Prophet's Mosque (Masjid Al-Nabawi and Green Dome), Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah, Saudia Arabia

 

The Prophet's Mosque (Masjid Al-Nabawi)
Al-Madinah Al-Munawarah, Saudia Arabia
The Final Resting Place of the Messenger of Allah
(Mohammed - Peace Be Upon Him)

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Stamp of Holy Prophet Mohammed (PBUH)

Welcome to Virtual Tour of Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah, the place where faith has gathered and adhered, and which became the abode of the Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon him). Madinah, the sanctuary in which lies the second of the Two Holy Mosques.

A most gracious welcome, gleaming with the gift of culture; a recitation of a journey from the unknown that carries us into the light the illuminates the universe.

Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah holds a distinguished place in the hearts of all Muslims. It was the first capitol in Islam and from it, Islamic propagation was launched as well as the conquests to open the lands of the earth to Islam. At the heart of the city is the second of The Two Holy Mosques, The Prophet's Mosque, and the final resting place of the Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon him). The Prophet’s Mosque has been a distinguished symbol in the history of Islam and that of its legislation. Allah, the Almighty, commanded His Messenger (Peace be upon him) to establish his mosque in the location he precisely demarcated. The radiance of Islam advanced from it and spread to all directions of the earth. Oppression and tyranny were expulsed by its magnificent brilliance, along with the oppressors and their injustice.

Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah has been a centre of tradition and heritage since ancient times. This is especially in the fields of academics and sociological refinement and advancement. Many native scholars went forth from it to spread knowledge. At the same time, many scholars and students came to it from the east and west, from the ends of the earth, in search of knowledge, which they found in the lessons held in the Prophet's Mosque.

What emerged from Al-Madinah was one Islamic culture. Through the long centuries the residents of the city have inherited this and it is apparent in their demeanor and nature. What is of an age except what visitors to Al-Madinah have written about it and about what they found of the mild manner and sociable, noble conduct of the Madinan people.

Located in Madinah, is the Prophet's Mosque (Masjid Al Nabawi), the second most important mosque in Islam, after the Grand Mosque (Al-Haram), in Makkah Al-Mukarramah. It has a long and important history. The first Muslim community flourished in Madinah. The Muslims, who were persecuted in Makkah, by the Quraish tribe, emigrated to it. When the Prophet (Peace be upon him) himself emigrated to Madinah in 622 A.D., it became the capitol of the emerging Islamic state. Muslims from all over the world visit it, grasping the opportunity afforded them to offer prayers in it and to extend their salutations upon the Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon him), who is taking rest in the chamber in which he left us. The chamber was next to the mosque at that time, but has since been incorporated into the mosque with a subsequent expansion.

First, Islam spread all over the Arabian Peninsula and then, to the adjacent countries. Madinah remained the capitol of the Islamic state until the end of the era of the Raashidi Caliphate, in the year 661 A.D., (corresponding to the 40th year after the Hijrah {emigration}). The capitol of the Islamic State was then shifted to Damascus, with the move of the Ummayyad Caliphate.

In Madinah there are other important places of Islamically legal, historic and cultural significance, which have been painstakingly preserved, to visit. Among them are: Qubaa' Mosque, Qablatain Mosque, Baqi'a Al-Gharqad, and the Graves of the Martyrs of the Battle of Uhud, which is near Mount Uhud.

 

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Prophet's Mosque (Masjid Al-Nabawi)
Green Dome side

23rd April 2005 - 4.29 pm
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Prophet's Mosque (Masjid Al-Nabawi)
Bab Al-Salam side

23rd April 2005 - 4.35 pm
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Prophet's Mosque (Masjid Al-Nabawi)
Bab Al-Baqie side

23rd April 2005 - 4.35 pm
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Martyrs of Uhad and Mount Uhad
Three miles to the north of Madinah is the mountain about which the Mesenger of Allah said "Uhad is a mountain that loves us and we love it." The "Ghazwah Uhud" (war) took place here in the year 3 A.H. it is mustahabb to visit martyrs of Uhud, the mountain itself and its mosques on Thursday after the Fajr prayers. The grave of Hazrat Hamzah lies here, where one should offer salam. In this battle precious teeth of beloved Prophet(PBUH) also got hurt.

Mountain Uhad, West Side
22nd April 2005 - 7.13 pm
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Mountain Uhad, East Side
22nd April 2005 - 7.19 pm
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Mountain Uhad, Bowmen Hill
22nd April 2005 - 7.22 pm
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Masjid Quba
It is about two miles south-west from Masjid-an Nabawi. This is the very first mosque of the muslims. The Prophet Muhammad and his companions built it with their own hands. This is the first mosque in the history of Islam whose foundation stone was laid down by Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) himself on his migration to Madinah. To offer 2 rakaats of nafl in it is equal to one Umrah.

 

Masjid Qiblatain
It is situated to the north-west near the valley Aqiq. In this mosque, Allah directed Prophet Muhammad , who was in the middle of a salaat along with "sahaba karam", to turn his face from Islam's first qibla, "Bait-ul-Muqqadis", (Masjid Alaqs in Jerusalem) to "Ka'ba" in "Masjid al-Haram" in Makka. Consequently, this mosque is known as a mosque with two qiblas.

 

Masjid Fath / Masjid Ahzab
It is on the western corner of Jabl Sala'. When the unbelievers had united together in the Ghazwah Ahzab and attacked Madinah and the trench was dug, the Messenger of Allah made a supplication for three days. Allah granted the prayer and the muslims emerged victorious.

Masjid Quba
22nd April 2005 - 7.13 pm
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Masjid Qiblatain
22nd April 2005 - 7.19 pm
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Masjid Fath/Masjid Ahzab
22nd April 2005 - 7.22 pm
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