Masjid-e-Nabwi, also known as the Prophet’s Mosque, is a mosque located in Medina, Saudi Arabia. It is one of the most important mosques in Islam, as it was established and frequently visited by the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) during his lifetime.
The original mosque was built by the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) himself, using mud bricks and palm tree trunks. Over the centuries, it has been expanded and renovated several times, with the latest major renovation taking place in the late 20th century.
Today, the mosque covers an area of over 400,000 square meters and can accommodate over one million worshippers during peak times. It has several notable features, including the Green Dome, which covers the tomb of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), and the Riyadul Jannah, an area between the pulpit and the tomb that is believed to be a garden from paradise.
The mosque is a major pilgrimage site for Muslims and is visited by millions of people every year, particularly during the Hajj and Umrah seasons. It is also an important center for Islamic scholarship, with many renowned scholars and teachers having studied and taught there over the years.