The Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah

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The awesome Prophet’s Mosque of Madinah is truly a beautiful house of worship, inside and out. It houses the tomb of the Prophet Mohammed himself and is built on the exact spot that Mohammed personally selected. Originally built on this sight almost 1500 years ago, it has undergone complete rebuilding, remodeling, embellishing, and enlarging over the years. The grounds include an enormous marble tile square or courtyard surrounding the entire perimeter of the mosque.  Surrounding the mosque and its courtyard are dozens and dozens of hotels, which also offer restaurants and shopping.   Today the mosque stands as a spectacular Islamic center that can accommodate up to half a million worshippers at one time. 
Read more about this amazing structure and its history and see more awesome photos by clicking here.

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About SusieOfArabia

American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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13 Responses to The Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah

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  3. navedz says:

    I have been blessed by a visit to Masjid Al Nabawi and Masjid Al Haram. Alhumdolillah!!

    Read and watch the Video Documentary on the Major Expansion of Masjid Al Nabawi (The Prophet Muhammad ‘s (PBUH) Mosque).

    http://navedz.wordpress.com/2009/01/20/2nd-holiest-place-masjid-nabawi-in-madinah/

  4. faaz says:

    Hi suzie

    thanks for buetiful pics, just wanted to correct one thing, prophets mosque is about 1400 years old not 2000, he was in medina in 7th century AD.

    Faaz

  5. Ilse says:

    Once again, great photo! The vastness of the spaces in Saudi are what impress one.

  6. Geogypsy says:

    All those towers look really amazing. This place is huge. Thanks for another look into this culture.

  7. Marahm says:

    The major mosques in Saudi Arabia are the most beautiful, restful, peaceful, spiritual places I’ve ever seen in the entire world. I miss going to them, but seeing your photos renews my memories.

  8. A “half a million worshippers at one time” is just mind boggling. What a beautiful place.

  9. Hilda says:

    All those towers are awesome and so is your description of the entire complex!

  10. washaw says:

    Fantastic. Thanks so much for sharing.

  11. Fishing Guy says:

    Susie: Those are impressive spires on you SWF photo, thanks for sharing.

  12. Wow, impressive mosque. Your blog is very interesting. It must be quite the experience to be in Saudi Arabia.

  13. Judy says:

    Thank you for visiting my blog and the birthday wishes. I have enjoyed your blog for several months now. Your pictures are beautiful and interesting.

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