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Islamic History

Al Ghamama Mosque - Madinah

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Masjid Al Ghamamah, Medina Saudi Arabia
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Description

Masjid Al-Ghamama is one of the oldest mosques in Medina, Saudi Arabia, and is one of the historical relics of the city.

Importance in Islam

The mosque is believed to be located at the place where The Prophet, Peace & Blessings Of God Be Upon Him (PBUH) offered Eid prayers during the last four years of his life. It is also reported that he once offered Salatul-Istasqa at this point when the city of Medina was facing a shortage of rain. This gave the mosque its name ‘Ghamamah’, which means cloud. Some sources claim that this is also the place where the Prophet (PBUH) performed the funeral prayer of Najashi, the emperor of Aksum in Ethiopia.

Location and Structure

The mosque is located 500 meters west of Al Masjid An-Nabawi, and until recently, it remained closed for the daily prayers. The mosque has been opened now for worshippers who come and pray five times daily. An internal sound system has been fashioned in order to avoid the clash of sounds from Masjid an-Nabawi. 

The mosque has a rectangular shape and is divided into two parts; the entrance door and the prayer room. The exterior of the mosque is surrounded by beautiful palm trees. The mosque retains much of its look from the Ottoman era when it was renovated the last time. Visitors will find the architecture of the mosque has a slightly traditional touch as compared to the other mosques in the area that have a more contemporary look. Pigeons are often seen flocking in the courtyard of the mosque, with the visitors feeding them. At night, as the mosque lights up, its beauty is enhanced with domes resembling shining orbs.

Location

Masjid Al Ghamamah, Medina Saudi Arabia

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Abdul Jabbar Peer

Abdul Jabbar Peer

11/01/2022 07:43

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A lot has already been explained about this masjid in the reviews about the history and other details.. It's a lovely place and definitely worth a visit.
Sam

Sam

10/08/2022 15:58

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Mashallah what a place to visit Hamdallah mosque was open and could pray inside. A very special mosque with amazing features
Saddiqua

Saddiqua

08/19/2022 18:49

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It's a beautiful mosque and is close to Masjid-Nabwi. There is alot of sitting area for people to eat and relax. I absolutely loved this mosque especially at night because of how beautiful it is.
Aziz -

Aziz -

08/01/2022 13:29

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Mosque of Al-Ghamamah is one of the oldest mosques in Medina, Saudi Arabia, located in the place believed to be where the Islamic prophet Muhammad performed an Eid prayer in the year 631. It is also narrated that Muhammad offered Salat ul-Istasqa when the city of Madina faced a shortage of rain
Nishat Mahmood

Nishat Mahmood

07/16/2022 13:46

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Mashaallah. What a beautiful structure. This mosque is very old and bearing old history.
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