Funerary Enclosure (Masjid al-Nabawi)

By the Editors of the Madain Project

The Prophet Muhammad used to lead Salat-ul-Janaza at this site and the Sahaba continued this tradition. Abu Saeed Khudri described how and when this place was used for funeral services.

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Overview

The entrance to the small enclosure, the Bab Jibraeel is immediately to the right. The Turks built an enclosure around the funeral courtyard which used to be open to worshippers. Recently however, it is used as a storage space for materials needed in Masjid-e-Nabwi. Previously this was an open area designated for funeral prayers, until mid eighteenth century, then it was abandoned due to constructions in the surrounding area.

Description

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Bab Jibraeel, Masjid al-Nabawi

Location
Bab Jibreel (right) with maqam ul-Janyez (left). It is located closest to the Bab e Fatimah (the sole entrance to the Maqsoorah; left). It is a single arched gate, dating back to the first Saudi expansion, and the facade of the gate is flanked with two pillars. The door panels are also originals from first Saudi expansion by Saud bin Abdulaziz.

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Bab Jibraeel, Masjid al-Nabawi

Southern facade of the funeral enclosure in Masjid an-Nabawi, with pigeon holes for shoes. Bab e Bilal (gate no. 38) is also partially visible in the background.

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