taher, who is interested in the history of Al Madinah, said to "Al Arabiya.net": “Wadi Al-Aqeeq valley is one of the most famous and largest valleys of Al Madinah. It was named the Blessed Valley because the Prophet said (Tonight, a messenger came to me from my Lord and said: Pray in this blessed valley). The name of the valley was associated with the Prophet’s biography, which distinguished it from other valleys and gave it fame and prestige in the hearts of Muslims. He added: "The valley has passed through important historic stages and milestones. In the past ages, it was like an ever-flowing river to the point that it was called the Al Aqeeq River. Therefore, a whole civilization used to exist on its banks, where palaces, forts, and orchards were built. It flourished during the Prophet’s era, and reached its flourishing peak in the Umayyad era. The beauty of the valley and its picturesque nature inspired many poets to write poems such as: O Aqeeq, whose breeze is flooded with goodness and which the heart adores, you are the vanguard of humans. He went on: “The environmental rehabilitation and development work of Wadi Al Aqeeq is currently underway. It is worth mentioning that the Wadi Al Aqeeq project aims to transform the valley into an eco-friendly park that serves Al Madinah residents and visitors. The project also aims to restore the historic identity of the Blessed Valley, as per environmental development norms and convert it into a natural drain for rain and floods in Al Madinah, with an area of 220,822 square meters. The project consists of 13 views of the valley, one historical area, 28 picnic seatings, aesthetic barriers, and palm trees." It should be noted that the project includes the construction of pedestrian paths, bike lanes, green landscapes, family seatings, public services, and places for investments, as well as developing historical regions along the Valley banks, and highlighting its religious importance."