Saturday, November 28, 2009

Masjid Nabawi

Location : Medina, Saudi Arabia
Build Year : 622

Area : 98.000 m2

Capacity : 800.000 people

Architect : Prophet Muhammad

This mosque called Masjid Nabawi because the Prophet Muhammad
always call it with the phrase, "My Masjid", at every time he explained about a mosque that is now located in downtown Medina. The Apostle said, "Prayer in my mosque is more important than a thousand prayers in other mosques, except the Masjidil Haram".

In an another report, the Muhammad says, "He who pray in my Masjid 40 times without interruption, then it must be saved from hell and all the doom and survived pharisaism".

This mosque was founded by the Prophet Muhammad and friends in the first year of Hijrah (622 AD) covering 1050 square meters, which is just west of the Apostle's house, which now house the tomb of the Prophet Muhammad and included in the mosque building.

Pilgrimage to this Nabawi mosque is masyru '(ordered) and include worship. This revelation, according to the words of the Apostle: "Do not you concerned with travel except to three mosques, the Masjidil Haram, this My Masjid (Masjid Nabawi), and Masjid Aqsa '.

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What's Mosque?

A mosque is a place of worship for followers of Islam. The word entered the English language most likely through French (mosquée), from Spanish (mezquita), from Berber (tamezgida), ultimately originating in Arabic: masjid مسجد‎ — Arabic pronunciation: [ˈmæsdʒɪd].[1] The Arabic word masjid literally means a place of prostration.

The word "mosque" in English refers to all types of buildings dedicated for Islamic worship, although there is a distinction in Arabic between the smaller masjid dedicated for the daily five prayers and the larger masjid jāmi‘ (مسجد جامع) where the daily five prayers and the Friday congregation sermons are held with a high volume of attendance. The masjid jāmi‘ also plays more roles such as teaching Qur'an and educating future imams.