Quba Gate (Masjid al-Nabawi)

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The Bab Quba (باب قباء), gate no. 5, is one of the major gates of Masjid al-Nabawi, located on the south-western flank of the Masjid al-Nabawi's King Fahad bin Abdulaziz block. Bab e Quba is named after the village of al-Quba, situated some six kilometers from Masjid al-Nabawi, where Masjid al-Quba is located.


Gate of Quba (Bab-i Quba), gate no. 5 of the prophet's mosque, is a tripple arched gate with four pairs of decorative pillars and two central pillars. It was installed during the second Saudi expansion of masjid by malik Fahad bin Abdulaziz al-Saud. It is located west of the Bab ul-Hijrah (gate of migration) and south-east of Bab malik al-Saud.

Bab-i Quba, Masjid al-Nabawi


circa 1990 CE

Bab-i Quba, Masjid al-Nabawi

People arriving at the Bab e Quba, it is one of the two identical gates of Masjid al-Nabawi; other being the bab e Makkah located on the south-western flank of the prophet's mosque. It's name derives it's significance from the village of Quba, where the first mosque of Islam was built by prophet Muhammad. No gate by the name of Bab e Quba existed before 1990/92 CE expansion of the mosque, this is a new gate.

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Bab Quba, Masjid al-Nabawi
Bab-i Quba, Masjid al-Nabawi

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