More than 3.2 million Muslims have prayed the Taraweeh at the Prophet’s mosque in Madinah during the first 15 days of Ramadan, the Presidency of the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques in Makkah and Madinah announced, as Saudi Gazette reported.
“As many as 1.4 million worshippers prayed inside the mosque while about 1.5 million prayed outside in the mosque’s plazas and 234,239 on its roof,” the presidency counted in a press conference.
Taraweeh is the extra night prayers performed by the believers after Isha (evening prayers) during Ramadan. It lasts from eight to twenty rakahs
Regarding the daily averages, the presidency informed that as much as 15,623 people pray on the mosque’s roof, 98,589 inside the mosque and 100,868 in the plazas.
The report also informed that as many as 669,048 pilgrims and visitors paid homage to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and his two companions Abu Bakr and Omar (May Allah Be Blessed With Them) by greeting them at their graves close to the mosque.
The Prophet’s Mosque was established by the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in the city of Madinah. It’s the 3rd mosque built in history and is now one of the largest mosques in the world.
The mosque is considered to be the second holiest site in Islam, after the Great Mosque in Makkah and both are major pilgrimage sites.
It’s always open, regardless of date or time. The site was originally adjacent to Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) house where he settled after migrating from Makkah to Madinah in 622.