Jannat ul-Mu'alla Before Demolitions (جنة المعلا قبل الهدم)

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The article attemps to document the historic cemetery of Jannatul Malla before its tombs and mausoleum structures were demolished during the Saudi era. Tombs in this cemetery were demolished in 1926, the same year that the mausoleums in Jannat ul-Baqi were demolished by Saudi King, Ibn Saud. This happened despite protests by the international Islamic community.


The Jannat ul-Mu'alla before 1926 demolitions. The largest dome to the left belongs to the tomb of Khadijah. The relatively smaller dome belongs the tomb of Aminah bint Wahab, and the twin domes in the background belong to the tombs of abu Talib, abd Manaf, Hashim ibn Abd Manaf, Abdul Mutallib, Abu Talib and Qasim ibn Muhammad.

The Mausoleum of ahl-i Bayt

Notable Tombs and Mausoleums

circa 1800 CE

The Mausoleum of Khadija bint Khuwaylid

Tomb of Khadija
The Mausoleum of Khadija bint Khuwaylid in Jannat ul-Mualla, during the Ottoman era, before the 1925/1926 demolition. The tomb or mausoleum of Khadija had the largest dome-structure in the historic cemetery.

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