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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Comments (279)

Antal Julianna Bohun… on April 14, 2012

Wow, wonderful inside photo.Like. Greetings from Hungary,Julianna

Süleyman BULUT on April 14, 2012

Hi, my friend.

Beautiful composition. L

Greetings from Türkiye


mauro1968 on April 14, 2012

Meravigliosa prospettiva, LIKE! Ciao MAURO :-)

Геннадий Мисько on April 15, 2012

Очень красивая перспектива! Мне наравятся подобные фотографии.

Manup on April 15, 2012

Very nice shot of great perspective view. LIKE and FAV. Greetings, Manup.

Carles G on April 15, 2012

Beautiful perspective. Good job. Like. Greetings, Carles

Jesus Miguel Ballero… on April 15, 2012

beautiful place and pic


Omar Gobbi on April 15, 2012

Excellent picture, very nice interior, <LIKE>, best regards from Argentina, "Omar"

Omar Gobbi on April 15, 2012


Jürgen Weighardt on April 15, 2012

Excellent study of depth, and a great occasion for us to see something from the holy places forbidden to us. ++++ Greetings from Wiesbaden, Germany

AndyUrbina on April 15, 2012

Gran perspectiva, de gran profundidad, excelente registro interior.Like. Saludos cordiales, Andy

Ventepani on April 16, 2012

amigo Bassam una foto preciosa, like, saludos

AlexRo on April 16, 2012

Nice picture, good perspective. Like! Best regards, Alex!

gisela 28 on April 16, 2012

Hello Bassam, your photogallery from Mecca is very interesting for us. Your pictures are very expressive. I Like it! Greetings from Germany, Gisela

ðº°~¨ LUISA DIAZ ¨~°… on April 16, 2012

un edificio impresionante¡¡¡ saludos


bankavatrs on April 16, 2012

Excellent LIKE 112

Carmen T. on April 16, 2012

Hello Bassam, beautiful photography and perspective. L&F

Greetings, Carmen

Eckart u. Annemarie … on April 16, 2012

Like115 for this very nice photo. Best wishes, Eckart and Annemarie

MAPP HUDRANS on April 16, 2012

YSL for the excellent photo!!! :)

Best wishes, Magdalena

Giovanni Magni (giov… on April 16, 2012

Bella prospettiva con stupenda profondità.


Ciao,buona settimana


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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 16:10:36
    • Exposure: 0.020s (1/50)
    • Focal Length: 7.53mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO320
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash