The holy cities in Saudi Arabia are already precious and blissful for Muslims around the globe. Not only because Islam started to spread from here but also because our Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) spent his significant time in both cities. Where Makkah is the house of Almighty Allah, Madinah is the resting place of our Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم).
People around the globe wish to pay a visit to these holy places once in their lifetime. Not only the two sacred mosques are of most significant concern, but the different sites having different religious aspects are of precious visit as well. One of the most common is the Riaz-ul-Jannah located in Masjid ul Nabwi, Madinah.
Everybody knows it as the piece of Heaven located in the worldly ground, but there are many other facts that most of the people are unaware of. Get an exclusive insight about them in the article below.
The facts of Riaz ul Jannah nobody knows
Following are the nine most amazing facts of Riaz ul Jannah everybody must know about them. They are,
Segregation for men and women
Riaz-ul-Jannah is separated by cloth railings for men and women to offer prayer. Even different timings are observed to avoid any chaos.
Entrance to Riaz ul Jannah
There are different gates of Masjid Nabwi that leads to the entrance in the Riaz-ul-Jannah. Significant are the two gates adjacent to Riaz-ul-Jannah through which you can pay a visit during Tahajuud time or from 8 am to 10 am. Read more: Beer-e-Shifa – A Holy well near Madinah
Different timings for females
Females cannot visit Riaz-ul-Jannah all the time. There are separate times allocated for them to offer their prayers there. The three timings are:
- After Fajar around 7 am.
- After Zuhr till Asr.
- After Isha till midnight.
Dua for Riaz-ul-Jannah
People generally ask if there’s any special prayer to be offered in Riaz-ul-Jannah or any special dua to make there. But to clarify, there’s no such obligation of providing any prayer or dua there. However, narrated by Bukhari 502 and Muslim 509,
“O Abu Muslim, I see that you are keen to pray by this pillar!” He said, “I saw that the Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) was keen to pray here.”
Gardens of Jannah
It is among the narrations that this place was told as one of the gardens of Heaven and therefore named, Riaz-ul-Jannah. According to Bukhari 1196,
Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said, “Between my house and my pulpit, there is a garden of the GARDENS OF PARADISE, and my pulpit is on my fountain tank (Al-Kauthar).”
The Green carpet
Masjid-e-Nabwi is carpeted with the red color where the people can offer their prayer. However, to distinguish between the regular ground and the particular heavenly ground, the authorities have placed a green carpet there. It is also called as Rawadah. Read more: 1,400 Years old, Water still flows in Uthman (رضي الله عنه) well in Madinah
Acceptance of prayers
It is being believed that since this piece belongs to Heaven, no prayers are rejected here.
Prayer offering has high sawab
Since this place belongs to Jannah, it is being narrated that Muslims try to offer two rakahs for forgiveness here which is equal to 1,000 times offering prayer. Read more: After 25 years, Imam of Masjid-e-Nabwi moved back to Prophet’s Mihrab to offer 5 times prayers
Prayers are not compulsory here
Since the area is small and the visitors are enormous in number, the area is always crowded, and havoc is created all the time. So to clarify the misunderstanding, the prayers are not compulsorily to be made here. You can make a dua and move ahead instead of pushing anyone to offer a prayer for your forgiveness. Read more: 5 Attempts to Steal the Body of Prophet (P.B.U.H) from Madinah
So if anyone of you gets the chance to visit the prestigious place offer two Rakah and pray for whatever they demand. It is compulsory to give importance to these holy places as these are equally blessed as the Holy Mosques. Share with your friends and comment below how many of you have visited the holy piece of heaven?