Significant Features of Prophet’s Mosque: - Masjid Al-Nabawi
In 622 Hazrat Mohammad (PBUH) migrated toward Madinah Al-Munawwarah as Allah Almighty directed Him. When He (PBUH) reached in Madinah Al-Munawwarah he stayed in the home of Hazrat Ayub Ansari (RA). Here in Madinah Al-Munawwarah He and His companion laid the foundation of Prophet’s Mosque; Masjid Al-Nabawi الْمَسْجِد النَّبَوي. This mosque played basic role in beginning. Initially it absolutely was simple square mosque having dimensions associated with 30×35 meters. In Era of Hazrat Umar Bin Khattab it absolutely was extended to division of 3575 sq meters. Different extension cords and refurbishments were made throughout the history. Now it truly is one associated with largest mosques in world having capacity associated with praying region for 1 trillion people. Numerous Muslims pay a visit to this lovely mosque annually for offering prayers from around the globe, for them it is the symbol of their emotional attachment with the Muhammad (PBUH). The original mosque was really easy, which had the roofing covering connected with straw, rooms with day branches, and also pillars connected with supportive tree trunks and also floor connected with bare mud. It`s appearance and interior are restructured many times during the last centuries undertake a room pertaining to maximum variety of lovers from the Prophet (PBUH) to offer prayers at a time. Here are some features about Masjid Al-Nabawi:-
1. Larger than old city
The existing mosque is a lot more than 100 times the length of the unique building. This means that the current mosque protects almost the full area of the old metropolis itself. This is evident from the fact that whereas Jannat Al-Baqi cemetery was for the outskirts from the city during the time of the Prophet (PBUH) it right now borders the precincts from the current mosque grounds.
2. Empty grave
There is an empty grave next to the grave of Hazrat Mohammad (PBUH), Hazrat Abu Bakar (RA) and Hazrat Umar (RA). It is being said that this empty grave is for Hazrat Isa (RA).
3. Riyad Al-Jannah
Riyadh ul Jannah (Backyard connected with Paradise) is a garden using dimensions connected with 15×22 feets adjecent to be able to Masjid at the nabvi. This garden is known as similar to be able to garden connected with paradise. In a Hadith it is said that:-
“Between my house and my pulpit lays a garden from the gardens of Paradise, and my pulpit is upon my fountain (Al-Kauthar).
4. Significance of offering Salah at Masjid Al-Nabawi
Hazrat Mohammad (PBUH) was used to say Masid E Nabvi “my mosque”. The person who offers Salah at Masjid Al-Nabawi gets special reward. It is said by Hazrat Mohammad (PBUH) that:-
“Do not prepare yourself for a journey to any mosque [with the intention to earn special reward of prayers] but the three mosques al-Masjid al-Haram, al-Masjid al-Aqsa, and my mosque.”
At another place it is said by Hazrat Mohammad (PBUH) that:-
“One prayer in my mosque is better than one thousand prayers in any other mosque excepting al-Masjid al-Haram.”
So these are some special features of Masjid Al-Nabawi: the prophet’s mosque”. May Allah make us able to visit Masjid Al-Nabawi (Amen)!