Madinah Province
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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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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.
Md Irfan

Md Irfan

03/30/2022 08:15

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Historical Mosque....Very beautiful near Masjid Abu Bakr and Al Masjid an Nabwi...
Omar Moamen

Omar Moamen

03/29/2022 17:31

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I tray to visit the mosque last week and pray there on early morning, but it was close. But it's fine I visit once the mosque long time it's was amazing not far from the prophet musqe.
Umer Rasheed

Umer Rasheed

03/12/2022 10:52

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Beautiful Mosque. Clean and well maintained. I didn’t see prayers happening in this Masjid mostly because Masjid Nabawi is so close to it.
Fawad Ansari

Fawad Ansari

03/07/2022 20:05

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This is where Rasullullah PBUH made dua for rain, after a drought. Allah answered his prayer and it ruined for 7 days straight.
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