Sunday, September 21, 2008

Al-Nabawi Mosque

Mosque on the prophet (or the Prophet Mosque) (Arabic: المسجد النبوي) [IPA / mæsʤıd AEN æbæwı ː], in Medina, the second holiest mosque in Islam. This is the final resting place of Mohammed. Mosque of al-Hara in Mecca is the holiest mosque in the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem is the third holiest in Islam.

The original mosque was built by Mohammed. After the Islamic rulers widespread and embellished. A key feature of this site is in the middle of the green dome of the mosque where the tomb of Mohammed is located. Built in 1817 and 1839 painted green, is known as the Dome of the Prophet [1]. Early Muslim leaders Abu Bakr and Umar was buried in the adjacent areas in the mosque.

The building was originally the house of Mohammed, he settled there after the Hijra (migration) to Medina, and later build a mosque on the spot. It is shared in the hard work of construction. The original mosque was an open-air building. The basic plan of the building is in the building of other mosques throughout the world.

Mosque served as community center, court and religious school. There was a raised platform for people to teach the Koran.

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