Major redevelopment work at Madinah’s historic Masjid Quba has begun in order to enlarge the holy site.
Who built Masjid Quba ?
The Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) built the Masjid Quba over 1,440 years ago.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman stated in April, during Ramadan, that the Mosque would be tenfold expanded as part of a project named after King Salman.
The crown prince ordered the restoration of 130 old mosques in Saudi Arabia four years ago as part of the Saudi government’s national regeneration initiative.
He stated the enlargement project was aimed at attaining the Vision 2030 objectives within the Guests of God Service and Quality of Life programs during a visit to Madinah during the recent holy month of fasting.
Masjid Quba will be able to accommodate around 66,000 worshippers in an area measuring 50,000 square meters after the largest development in its history is completed.
The proposal was created to connect the current mosque with four shaded courtyards, each capable of providing the essential amenities but not structurally connected to the main structure.
The mosque’s road network and surrounding infrastructure will be upgraded as well, making it simpler to get to the mosque and improving visitor safety and security, while also addressing overcrowding and conserving the mosque’s and other local monuments’ architectural styles.
The existing worshipping area is 5,000 square meters, with the building and facilities covering 13,500 square meters and seating up to 20,000 worshippers.
The upgrades, according to Crown Prince Mohammed, will enhance tourists’ spiritual and cultural experiences.
Quba Mosque, built-in 622, is located 5 kilometers south of the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah. The Prophet Muhammad is said to have frequented Quba Mosque, especially on Saturdays, and encouraged his companions to do so as well.
The Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon Him) is supposed to have remarked in a hadith about the mosque, “Whoever makes ablutions in this home and offers one prayer therein will be given the equivalent of one Umrah.” It is for this reason that the mosque continues to hold religious and historical significance for Muslims.
During the reigns of caliphs Uthman bin Affan and Omar ibn Al-Khattab, it was renovated. The design of the latter was the first to include a minaret.
During the Saudi era, the Masjid Quba, like other places of worship, was refurbished on a regular basis. Its northern side was increased in 1968, and King Fahd ordered additional enlargements in 1985, all while preserving the building’s historically significant architectural characteristics.
Author: Muhammad Asim
HISTORY OF MASJID QUBA
It is the first mosque that the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) constructed after he moved from Makkah to Madinah. He assisted in placing the mosque’s foundational stones, and subsequently, his friends finished building it. The first Friday prayer is supposed to have taken place in this mosque.
The Prophet (PBUH) occasionally visited the mosque, which is regarded as the earliest mosque in Islamic history, to conduct prayers, usually on Saturdays. He also exhorted his friends to go to the mosque.
What is so special about Masjid Quba?
JEDDAH: The Quba mosque, the first mosque ever constructed, holds a special and unique place in the hearts of Muslims due to its link with the prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). After the Mosque of the Prophet, it is acknowledged as being the second-largest and most notable mosque in Madina.
Is the Quba Mosque still standing?
Quba Mosque Construction
The mosque has only ever undergone one complete demolition and rebuilding, followed by a few more. The Quba mosque had its most recent construction in 1986.
Where is Masjid Quba located?
About 3.5 kilometers south of the Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah, the Quba Mosque is situated on the Hijrah Road that connects Madinah with Makkah.
Benefits of praying in Masjid Quba?
According to the Prophet (PBUH), offering prayers in the Quba Mosque will earn you the same reward as making the Umrah pilgrimage.
Quba Mosque opening times
MADINAH — In order to allow worshipers and guests to pray in the mosque throughout the day, the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Call, and Guidance has directed that the Quba Mosque be open 24 hours a day beginning on Sunday (June 20).
Who built the first mosque on earth?
Al-Mashar Al-arm is a Hajj pilgrimage location. Muhammad (PBUH) constructed the first mosque in the seventh century CE, which the Quran may have referred to as the “Mosque erected on piety since the first day.”