Jannat ul-Baqi (Baqi Gharqad)

Jannat ul-Baqi is a cemetery in Medina located to the southeast of the Masjid al-Nabawi (The Prophet's Mosque). The mosque is built where the prophet Muhammad used to live, and is currently buried. The cemetery is also known as Jannatul Baqi, meaning "The Garden of Baqi" and Baqiul Qarqad, which means "Baqi of the Boxthorn".

circa 610 CE

Jannat ul-Baqi or Baqi ul-Gharqad

Modern day view of the cemetery. According to Islamic Tradition, more than ten thousand companions of prophet Muhammad are buried here. Some of the graves are that of Fatima bint-i Muhammad, Imam Hassan ibn-i 'Ali, Zain ul-'Abideen, Imam Baqir, Imam Jaffar Sadiq. Many traditions relate Muhammad issuing a prayer every time he passed it.

circa 650 CE

The Grave of Uthman ibn Affan

The grave of Uthman ibn Affan is one of the notable graves in Baqi ul-Gharqad.

circa 650 CE

The Grave of Ibrahim

The grave of Ibrahim, son of Prophet Muhammad in Baqi ul-Gharqad is among the notable interments of the cemetery. It contains many of Muhammad's other relatives and companions as well.

circa 1800 CE

The Baqi ul-Gharqad cemetery, Medina

Jannatul Baqi before 1926 Demolitions: Mausoleums of several prominent Muslims were built in the cemetery since 9th century CE, Mausoleum of Uthman being the first. These were raised and demolised circa 1920s following reformations made by Abdul Wahab.

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