Al-Masjid Al-Nabawi - Medina ....{by Bassam}

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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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bassam jayousi on December 7, 2012

Dear Panoramio Friends, thank you very much for visit, kind words and for the Like &/ Fav.

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


Nasir Uddin on December 11, 2012

* Good morning. You are most welcome. Have a good day. Best wishes from New York City. New York. United States of America•*

A.Katalin on March 2, 2013

A fotóidon egy gazdag ország szép és különleges helyeit csodálhatom meg. Köszönöm,hogy megmutattad. Üdvözlettel:Kati

bassam jayousi on March 2, 2013

Dear Panoramio Friends, thank you very much for visit, kind words and for the Like &/ Fav.

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


Ahmet ışık on March 11, 2013

selamunaleykum:maşaallah çok güzel çok seviyorum oraları bende inşaallah gelirim hacı olmak için:İstanbul'dan selamlar,,

bassam jayousi on March 11, 2013

Dear Panoramio Friends, thank you very much for visit, kind words and for the Like &/ Fav.

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam


Imran khan gojra on March 20, 2013

Beautiful..... like

MAYAAMON on April 5, 2013

LIKE+++++. PHOTO SUPERBE. MERCI DE VOTRE COMMENTAIRE SYMPATHIQUE ET LIKE. AMITIES. MAYAAMON.

Philippe Buffard on May 6, 2013

So amazing composition and architecture, YSL for this one :)

RNLatvian on July 14, 2013

What a great picture! I really like it!

dragonlady141 on November 8

well done!

bassam jayousi on November 8

Dear Panoramio Friends, thank you very much for visit, kind words and for the Like &/ Ys.

Greetings, Bassam


ganzilotomich, on December 9

Fantástico!

Gosto

Gunda Wolfgang on March 15

Like 2012/03/30 16:10:36

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Photo taken in Al Masjid al Nabawi, Medina 42312, Saudi Arabia
Al Masjid-e-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 16:10:36
    • Exposure: 0.020s (1/50)
    • Focal Length: 7.53mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO320
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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