The first night daughter,her family, and I arrived at Madina, Saudi Arabia, we said our prayers at Masjid Nabawi, and then rested at a nearby hotel. This hotel was at a short walking distance from the Masjid. It was easy to get there to say our prayers on time.
The next day when daughter, and I got to the Masjid to say our Tahajud prayer (this is before the early morning (Fajr) prayer, it was raining cats, and dogs. Most women couldn’t get inside the mosque, so were forced to pray outside in the biting cold, wind, and rain.
Our plight was the same. My only worry was getting pneumonia, but couldn’t do anything to get inside. The inside was full to the brim with women. No space anywhere. The women praying area is a different one from the men area.
We returned to the hotel, all drenched, and shivering. we changed into dry clothes, and had breakfast. We had two, three hours rest before venturing out again. My daughter pushed my wheelchair through out our stay. May Allah Bless her with a long, happy life, and grant her peace here, and in the hereafter. Ameen.