Masjid e Nabvi History, Facts, Virtues, and Key Information
Al Masjid e Nabvi is regarded among the largest mosques in the world. It is also known as the Prophet's Mosque, Al-Masjid an-Nabawi, Al Haram, Al Haram Al Madani, and Al Haram Al Nabawi. Read the article to find complete details and information.
Al Masjid An Nabawi is the second holiest site in Islam. It is a desire of each Muslim to visit the place at least once in his / her life. Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) built the mosque after he was settled in Medina after the Migration. Later, the mosque was rebuild and expanded in the tenure of different governments and rulers.
Masjid e Nabvi History
The land of Masjid e Nabwi was the property of two orphans, Suhayl and Sahl, and when they received information that the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) wanted to build a mosque, they went to the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) and offered their land as a gift to him. However, Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) bought the land after paying a price to both orphaned children.
Key Facts about Masjid e Nabvi
• Masjid e Nabvi was established in 1 AH (623 CE).
• The mosque is the first place in the entire Arabian Peninsula to receive electricity
• The current mosque is 100 times bigger than the old one. Due to the large Masjid e Nabvi capacity, it can accommodate around 1 million Muslims.
• Masjid e Nabvi has 10 minarets.
• The height of each minaret is 344 feet (105 meters).
Virtues of Masjid e Nabvi
Ulemas and Islamic scholars highlighted the importance of Masjid e Nabvi in their texts and speeches. On the other side, different hadiths are also present about the virtues of the sacred mosque. Hazrat Abu Hurairah (Blessings of Allah Be Upon Him) narrated that the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) said that “One salah offered in my masjid is superior to one thousand Salahs offered in other masjids except Masjid al-Haram.”
Another Sahabi Hazrat Anas (Blessings of Allah Be Upon Him) narrated that the Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) said that “Whoever performs forty salah in my masjid, not missing one salah in the masjid, for him is granted exemption from the fire of Hell, and exemption from punishment and he shall remain free of hypocrisy.”