A detail inside Al-Masjid Al-Nabawi - Medinah

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Al-Masjid al-Nabawī , "Mosque of the Prophet"), often called the Prophet's Mosque, is a mosque built by the Islamic prophet Muhammad situated in the city of Medina. It is the second holiest site in Islam (the first being the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca). It was the second mosque built in history and one of the largest mosques in the world. After an expansion during the reign of al-Walid I, it also now incoporates the site of the final resting place of Muhammad and early Muslim leaders Abu Bakr and Umar. The site was originally adjacent to Muhammad's house; he settled there after his Hijra (emigration) to Medina. He himself shared in the heavy work of construction. The original mosque was an open-air building. The basic plan of the building has been adopted in the building of other mosques throughout the world. The mosque also served as a community center, a court, and a religious school. There was a raised platform for the people who taught the Quran. In 1909, it became the first place in the Arabian Peninsula to be provided with electrical lights.[2] The mosque is under the control of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques. One of the most notable features of the site is the Green Dome over the center of the mosque, originally Aisha's house, where the tomb of Muhammad is located. It is not exactly known when the green dome was constructed but manuscripts dating to the early 12th century describe the dome. It is known as the Dome of the Prophet or the Green Dome. Subsequent Islamic rulers greatly expanded and decorated it.

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Comments (86)

Bassam Jayousi on February 18, 2013

Joao, thank you very much for visit, kind words and for the Like.

Best wishes, Bassam

Bassam Jayousi on February 18, 2013

CharoPTorrego, thank you very much for visit, kind words and for the Like.

Best wishes, Bassam

RNLatvian on July 14, 2013

Like! This is a very good photo! Greetings!

JeO112 on October 13, 2013

Muy hermoso techo, ☆☆☆Like☆☆☆,
Un saludo desde "La isla del encanto"
Puerto Rico....JeO112.

Ali Raza on November 7, 2013

Very nice photo! YSL Best wishes

Ahmet poçanoğlu on September 5, 2015

Excellent shot. L+F. regards..

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Photo taken in Al Haram, Medina 42311, Saudi Arabia
Al Masjid an Nabawi

This photo was taken indoors

Photo details

  • Uploaded on April 9, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Bassam Jayousi
    • Camera: SONY DSC-T70
    • Taken on 2012/03/30 16:12:07
    • Exposure: 0.050s (1/20)
    • Focal Length: 6.33mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash