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Saturday, January 14, 2017

4 Doors on Eastern Side of Masjid al Nabawi in Madina

Masjid-e-Nabawi, which is also known as the mosque of Prophet was established by the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him). The mosque is in the city of Saudi-Arabia, Medina. This Mosque is counted as the third mosque built in the Islamic history and included among the largest and greatest mosque around the world. In Masjid-e-Nabawi, the doors for male and female entrance are fixed separately. Here is a list of doors fixed on the eastern side of the Mosque. 


  1. Bab-e-Baqi: Bab-e-Baqi is also called the Door of Baqi. The bab-e-baqi door was fixed in the year of 1408 (A.D) and it is situated at the exact opposite side of Bab-e-Salam door. This door is to make the smooth flow of people who leaving the masjid after giving Salam to the Holy Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) and his two companions. This door faces Jannatul Baqi. 
  2. Funeral place: The entrance of the place is located next to Bab-e-Jibraeel. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) offered Salat-ul-Janaza at this site and then his companions continued this tradition. Abu Saeed Khudri (may Allah be pleased with him) explained how this site was used for the funeral purpose. In the early times, they used to inform the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) when someone was almost near to death. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) used to visit the ill person and pray for his forgiveness. Most of the times, the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) stayed at the Funeral place till the end of the funeral services. So, the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) used to wait in the Funeral place for a long period at every Funeral. Therefore, they decided to take the departed body of the person near the place which is known as Hujrat (houses of the wives of the Prophet) so that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) could pray the salah easily. After that, the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) started offering Salat-ul-Janaza on the above-mentioned site. It is now used to keep stuff needed in Masjid e Nabawi.
  3. Bab-e-Jibraeel: Bab-e-Jibraeel is also called as the Door of Jibraeel or Bab-un-Nabi. Our Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) used to take this door to enter the masjid. After the battle of Trench which is mentioned in Holy book as the battle of Ahzab, Hazrat Jibraeel (upon him be peace) went to the step of this door and had a conversation with the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him). 
  4. Bab-un-Nisa: Bab-un-Nisa is also known as the Door of Women. Hazrat Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) extended the masjid-e-Nabvi in 17 (AD). Hazrat Umar fixed Bab-n-Nisa at the eastern side of the wall of the mosque. With the help of this door, women can easily enter the masjid without mixing with men and pray salah in the last rows. 
Islamic Information
  1. Can we bring one copy of the Quran from the Haram Makkah or Madina to our Home?
  2. Shajrah Nasab (Family Tree) of Prophet Muhammad S.A.W
  3. The Beautiful Names of Allah Exhibition in Masjid al Nabawi, Madina – Gate 13
  4. 9 Unknown Facts about the Masjid al Nabawi (Prophet’s Mosque)
  5. The Pillars of Masjid al Nabawi - Unknown Facts

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