Mehrab Tahajjud (Masjid al-Nabawi)

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The Mehrab Tahajjud (محراب تہجّد), also spelled as Mihrab Tahajud, was a memorial marker situated at the place where prophet Muhammad used to offer Tahajjud Salah (prayer). The place was located along the northern wall of Fatima bint Muhammad and her husband Ali's house. Later on a niche (mihrab) was built to identify/mark the location.


An old picture of the Mehrab, it has been covered in the recent years. The actual Mehrab of Tahajjud is approximatly 10 feet behind this outer mehrab, where prophet Muhammad used to offer Tahajud Salah.

Mehrab-i Tahajjud

circa 700 CE

Panoramic view of the northern facade of the Prophet Muhammad's tomb with Mihrab Tahajjud. This mihrab has since been removed and a bookshelf for Qurans have been placed. The small door also has been blocked with a book shelf as seen in following pictures.

Dikkat al-Tahajjud

circa 700 CE

Mehrab-i Tahajjud

The Dikkat ul-Tahajjud (tahajjud platform) is a small raised area adjacent to the north wall of the Rawdah Sharif. It is located directly ahead if one enters from the Bab Jibraeel, and south of the Dikkat ul-Aghwat (visible to the right) which is usually mistaken with the Suffah. This platform has moved towards north somewhat during various reconstructions and re-building of the Masjid an-Nabawi.

circa 700 CE

Mehrab-i Tahajjud

Dikkat ul-Tahajjud as seen from the north-west, with Mehrab Tahajjud (identify) in background. Isa bin Abdullah said, "When visitors used to depart at night, the Prophet used to spread a mat behind Ali's house and used to offer voluntary salah (Tahajud) there.

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