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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 (P.B.U.H) 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 (P.B.U.H) performed the funeral prayer of Najashi, the emperor of Aksum in Ethiopia.

Location and Structure

The mosque is located 500 meters west of 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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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
Thanish Ahmed

Thanish Ahmed

07/09/2022 05:55

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It is the last place in which the Prophet, may Allah prayers and peace be upon him, prayed the two Elds and prayers for rain, as the Rashidun Caliph Othman bin Affan may Allah be pleased with him, prayed in it during his succession and this mosque was known as the prayer hall and called It and the surrounding area.
Mazher Shaikh

Mazher Shaikh

05/21/2022 21:54

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Beautiful mosque with an element of history in the build. It has a calm, serene feel around it. Just sitting outside in the courtyard.
Xuzar

Xuzar

05/16/2022 16:57

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Mosque of Al-Ghamamah (Arabic: مسجد الغمامة) 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 Prophet Muhammad offered Salat ul-Istasqa when the city of Madina faced a shortage of rain. For a while, this mosque was closed for daily prayers because of its proximity to the Al-Masjid an-Nabawi. However quite recently it has been reopened for the worshipers for praying. Five times prayers are held in this mosque now with an internal sound system to avoid the clash of sounds from the Prophet's Mosque. The mosque is one of the historical relics of Medina.
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