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Al-Masjid Al-Nabawi - Umbrellas - 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 (213)

Bassam Jayousi on October 19, 2012

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

Best wishes from Dubai, Bassam

Giannino NO VIEWS on December 21, 2012

very interesting photo - L I K E - all the best from Rome - Gianni

Bassam Jayousi on December 23, 2012

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

Best wishes, Bassam

palomar1947 on January 23, 2013

Ottimo scatto.Molto suggestivo.LIKE e F.Cordiali saluti

Rodema on January 23, 2013

Exceptional picture, excellent work !! LIKE!! Best Wishes, rodema.

Karim Jafari on January 25, 2013

Beautiful photos, very good, favorite& like.....Best wishes and kind greetings from IRAN,karim

Bassam Jayousi on February 6, 2013

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

Greetings, Bassam

Mojzer László on June 25, 2013

Hi Bassam! Very good and nice photo. Greetings: Laci LIKE+FAV

RNLatvian - Rudolf on July 14, 2013

Really beautiful! Like! Greetings!

Kostadinos delta on February 3, 2014

interesting photo - L

Bassam Jayousi on April 26, 2014

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

Best wishes, Bassam

B. Pappas on March 31, 2016

Wonderful shot! YSL. My best wishes from Athens Greece

Jasskhan93 on October 6

Start Applying Umrah Vissa for 2017, for doing Umrah Safely

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on April 9, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Bassam Jayousi
    • Camera: SONY DSC-T70
    • Taken on 2012/03/30 14:58:30
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 6.33mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash