Notable Interments of Jannat ul-Baqi (Notable People Buried at al-Baqi)

According to Islamic Tradition, more than ten thousand companions of prophet Muhammad are buried here. This page counts the notable interments of Baqi ul-Gharqad.

circa 650 CE

The grave of Halima Sadia

Grave of Halimah, she was the foster-mother and wet nurse of prophet Muhammad. It is located in the north-eastern corner of the cemetery. She later accepted Islam after the Battle of Huyanh, she died in 8 Hj. Halimah and her husband (Harith Abu Zowaib) were from the tribe of Sa'd b. Bakr, a subdivision of Hawazin (a large North Arabian tribe or group of tribes).

circa 650 CE

The graves of Prophet Muhammad's wives

Graves of the wives of Prophet Muhammad, (left to right) Juwayriyya bint al-Harith, Hind bint Abi Umayya, Zaynab bint Jahsh, Zaynab bint Khuzayma, Sawda bint Zamʿa, Hafsa bint Umar, Safiyya bint Huyayy, Ramla bint Abi Sufyan, Aisha bint Abi Bakr.

circa 650 CE

Grave of Ibrahim, prophet Muhammad's son by Maria al-Qibtiyya, who died in infancy at the age of either 16, 18 or 21 months, is located a little to the left near the main entrance. According to Tabri the death of Ibrahim ibn Muhammad fell on 27 January 632 CE, the day of a solar eclipse which was majorly obscured in Medina. He was carried to the cemetery upon a little bier by Muhammad, his uncle al-ʿAbbas, and others. Here, after a funeral prayer led by Muhammad, he was interred.

circa 650 CE

Roqayyah, Umm Kulthum and Zainab daughters of Mohammad and Khadijah are located right in front of the main entrance to the west.

circa 650 CE

The Grave of Fatima bint Muhammad

Grave of Fatima, the youngest daughter of Muhammad is purportedly buried here within the ahl ul-Bayt enclave in Jannat ul-Baqi. According to another tradition this is the grave of Fatimah bint-Asad. The enclave is located slightly to the right of main entrance. Different locations have been mentioned as the possible burial places of Fatimah some of which are said to be nearer to fact. Al-Baqi', her house and between the Prophet's tomb and his minbar are the possible places of her grave.

circa 650 CE

Fatima bint al-Asad, aunt of Muhammad and mother of Caliph Imam Ali. It is situated in the extreme north-eastern corner of Jannat ul-Baqi.

circa 650 CE

The Grave of 'Abbas ibn 'abd ul-Muttalib

The grave on the right (single grave in the foreground) is that of 'Abbas ibn Abd al-Muttalib, paternal uncle of Prophet Muhammad. It is located within the ahl ul-Bayt enclave in Jannat ul-Baqi. Abbas died in February 653 CE at the age of 85. Just three years older than his nephew, he was a wealthy merchant, during the early years of Islam he protected Muhammad while he was in Mecca, but only became a convert after the Battle of Badr in 624 CE (2 Hj.). His descendants founded the Abbasid Caliphate in 750 CE.

circa 650 CE

Fatima bint al-Asad, aunt of Muhammad and mother of Caliph Imam Ali. It is situated in the extreme north-eastern corner of Jannat ul-Baqi.

circa 650 CE

Umm ul-Banin, who married Caliph Ali after the death of Fatimah and Safiyyah, Atika aunts of mohammad.

circa 650 CE

Imam Zayn al-Abidin, grandson of Fatima Zahra who is the only adult male that survived the Battle of Karbala because he was sick and could not fight.

circa 650 CE

Imam Muhammad al-Baqir, son of ‘Alī ibn Ḥusayn

circa 650 CE

Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq, son of Muhammad al-Baqir.

circa 650 CE

Abdullah son of Jaffar e Tayyar, who was husband of Zainab, daughter of Ali and nephew of Ali and father of Aun and Muhammad (martyrs of Karbala).

circa 650 CE

Aqeel ibn Abi Talib; the elder brother of Ali.

circa 650 CE

The Grave of Uthman ibn Affan

Grave of Uthman ibn Affan, was a second cousin, son-in-law and notable companion of the prophet Muhammad. Uthman was married to Ruqayyah, and upon her death, married Umm Kulthum. Both his wives having been elder daughters of Muhammad and elder sisters of Fatimah. His reign also saw widespread protests and unrest that eventually led to armed revolt and his assassination.

circa 650 CE

Aqeel ibn Abi Talib; the elder brother of Ali.

circa 650 CE

Abu Sa‘id al-Khudri

circa 650 CE

'abd ul-Rehman ibn 'Auf

circa 650 CE

Sa’d ibn Zarara

circa 650 CE

Khunais ibn Hudhafa al-Sahmi

circa 650 CE

Sa’d ibn Abu Waqaas

circa 650 CE

Abdullah ibn Mas’ud

circa 650 CE

Malik ibn Anas, Islamic jurist

circa 650 CE

Nafi‘ al-Madani, one of Ten Readers of Quran

circa 650 CE

Mohammad Hayya Al-Sindhi, scholar

circa 650 CE

Imam Shamil, Muslim leader and freedom fighter from the Caucuses

circa 650 CE

Muhammad Sayyid Tantawy, scholar

circa 650 CE

Idris of Libya, King of Libya

circa 650 CE

Hasan as-Senussi, Crown Prince of Libya

circa 650 CE

Muhammad Zakariya Kandhalawi,Author of Fazael-e-A'maal

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