MASJID-E- NABVI (Sallallah-o-Allaih-e-Wassallam)...

Inside look of Masjid_e-Nabvi (First Row View)

Outside View of Masjid-e-Nabvi
Out side view of Masjid-e- Nabvi
1 .  In the last stage of the journey (Migration), when Prophet (S. A. W.) left Quba (few Kilometres from Madina) " his Camel stopped walking and sat down in a open area of"Bani-Bukhar". According to Prophet sallalla ho allihi wasalam, it is our last destination and this is Almighty Allah's will. It was the the land of two orphans- Sohail and Sahal. These two orphans did not want any cost of this land. They said, "we shall
A Beautiful View
Beautiful heart catching inner view of masjid-e-nabvi
Beautiful heart catching inner view of masjid-e-nabvi
 take reward of it on the Day of Judgement" .They wanted to give their land voluntarily to beloved Prophet sallalla ho allihi wasalam,but kind hearted Muhammad sallalla ho allihi wasalam estimated its' cost which was paid by Syedna Abu Bakar Siddiq (RA) from his own pocket. It was the place where the Mosque of Prophet (S. A. W.) was decided to built.

Masjid Nabvi (Prophet (P.B.U.H.) Mosque
Another outside view of Masjid-e-Nabvi
surrounded by beautiful white marble and huge lighting towers

2 .  In early stage it was only a piece of land where there were some graves of polytheist  (Mushrakeen) and on the other side there were some trees of dates. And some part of the land was full with rain water. In first instance all the trees were rooted out and a mosque was built which roof was very short and can be touched just raising a hand up. After this initial stage, it was constructed with mud which was brought from the place where today the grave yard of Madina (Janat-ul-Baqqi) is situated. During this construction not only the companions but Prophet Muhammad sallalla ho allihi wasalam, him self worked practically. Prophet sallalla ho allihi wasalam brought bricks and helped his companions to build this spiritual mosque.

Inside View of Masjid-e-Nabvi People are beginning to gather to break their Fast In Phophet's (P.B.U.H.) Mosque {In the Courtyard}
In Ramadan muslims are sitting
     0utside Masjid-e-Nabvi before Afta
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Another picture of Aftar outside masjid-e-Nabvi
Stuff of aftar is provided free to all pilgrims

3 .  Today's "Masjid-e-Nabvi"is the model of unique construction. Big beautiful halls, modernly constructed domes, high minarets, sliding roofs, big umbrellas and beautifully designed pillars and artistic ceilings are really incredible.

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.

Faithfuls are offering Prayer
Beautiful inside look of Masjid-e-Nabvi where faithful are offering salat---PRAYER

Escalators and lifts have been installed for pilgrims. Outside in the radius the mosque, a beautiful white marbled area has been left open which provides extra room for pilgrims to pray salat. Beautiful electric towers are pitched outside the radius of masjid-enabvi and over them powerful search lights have been fixed which make its' surrounding very bright in the night. Around the mosque separate gents and ladies underground bath rooms are built where stairs and escalator facilities are available.

electric towers arond masjid-e-nabvi
Outside look of Masjid-e-Nabvi .Lighting towers minerates
and green domeof prophetssallallaho allihi wasalam are visible

Umbrellas in Courtyard of Masjid-e-Nabvi
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.

Baqqi Gate and Gibrael (A.H.) Gates are visible
Green dome of prophet Muhammad sallalla ho allihi wasalm and the main entrance BAQQI GATE

Baqi Gate is visible (First Lightened Gate Below Domb from Left) Prophet's Mosque. P.B.U.H.
In night the mosque of prophet sallalla ho allihi wasalam looks so beautiful

 Ladies are allowed to present their salaam only in two times in a day. Firstly after "Fajir Salat" and secondly after "Asar Salat" for an hour. Male persons may go any time from any gate to present salaam to Prophet sallalla ho allihi wasalam.

Newly constructed gate Babe-Fahad.It is one of the main gates
5 .  According to the saying of Prophet sallalla ho allihi wasalam "There are only three mosque in the world towards them a Muslim must travel to offer prayer. Masjid-e-Nabvi is one of them, and other two are Masjid-e-Haram ,Makkah  and Masjid-e-Aqsa, Al Quads.

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
                      First row (saf) of masjid-e-nabvi


         Map and doors location of Masjid-e-nabvi sallallaho allihi wasalam
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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.

Foundation stone of Masjid-e-Nabvi

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