Sister Writer and Muslim Woman, they do give residency to people who are of high ranking in the fields of Science and all that, but I'm not one of those people.
I know that by getting a job there I will be allowed to live there, but I don't have intentions of opening a business, too much of a headache. Getting a job is something I am considering if what I've said below doesn't turn out the way I want to.
I have applied to study there, so I am waiting to see how that goes. I have been asking Allah to grant me this wish, but he knows what's best after all. I don't think a person like me is deserving of any help, but I still have hope on Allah, it's only Allah who can help me and no one else. And they do give visas to students, the University of Madinah is full of 'outsiders'.
Sister Hafiza, the luxury is only for those who are Saudis and who benefit from the oil, the rest of them who have migrated there are mostly poor people and get nothing from the oil money, which in reality is only for the poor and not for the rich to become richer, it's all them who do any work, it is only now in recent years that Saudis must work a little bit, they usually just work in Jewelry stores or Perfume stores nothing hard.
Sister dqsunday, I hope Allah makes it possible for you to go there, the Haram is breathtaking. I loved it so much, but the city itself as a whole was not comparable to Madinah. But I loved being in the Haram, to pray there and know that once you finish the Salah the Ka'ba is going to be right in front of your eyes is just indescribable. I never got tired looking at it, it amazed me every time that I saw it, I miss it so much.
(How do you write that in English letters) Yes they are very welcoming and very humble people, whether it's someone poor or someone rich, I loved being around them. That's one of the reasons I want to live there, not only will I learn the Sunnah, I will practice it insha Allah. A person is like the environment in which he lives, I had never been around such well mannered and humble people as them, and I loved the environment, life revolves around Islam and around the Masjid. As soon as I left Makkah and Madinah and went back home, life became a rat race all over again as if I had never been away.
And thanks for all the replies and information.