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Jannatul Baqi Cemetry - Madina

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Jannatul Baqi Cemetery, ممر مشاة، Medina Saudi Arabia
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Location and History

Located to the southeast of Masjid al Nabwi, the Prophet’s Mosque, in Medina in the region of Hejazi in Saudi Arabia, lies Jannat al Baqi, also known as Baqi al Gharqad. It was named so because the main type of tree that grew in this area was the al Gharqad, more commonly known as the Arabian boxthorn or desert thorn. This cemetery is the oldest and first Islamic cemetery in the city of Medina.

Out of the two historically important and holy cemeteries to Muslims, Jannat al Baqi is one of them. This is because many of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)’s relatives and companions are buried here. Many narrations state that because of this, the Prophet would say a prayer every time he passed this site, making this something Muslims take upon themselves to do as well.

Architecture

The cemetery is pretty large and houses at least 10,000 companions of the Holy Prophet, although they are unmarked and cannot be distinguished anymore. Originally only 80 meters square in size, it has expanded over the years, and as of now, it takes up an area of 175,000 square meters. 

The cemetery has three entrances on the north, east, and west sides, the main one being on the west side. 

Prominent graves in Jannat al Baqi

Prominent graves in Jannat al Baqi, which are historically and religiously sacred to Muslims, include that of the Ahlul Bayt, the family of the Prophet (PBUH), including the Prophet’s grandson, daughters, uncle, wives, and cousins.

Location

Jannatul Baqi Cemetery, ممر مشاة، Medina Saudi Arabia

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meem

meem

10/22/2022 14:18

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The tomb of my masters and imams♥️♥️, a spot of the Garden of Eden 😍❤️
Syed Iqbal Ali

Syed Iqbal Ali

09/09/2022 16:59

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It usually opens after every prayer but best time to visit is after Fajr and Asr becuase it's open to public for a longer time after Fajr and Asr Salaat.

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Everyone must go there. It's a true reminder for all.
Mohammad Jawed Khusroo

Mohammad Jawed Khusroo

08/20/2022 23:08

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The resting place of companions of our beloved prophet MOHAMMAD sallallahu alaihe wasallam
Jawed Khusroo

Jawed Khusroo

08/20/2022 23:08

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The resting place of companions of our beloved prophet MOHAMMAD sallallahu alaihe wasallam
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