Inside look of Masjid_e-Nabvi (First Row View)
Another outside view of Masjid-e-Nabvi
surrounded by beautiful white marble and huge lighting towers
In Ramadan muslims are sitting
0utside Masjid-e-Nabvi before Aftar
Another picture of Aftar outside masjid-e-Nabvi
Stuff of aftar is provided free to all pilgrims
Lighting system is so impressive that no one feels when the sun sets and artificial lights replace it. Six big automatic umbrellas have been fixed in the court yard of masjid-e-Nabvi which have been opened in sun and rain. Its' air-conditioning system is most modern. Air conditioning plant is situated eight (8) kilometres away from "Masjid-e-Nabvi" and cold air is brought through a tunnel which keeps whole the mosque cool. The whole city of old Madina has now come in the covered area of Masjid-e-Nabvi. Graveyard "Jannat-ul-Baqqi"which was thought out side the city, now looks just out side "Masjid" .This vast extension provides thousands of faithful to offer prayer in one time. "Masjid-e-Nabvi" also has an upper level and a roof which have doubled its capacity.
Outside look of Masjid-e-Nabvi .Lighting towers minerates
and green domeof prophetssallallaho allihi wasalam are visible
view of six umberellas in the courtyard of Masjid-e-Nabvi
4 . In Masjid-e-Nabvi the entrance gates of male and female are separate. Generally females enter in the mosque through "Bab-un-Nisa". Baqqi Gate is the gate where the "Rodha-e-Prophet" sallalla ho allihi wasalam" is situated. Ladies use "Bab-e-Jibrael", next to "Bab-e-Baqqi" for presenting their Salaam to Prophet Muhammad sallalla ho allihi wasalam only in specific times every day .one hour time in the morning after salat-ul-fajir and one hour time in the evening after salt-ul-asar is given to ladies to say their salam to prophet sallalla ho allihi wasalam through jibrael gate. Except these two timings men can use this gate too. This arrangement is not permanent. Sometimes in rush days ladies are allowed to come to Rodh-e-Rasool from NISA GATE.
6 . According to another saying
of Prophet sallalla ho allihi wasalam "Almighty Allah blesses fifty
thousand more benefits of a salat offered in masjid-e-nabvi in comparison
to a salat offered any other place or mosque in the rest of the world."
First row (saf) of masjid-e-nabvi
Map and doors location of Masjid-e-nabvi sallallaho allihi wasalam
|AN ACADEMIC PARA
King Fahd's Expansion of
The Prophet's Mosque in Madinah
Majid-e-Nabvi sallalla ho allaihiwasalam
The expansion and development plans formulated by King Fahd for the Prophet's Mosque in the Holy City of Madinah were as ambitious as those for the Holy Mosque in Makkah.
Work on the Prophet's Mosque in Madinah was launched by King Fahd in 1985 (1405/06 AH) and the Mosque can now accommodate in excess of one million worshippers at the busiest times
A unique feature of the expansion project was the development of the 27 main plazas. Each plaza is now capped by a state-of-the-art sliding dome, which can be rapidly opened or closed according to the weather and can be used in unison or separately as required. Elaborately carved stone friezes decorate the domes, and the plazas have been paved in decorative geometrically patterned marble tiles. The project also necessitated the building of six additional minarets, each 105 meter construction crowned with a 4 ton gold plated crescent.
The development of the surrounding open areas and the seven newly constructed entrances ensure the smooth passage of pilgrims into the Prophet's Mosque. Indeed, the designers of the entire project have masterfully considered every eventuality of the existing and future capacity of the Mosque, and all this within the constraints of the existing architectural pattern. The building extensions have therefore been fitted out with a suitable number of staircases and escalators. The designers have added an extension to the roof area for praying purposes, whilst also allowing for the possibility of adding another floor to accommodate worshippers in the future.
Like the splendidly redeveloped Holy Mosque
in the Holy City of Makkah, the Prophet's Mosque is now fully air-conditioned. The comfort of worshippers has been further enhanced, however,
by the unique and ingeniously conceived shading system. Twelve enormous mechanically operated Teflon
umbrellas, six in each court of the Mosque, have been developed by King Fahd's architects to protect pilgrims and help them
withstand the high temperatures.
The Prophet's Mosque project also includes provision of extensive car parking facilities and the construction of a new dual carriageway, the Bab Alsalam Road, linking Madinat Alhujaj on the western side of the Holy City of Madinah to the site of the Mosque. A labyrinth of service tunnels, drainage systems and supply networks also now criss-crosses the area. In fact, the magnitude of support services made it necessary to construct a vast basement complex in which to accommodate the service equipment and wiring needs, as well as various other maintenance works.
The reconstructed main gate leading into the
Mosque site, the new King Fahd entrance, is situated on the northern side,
and is topped with a profusion of domes and minarets on both sides. The exquisite
decorations and architectural touches here and elsewhere are in complete
harmony with earlier building work on the site, and they feature wonderfully
crafted golden grilles, cornices, pillars, brass doors and marble works,
as well as special ornately carved pigeon holes for the Holy Qur’an.