Mihrab e Zakariyya Key Facts and Information

Hazrat Zakariyya (Blessings of Allah Be Upon Him) was the Messenger or Prophet of Allah. However, the landmark of Mihrab e Zakariyya is associated with him. Read the article for further details.

Mihrab e Zakariyya Key Facts and Information

In the eastern area of Masjid al Qibly, there is a small prayer niche that is acknowledged as Mihrab e Zakariyya. However, it was developed to pay tribute to Hazrat Zakariyya (Blessings of Allah Be Upon Him). However, he was the custodian of Masjid Al Aqsa (the Sacred Sanctuary). It is believed that it is a place where Hazrat Zakariyya (Blessings of Allah Be Upon Him) nurtured and took care of Bibi Maryam (Blessings of Allah Be Upon Her).

According to several historians, Hazrat Zakariyya (Blessings of Allah Be Upon Him) took Bibi Maryam (Blessings of Allah Be Upon Her) to the prayer place and visited her in Masjid Al Aqsa in different intervals. It is a reason that this place is known as Mihrab e Zakariyya.

During the fifteenth century, the Mihrab e Zakariyya was present in another location inside Masjid e Aqsa. The location is believed to be in the section near the mosque’s eastern wall, opposite the eastern gate. There is an inscription that is based on 2 separate parts: first, a heading, indicating that "This is Mihrab Zakariyya"; and the second one has verses from Surah Maryam that are written in Mamluk style.

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