The Love for Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him)
The Prophet’s (صلى الله عليه وسلم) Mosque in Madinah has a lot of attraction for all the Muslims living around the world and it attracts like a magnet where ultimately Muslims from across the world come to pray here and salute Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) and two of his close companions Abu Bakr Siddque (May Allah be pleased with him) and Omer Farooq ((May Allah be pleased with him).
The prayers from Madinah Al-Munawwarah will be held from the Mihrab and it is happening after almost a fourth of the century. The place is also constructed well that will make it feasible for the people when they will visit the Prophet’s tomb. Read more: 6 Amazing Facts About Quba Mosque in Madinah
The Old Payer area
On the west side of the holy mosque, there is a minbar, where Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) used to give the sermon and it was built by Umar Ibn Abd Al-Aziz. Whereas, on the east side, it is the tomb of the Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم). The Minbar was made when Qibla moved from Bait Ul-Muqaddas to the Holy Kaabah. Read more: 9 Glorious facts about the interior look of Holy Kaaba
The mihrab was initially erected by the Caliph Othman Ibn Affan when he was expanding the Masjid Al-Nabwwi. The prayers used to hold from there and this is why, it is known as Othmani Mihrab.
The New Prayer area
The Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) and his followers performed prayers in the direction of Jerusalem after they came to Madinah. However, after the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) was ordered to change the direction of the Qibla to Kaaba, he placed the Mihrab from the north of the mosque to the south, and prayed at Ayesha’s column for two or four months. Read more: The Brief overview of our Beloved Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم)
Now, the Imams will be leading the holy prayers from the inner side of the Rawdha Rasool (صلى الله عليه وسلم). This will make things easier for the visitors and devotees to visit the holy site. Read more: Why Segregation between Men and Women for prayer in Masjid?
As the huge number of visitors visit Masjid Al-Nabawi every day at this spiritual site, it will be easier for them to even go to the tombs of Omar and Abu Bakr, the faithful companions of the Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم).
Source: Arab News