Mehrab Tahajjud (Prayer Niche of Tahajjud)

Mihrab-i Tahajjud was a prayer niche where prophet Muhammad used to offer Tahajjud Salah (prayer). The place was located along the northern wall of Fatima bint Muhammad's house. Later on a niche (mihrab) was built to identify the location.

circa 700 CE

Mehrab-i Tahajjud

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.

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.

circa 700 CE

Mehrab-i Tahajjud

Dikkat ul-Tahajjud (tahajjud platform) as seen from east as seen from Bab Jibraeel, with Suffah or Dikkat ul-Aghwat to the right. 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 there.

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