Mehrab-e-Nabawi refers to the prayer niche located in the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina, Saudi Arabia. The Prophet’s Mosque, also known as Masjid al-Nabawi, is considered one of the most sacred sites in Islam and is the second holiest mosque in the world after the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca.
The Mehrab-e-Nabawi is situated in the qibla wall of the mosque, which is the wall facing the direction of the Kaaba in Mecca. Muslims face towards the qibla when they perform their five daily prayers.
The Mehrab-e-Nabawi is believed to mark the spot where the Prophet Muhammad used to lead congregational prayers during his lifetime. It is decorated with intricate calligraphy and other ornamental details, and is considered a masterpiece of Islamic art and architecture.
The area around the Mehrab-e-Nabawi is considered especially sacred and is known as Rawdah al-Mutaharah, which translates to the “pure garden.” It is believed that performing prayers in this area carries a special reward and blessing for Muslims.