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The Grave That Prophet Muhammad Used to Visit Frequently

The Grave That Prophet Muhammad Used to Visit Frequently

Jannatul Baqi (Garden of Heaven) is the main cemetery of Madinah. Buried here are family members of the Prophet Muhammad, around ten thousand of his companions (Sahabah) and many prominent, pious personalities.

Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her) reported (that whenever it was her turn for the Prophet to spend the night with her) he would go out towards the end of the night to al-Baqi and say:

Peace be upon you, abode of a people who are believers. What you were promised would come to you tomorrow, you receiving it after some delay; and God willing we shall join you. O Allah, grant forgiveness to the inhabitants of Baqi al-Gharqad. (Muslim)

Baqi means the land in which the roots of different trees are embedded, Gharqad is the name of a thorny tree (Box-thorn) which were abundant in Baqi. Hence the cemetery also came to be known as Baqi al-Gharqad.

The first person to be buried in al-Baqi was As’ad Bin Zararah (may Allah be pleased with him), an Ansari companion who died soon after the Prophet ‘s migration to Madinah.

The Prophet chose the spot to be a cemetery. The first of the Muhajirun (Emigrants) to be buried there was Uthman bin Mazoun (may Allah be pleased with him) who died shortly after the Prophet returned from the battle of Badr.

Some of the blessed personalities resting in Jannatul Baqi are:

The aunts of the Prophet (peace be upon him), Safiyyah bint Abdul Muttalib and her sister Aatikah (may Allah be pleased with them)

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The graves of the aunts of the Prophet (peace be upon him)

Relatives of the Prophet (peace be upon him), Abdullah bin Jafar and Aqeel bin Abi Talib (may Allah be pleased with them).

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The graves of relatives of the Prophet (peace be upon him)

The wives of the Prophet (peace be upon him), also known as the Mothers of the Believers. They are Aisha bint Abu Bakr, Sauda bint Zamaa, Hafsa bint Umar, Zainab bint Khuzaymah, Juwairiya bint Harith, Umm Habibah bint Abu Sufyan, Safiyyah bint Hayy al Akhtab, Zainab bint Jahsh, Um Salamah bint Abu Umama (may Allah be pleased with them).

The two wives that are not buried here are Khadijah bint Khuwaylid (may Allah be pleased with her) who is buried in Makkah and Maymuna bint al-Harith (may Allah be pleased with her) who is buried in Sarif.

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The graves of the wives of the Prophet (peace be upon him)

The daughters of the Prophet (peace be upon him), Fatima, Ruqayyah, Zainab and Um Kulthum (may Allah be pleased with them).

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The graves of Umm Kulthum, Ruqayyah and Zainab (may Allah be pleased with them)

Other close family members of the Prophet (peace be upon him) buried in Jannatul Baqi include his uncle Abbas bin Abdul Muttalib, Hasan bin Ali bin Abi Taleb, Zainul Abideen bin Hussein bin Ali, Muhammad al-Baqir bin Zainul Abideen and Jafar bin Muhammad al-Baqir (may Allah be pleased with them). They are buried close together along with Fatima (may Allah be pleased with her).

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Graves of close family members of the Prophet (peace be upon him)

Imam Malik and his teacher Imam Nafi’ bin Abi Nu’aym (may Allah be pleased with them)

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Grave of Imam Malik and his teacher Imam Nafi

Ibrahim (may Allah be pleased with him), the infant son of the Prophet (peace be upon him) by Maria al-Qibtiyya (may Allah be pleased with her)

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The grave of Ibrahim, the infant son of the Prophet Muhammad.

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