Madinah Province
Islamic History

Al Ghamama Mosque - Madinah

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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Wisnu Abu Hilmy

Wisnu Abu Hilmy

12/17/2021 03:43

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It is historical masjid in madinah… recommended pilgrims to visit here during ziarah
Nurudeen Abdullahi

Nurudeen Abdullahi

11/30/2021 20:05

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May Almighty Allah make us pray in this masjeed b4 we go back to him
Malik Ikhlaq

Malik Ikhlaq

11/26/2021 07:45

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Beautiful masjid Muslims must visit this historical masjid.
Mansoor Vellore

Mansoor Vellore

10/12/2021 19:06

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This mosque is located close to the Masjid Annabhavi. The oldest beautiful mosque.
Fouzil Hithaya

Fouzil Hithaya

10/05/2021 12:15

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I have seen this mosque from outside... On november 2018 construction work will be held in masjid Al ghamamah... Do visit this mosque without fail.
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