15 Rare known facts on Masjid Nabawi-“The Prophet’s Mosque”

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15 Rare known facts on Masjid Nabawi-“The Prophet’s Mosque”

15 Quick Facts on Masjid Nabawi

Masjid Nabawi has always mesmerized me with its immense charm.I have collected these lesser known information on Masjid Nabawi so that next time you visit it, you feel its charm all the more.So let us  brush up our facts on Masjid Nabawi.

  1. Masjid Nabawi was the second mosque built in the history of Islam . It is the second-holiest site in Islam, after al-Masjid al-Haram in Mecca.

Raudhah of Masjid Nabawi

2.Do you know that there are fabricated stories about a body in the green dome of Masjid Nabawi ? Read the truth of the “Body in the green dome”

The Secret of the Green Dome of Masjid Nabawi

3.Masjid Nabawi is always open, regardless of date or time.Do you Know that Raudah Opens only for a short time for the ladies ?Check facts on Raudhah – Ladies Section-Here

My Visit to Raudhah-Masjid nabawi (ladies section)

prophet muhammad4.Do You Know that the Site of Masjid nabawi was chosen by the Camel of prophet Muhammad(pbuh)?The Location of the Mosque was chosen by Prophet Muhammad himself when he Rode on a camel called Qaswa . The land was owned by Sahal and Suhayl. The site was originally adjacent to Prophet Muhammad’s house; he settled there after his Hijra (emigration) to Medina in 622 CE. He shared in the heavy work of construction of Masjid Nabawi.[2]

5.Do You Know that Originally Masjid Nabawi was an open-air building made with only  palm trunks,beaten clay and palm leaves ? The mosque served as a community center, a court, and a religious school. There was a raised platform for the people who taught the Quran

  1. Masjid Nabawi was the first place in the Arabian Peninsula to be provided with electrical lights(year 1909)[1]madina

7.The mosque is under the control of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques. The mosque is located in what was traditionally the center of Medina, with many hotels and old markets nearby.

8.Do You Know that the Pulpit and mimbar of the Mosque are looked after by a rare group of people who are called “guardians of Prophet’s Mosque?Read their Curious story here.

A Curious tale of Aghas the Guardians of Masjid Nabawi

9.It is a major pilgrimage site. Many pilgrims who perform the Hajj go on to Medina to visit the mosque due to its connections to the life of Muhammad.

10.The mosque was built by Prophet Muhammad in 622 after his arrival in the city of Medina.[2] Riding on a camel called Qaswa he arrived at the place where this mosque was built. The land was owned by Sahal and Suhayl

11.There are two mihrabs in the mosque, one was built by prophet Muhammad and another was built by the third Rashidun caliph Uthman. The one built by the latter was larger than that of Muhammad’s and act as the functional mihrab, whereas Muhammad’s mihrab is a “commemorative” mihrab.[3]

12.Do you Know how to Identify Rawdah?Rawdah is floored with Green Carpet just to identify it, and the entire Mosque is floored with red carpet.

13.Do You Know that there is an Empty grave for Prophet Jesus?Rawdah holds the tomb of Muhammad and two of his companions and first Caliphs, Abu Bakr and Umar ibn al-Khattab. A fourth grave is reserved for Prophet Jesus, as it is believed that he will return and will be buried at the site. The site is covered by the Green Dome. The Green Dome was constructed in 1817 C.E. during the reign of Ottoman Sultan Mahmud IIand painted green in 1837 C.E.[4]

14.Do You Know that Prayers are never rejected in Riad ul Jannah ?In the heart of the mosque houses a very special but small area named Riad ul-Jannah (Gardens of Paradise). It extends from Muhammad’s tomb (Rawdah) to his pulpit (minbar). Pilgrims attempt to visit the confines of the area, for there is a tradition that supplications and prayers uttered here are never rejected

15.The Green Dome was constructed in 1817C.E. during the reign of Sultan Mahmud II. The dome was painted green in 1837 C.E. and came to be known as the “Green Dome”.

See the list of Ziyarat places in Madina- https://islamhashtag.com/ziyarat-places-madina/

Reference:

  1. The History of Electrical lights in the Arabian Peninsula
  2. Muhammad-The Biography of Prophet
  3. The Sira-Story of of Prophet
  4. Ariffin, Syed Ahmad Iskandar Syed (2005).Architectural Conservation in Islam : Case Study of the Prophet’s Mosque. Penerbit UTM. pp. 88–89,109. ISBN 978-983-52-0373-2.
  5. Petersen, Andrew (2002-03-11). Dictionary of Islamic Architecture. Routledge. p. 183. ISBN 978-0-203-20387-3.

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5 Comments

  1. As-salaam-alaikum, Thank you for sharing these very interesting points. I was curious to know if the grave of the Prophet (p) and the 2 companions (ra) can be accessed (even if they are closed to the general public).

  2. as salaam alaikum brother abdullah in the name of allah who is very beneficient and merciful and our prophet who is very merciful to us please call me at this number i need to speak one personal matter with you i live in nj usa 732 593 8456 0r call me 732 3185354 jazzakallah khair

  3. Aslm I am really greatfull for your article on the secrets in the prophets mosque. I have learnt so much and it has sparked some more excitement for my Umrah trip in February insha ALLAH. May Allah always inspire everyone involved and may he bless and protect everyone and their families. Ameen

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