Rawdah Rasool (Tomb of Prophet Muhammad pbuh)

Prophet Muhammad's pbuh grave lies within the confines of what used to be his wife Aisha's and his house. During his lifetime it adjoined the mosque. The mosque was expanded during the reign of Caliph al-Walid I to include his tomb. The Prophet's grave is an important reason for the particular high sanctity of the mosque. Millions visit it every year, since it is a tradition to visit the mosque after the pilgrimage to Mecca.


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circa 1279 CE

The Green Dome (القبة الخضراء) at the Prophet's Mosque, is a green-coloured dome built above the tomb of the Islamic prophet Muhammad and early Muslim Caliphs , Abu Bakr and Umar. The dome is located in the south-east corner of Al-Masjid al-Nabawi (Mosque of the Prophet) in Medina. The structure dates back to 1279 CE, when an unpainted wooden cupola was built over the tomb. It was later rebuilt and painted using different colours twice in the late 15th century and once in 1817. The dome was first painted green in 1837, and hence became known as the Green Dome.

circa 632 CE

Golgen Grills of Prophet Muhammad's Tomb

Iconic Golden Grills of prophet Muhammad's tomb, compose the southern wall of the burial chamber. These grills around the Maqsurah surround the burial chamber from all four sides, but are visible only from three sides, on the fourth side shelves for Qurans and books have been placed.

circa 632 CE

South-east corner of the Prophet's burial chamber (Aiesha bint abi-Bakr's House), as viewed from inside the Bab al-Baqi. The entrance to the chamber is in the right isle and the viewing holes in the Golden Grill are in the left isle.

circa 632 CE

This is the area where the Mehrab Tahajjud was located. This corridore is located outside the Maqsoora

circa 632 CE

Cut away of the sacred chamber and the Green Dome above it, based on the traditional accounts of the chamber structure. The crescent over the dome is made of brass and is gold-plated. The dome has a small window on the north side and is currently shut with wires. There's another smaller and lower dome inside the tomb as well, above the internal ceiling.


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