.:. The Masjid al-Nabi is Built .:.
The Masjid al-Nabi is Built
Muhammad (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) bought a piece of land. It was in front of the house of Abu Ayyub (radiAllahu anhu).
The Blessed Prophet with his Sahabah, started building a Masjid on it. Thus, Rasulullah (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) again showed how important it is for Muslims to build a Masjid wherever they go.
He said, “Whoever builds a Masjid on earth, Allah will reward him with a palace in Paradise.”
All the Muhajirun (Muslims who travelled and moved to Madinah) and the Ansar (The helpers who lived in Madinah) worked very hard. Muhammad (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) himself worked day and night with them.
There were many Muslims, and they did not want their Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) to work. “You are our leader and Prophet,” they told Rasulullah. “We want you to rest and relax.”
“The leader of the people is their servant,” Rasulullah (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) replied. Thus, the Blessed Prophet set an example for everyone. The leaders of the Muslims are the servants of the Ummah. They should work even harder than others.
The Walls of the Masjid al-Nabi were made of Mud and Stone, the roof made of Palm trees and stalks, and the floor of sand. It was a lot of hard work, but eventually it was finished. All the Muslims were happy when the Masjid was completed. They started performing Salat in the Masjid five times daily.
On one side of the Masjid, rooms were built for Rasulullah’s family. This made it easy for the Muslims to reach the Blessed Prophet. They met him five times each day at the time of Salat.
After Fajr Salat, he sat with his Sahabah and taught them. After maghrib Salat, the women of Madinah came to his house, to learn Islam from him.
People could come to him anytime. In this way, the Blessed Prophet showed that those who want to serve Muslims and teach them islam should live with them. Muslims are not allowed to leave the world and their families, and go to live in forests or mosanstaries.
In the Masjid al-Nabi, there was a platform in the Masjid called Suffah. Poor Muslims, who had no families and no homes, stayed there. They were called Ashab as-Suffah, or the People of Suffah. Rasulullah (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) had special love for Ashab as-Suffah and he wanted them to stay close to him.
When Muhammad (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) died, he was buried in the room of his wife, A'isha (radiAllahu anha), next to the Masjid an-Nabi.
His two friends, Abu Bakr and Umar (radiAllahu anhum) , are also buried there.
Today, the Masjid al-nabi is a big Masjid. Thousands of Muslims go there every year to offer Salat. They also go to the graves of the Prophet (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) and his Sahabah (radiAllahu anhum) and offer their Salam.
Those Who Build and Visit a Masjid, Allah says,
"Only he will build and visit Allah’s Masajid who believes in Allah and the Day of Judgement, who observes Salat, pays Zakat,
and does not fear anyone except Allah."
[Surah At-Tawbah, 9: 18]
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