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10 Amazing & Unknown Facts About the Prophet’s Mosque

 

 

The Interior of the Prophet Muhammed(PBUH) Mosque, or Masjid Al Nabawi, is the heart of Holy Medina. The Holy Prophet (PBUH)’s Mosque, or Al-Masjid an-Nabawi, may be found in the Saudi city of Medina. Compared to Mecca’s Kaaba, it is Islam’s second most sacred site. Millions of Muslims make the pilgrimage to pray at the Prophet’s Mosque, which houses Mohammad’s tomb. The faithful are kneeling and praying to Allah. Cheap Umrah packages 2023 from the UK guarantee you the most memorable trip to Masjid Al Nabawi.

 

Al-Masjid an-Nabawi, also known as The Prophet’s Mosque in English, is where Holy Prophet (PBUH) was laid to rest. In 622 CE, the Holy Prophet (PBUH) aided in the construction of Al-Masjid an-Nabawi (1 AH). It is the second biggest Mosque in the world and the second holiest place in Islam, and it was the second Mosque Holy Prophet (PBUH) built in Medina.

 

Holy Prophet (PBUH) and his wife, Aisha bint Abu Bakr, resided in a house next to the Mosque. The term “Sacred Chamber” is used when talking about the Prophet’s home. It may be found at the Prophet’s Mosque’s southeast corner. The Holy Prophet (PBUH)t was laid to rest south of the Sacred Chamber when he passed away. His wife stayed in their old apartment north of the Sacred Chamber. Abu Bakr, Aisha’s father, was buried alongside Muhammad after his passing. Omar ibn Al-Khattab, the second caliph, was laid to rest next to Aisha’s father. Umayyad Caliph al-Walid I ordered the addition of the graves to the Mosque during his rule. A dome of green colour sits atop the cemetery.

 

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It was not until 1837 that the dome, which had been white since its construction in 1279 CE, was painted green and became known as the Green Dome. During their lifetimes, all practising Muslims should make every effort to do the Hajj (pilgrimage) to the Kaaba in Mecca. Most Hajj visitors also spend time in Medina, praying at the Holy Prophet (PBUH)’s Mosque and touring the Green Dome, which covers Holy Prophet (PBUH)’s tomb. Over 300,000 pilgrims flocked to the Prophet’s Mosque and the Tomb of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) on a single day during Hajj in 2016. Millions of Muslims from all over the world make the pilgrimage to Madina to pray at Masjid-e Nabawi. You can also visit Masjid-e Nabawi in Madina by Hajj 2023 packages UK.

 

For Muslims, one prayer offered at Al-Masjid an-Nabawi is equivalent to one thousand provided in any other mosque. According to Saudi Arabian Islamic scholar Shaikh ibn Uthaimin, offering even one mandatory prayer in Al-Masjid An-Nabawi is equal to providing one thousand more prayers elsewhere.

 

Medina is, like Mecca, one of Islam’s holiest cities. This has led to local officials banning all non-Muslims from accessing Nabawi Square. Here is where you’ll find Al-Masjid Al-Nabawi. The haram refers to the forbidden territory that non-Muslims cannot enter. On the other hand, non-Muslims are welcome to explore Medina’s neighbourhoods and other parts of the city.

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The Holy Prophet (PBUH)’s Mosque received electricity in 1909, making it the first building in the Arabian Peninsula to do so under the reign of Ottoman Sultan Abdul Hamid II. More than 2,000 chandeliers and 100,000 light bulbs now illuminate the inside of the Prophet’s Mosque, making it a sight to see. To ensure that all pilgrims hear the recitation and khutbas, the Masjid-e Nabawi is fitted with around a thousand speakers. The Fajr Azan (the call to dawn prayers) may be heard from as far as 10 kilometres (6.22 miles) away, thanks to the incredibly loud speakers atop the central tower.

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