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Jannatul Baqi Cemetry - Madina

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Jannatul Baqi Cemetery, ممر مشاة، Medina Saudi Arabia
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Description

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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Ashraf Porosh

Ashraf Porosh

06/14/2022 08:18

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Renowned sahaba's including Othman (RA), prophets daughter Fatima and many other family members of The prophet Muhammad (SA) are buried this place.
Kamran Ali

Kamran Ali

05/16/2022 11:16

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Most holiest, prestigious and sacred place where companions, ahle bait and many order pious souls are resting.
Mehran khan

Mehran khan

05/06/2022 11:50

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This cemetery is the most prestigious for Muslims through out the whole world. It is located right next to masjid e Nabawi near gate number 350. The Graves of several Sahaba Karams are also there in this prestigious cemetery. People usually visit during Haj and Umra. A fence has been built around this cemetery to make it safe.
ZB Traveler

ZB Traveler

03/17/2022 09:28

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Narrated Abu Huraira: While the Prophet (ﷺ) was saying something in a gathering, a Bedouin came and asked him, "When would the Hour (Doomsday) take place?" Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) continued his talk, so some people said that Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) had heard the question, but did not like what that Bedouin had asked. Some of them said that Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) had not heard it. When the Prophet (ﷺ) finished his speech, he said, "Where is the questioner, who inquired about the Hour (Doomsday)?" The Bedouin said, "I am here, O Allah's Apostle ." Then the Prophet (ﷺ) said, "When honesty is lost, then wait for the Hour (Doomsday)." The Bedouin said, "How will that be lost?" The Prophet (ﷺ) said, "When the power or authority comes in the hands of unfit persons, then wait for the Hour (Doomsday.)"
Ah.Latif A

Ah.Latif A

03/07/2022 08:27

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A place to visit & keep in memory. Especially if you have your loved ones buried there. Just next to Al Haram
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