Masjid Quba or Mosque of Quba is one of the famous mosques besides the Mosque of the Prophet.
It's the first mosque built in the Islamic history. Prophet Mohammed started building the basis then his companions followed up the rest. It was built as soon as the Prophet arrived to Medina due to his immigration from Mecca. So it was built 1400 years ago and had been rebuilt many times across ages.
Jannatal Baqi is a graveyard right outside the mosque of the Prophet which is home to many notable figures from Islamic history, such as Hasan, the grandson of Muhammed; the daughter of Muhammed, and many of his relatives and other prominent figures.
There actually isn't much to see though, as the Saudi officials demolished most graves years ago, and it is mostly a large area of dirt and rocks. Regardless, you can sometimes see someone getting buried there, or try to figure out where different people are buried.
Women were not allowed in the cemetary though from what I could understand.
Masjid Quba is said to be the first mosque built. It is located on the outskirts of Madinah, in what was in the days of Muhammed a seperate town. The mosque itself is a new building, but still an interesting place to visit. Some say that one prayer in the Mosque is equal to performing one Umrah.
This mosque dominates Madinah and is the main attraction to all pilgrims. The mosque is today a huge mosque, which has been expanded in recent years. The recent have seen the construction of a beautiful mosque with great architecture, marble floors, gold doors and such. The sheer size is amazing. The old mosque also stands within the new buildings, and can be dated back several hundred years, and there is an obvious difference between the two sections of the mosque. The newer section is larger, while the old section is more intimate and has a lot more color.
The mosque was built by Muhammed at the site of his house, and it's design served as an example for all other mosque designs. Muhammed was buried in the quarters of his wife Aisha, and he still lies there along with Omar and Abu Bakr. Some say that an open grave remains there in anticipation of Jesus.
Anyway, the mosque itself has a lot of exploring for any pilgrim, and prayers held there are especially beautiful when one thinks about where they are.
A look at the interior of the orignial Masjid an-Nabi. Here the mihrab of rasulullah (saw) is shown along with a white flowered carpeted area which indicates the Rawdah. From my house to my minbar is a garden (rawdah) from the gardens of Paradise, said the prophet (saw).
The Mosque of Badr ( Badar). You see the comparison between Prophet's Mosque
and this Mosque..contrast ! Are they (Saudi Government) can't effort to built better then this ? No, no, no...
much more better they can built. At one time they decide to refurbish and built up the best that money can buy,
but they received a big protes from almost from Islamic Country. This mosque is build up immedietly after
the First War of Islam 'BADR '....bring plenty of Prophet Muhammad History in HIS mission, further morethe
Mosque became a Memorial of SHUHADAS.
I think the time to call off. May be you are tiring moving in the HOT weather of SAUDI ARABIA and eating oily stuff almost every day. I recon no need to insert more photos, worried some
of you will 'DRUNK'(Lol). Shall we proceed our TRAVEL to MECCA ?
The Old Bazar of Madina. Do not count, if you just arrived yesterday or last five years...the
scenery of Old Bazar is almost the same. The walking's stall never change, crowded with seller and buyers.
Sometimes, the atmosphere and scenery just like in the Hollywood 's movie 'Ali Baba and the 40 thives '....
please do not worried, since Great KAMAL Khan is there...no one dare to become a thife ! (lol)
The first time in Arabic community, do not be surprise....they talk louder !! My Grandma in Hamburg sure will be fainted, she thought this guy is shouting at her ! (Lol). They are very frank...but 'robust'. My first time in SAUDI ARABIA, travel by coach from Jeddah I'ntl Airport to Madina. In the middle of the
journey one's of tyre burst. The bus driver and guide came from the bus. In one minute they start talking............. .the way they communicate like TIGER talk to LION. Waummm, EEmmm, king , kong, @#$% !! I bet, another two more minutes one of this guy will become Hamburger.....and the other one become Sausage Surprise !! In the middle of tence and suspense....this gentelmen start rubing and padding to each other BEARD.....I know the war is already started !! Alas ! Anticlimac. They laugh and start shake hand......their custom, rubbing beard mean ' hello buddy' .If this happened to Mr Michael Angelo , to General Custer or Mr Buffalo Bill.....' Make My Day '(Lol)
One of the most exciting, interesting and knowledgable experiences is the 'ziarah'.
Ziarah is a trip that takes you back in time, a journey through the lives of our ancestors. A trip that includes visits to mosques, historic landsites and life-changing stories that can only be appreciated by a good guide that can walk you through these memorable experiences.
For Muslims only:
Prayer in al Rawda which is the area between the pedestal and the prophets resting place, or listening to a lesson between maghreb and esha' or reading Quraan
The Qibletein mosque is a mosque where people used to pray towards al Quds at first, but when commandments arrived to face the Ka'ba it was later changed and this is why it is called al Qibletein
Madinah, the city of the Prophet, photographed by Colonel Muhammad Sadiq in 1861- the earliest known photograph taken inside what is today Saudi Arabia.
this is one of the mosque since the time of prophet muhammad. of course it has been renovated now.
you can find people selling dates around the mosque.
The Mosque of Abu Bakr in Madinah by Ibrahim Rifaat. This picture is dated Muharram 1326 AH (1908 AD).
A little further than the horizon of this picture rests the souls of prophet Mohammad`s wives(may Allah be pleased with them),in a place called Al Bakee` .
This is the first mosque ever built in islam,it`s in a very close by area from Madina.
we took a taxi to visit this mosque,it`s also greatly rewarded to pray inside it.