According to several sources, 622 AD was the founding date of the mosque right after prophet Muhammed arrived on his emigration from holy capital of Saudi Arabia, Makkah. Quba Mosque is located on the outskirts of Madina.
1). Significance of Quba Mosque
As far as the significance of the Mosque Quba is concerned. It stands amongst the most sacred Mosques in Madinah after the mosque of our beloved Holy Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) mosque. It is also the third most largest and prestigious shrines in the whole of Saudi Arabia so far. Its importance can be analyzed in such a pattern that it is the most primitive and foremost Mosque of Islamic History. Read more: 9 Glorious facts about the interior look of Holy Kaaba
2). Renovation of Quba Mosque
The very first reconstruction and renovation of this Mosque was initiated in the reign of third most esteemed Caliph Usman bin Affan (May Allah be pleased with him). Omar bin Abdul Aziz also done a great job by constructing the very first minaret on this Mosque. Abu Yali Al-Husaini also overhaul this whole Mosque in the era of 435 A.H.
Another important administration that he did was the manufacturing of a prayer spot known as the “Mihrab”, otherwise, it is also called a prayer specialty. Read more: Who holds the key to the Holy Ka’abah?
3). Interior framework of Quba Mosque
In the interior, this mosque has several aspects and structural figures. There is a special system for the chilling of this interior system and has almost 7 primal passageways through this Mosque and 12 other ones as well. There is also a separate compartment for the women so they can easily worship without any hindrance. There is a large prayer hall comprising if large six domes. Read more: Why Segregation between Men and Women for prayer in Masjid?
4). Significance of the Quba Mosque in the light of Quran & Hadith
There are several references regarding Quba Mosque and it comprises of Sacred Hadiths and Ayahs,
Narrated ‘Abdullah bin Dinar: Ibn ‘Umar said, “The Prophet used to go to the Mosque of Quba every Saturday (sometimes) walking and (sometimes) riding.” ‘Abdullah (Ibn ‘Umar) used to do the same. (Collected by Muhammad al-Bukhari, Sahih al-Bukhari Volume 2, Book 21, Number 284)
There is also a Quranic verse (Ayat) on this prestigious Mosque stated as follows:
Never stand (to pray) there (referring to a place of worship in which the hypocrites had used for harm and disbelief, as mentioned in the previous ayah). A place of worship which was founded upon duty (to Allah) from the first day is more worthy that thou should stand (to pray) therein, wherein are men who love to purify themselves. Allah loveth the purifiers. Qur’an, Surah 9 (At-Tawba), ayah 108
5). Offering Two Rakaah Nafil in Mosque Quba equals to one Umrah
It has been said that there is a very fair significance and importance of performing two Nafil at the Masjid Quba. Read more: Riyadh Mosque delivers Friday sermon in English
According to the Hadith Mubaraka the one who performs waddu/ablution and offers two Nafilat the Mosque Quba get a reward of an Umrah.
The Hadith Of this performance is as follows:
“The one who purifies himself (make waddu/ablution) in his house and comes to Quba Mosque and offer prayer therein, will have a reward for like that in Umrah”
6). 5 other interesting unknown facts of Masjid Quba
We have enlisted below 5 other interesting facts related to the different parts and places inside the Mosque of Quba:
- The capacity of Masjid-e-Quba is around 20,000 people at a time.
- The northern area of Quba Mosque is dedicated for the ladies so that they can offer their prayers in that section.
- The Quba Mosque has 4 minarets (towers) and 56 domes (roofs, ceilings or auditoriums).
- These 4 minarets and 56 domes are connected to a house of Imams and muezzins, a library and a place for the guards in a part of 112 sq. meters, and a marketable center with 12 shops covering an area of 450 sq. meters.
- The Quba mosque has 64 toilets for men and 32 toilets for women.
- The Quba Mosque also has 42 units for ablution (Wudu/ablution).
Source: Arab News