PLACE OF
FUNERAL PRAYER

(WHERE SALAT-OL-JANAZA WAS OFFERED)

ARROW INDICATES THE SPOT WHERE PROPHET MUHAMMAD
SALLALLAHO ALLI HI WASALAM USED TO LEAD FUNERAL
PRAYERS OUT SIDE MASJID-E-NABVI.

The Prophet (s.a.w.) used to lead Salat-ul-Janaza at this site and the
Sahaba continued this tradition. This place is at number 2 in above
picture with red arrow .It is presently in between bab-e-Baqqi and
bab-e-jibrael out side Masjid-e-Nabvi.

Abu Saeed Khudri (r.a.) described how
and when this place was used for funeral services:


“In the very beginning we used to inform the Prophet (s.a.w.) when
someone was near death. The Prophet (s.a.w.) used to visit the ailing
person and made supplication for his forgiveness. Many times the
Prophet (s.a.w) stayed there till the completion of the funeral services.
In this way the Prophet (s.a.w.) had to wait there for a very long time
at each such occasion. We, therefore, decided to take the body of the
deceased person near the Hujrat (houses of the wives of the Prophet)
so that the Prophet (s.a.w.) can lead the salat more easily. The Prophet
(s.a.w.) started offering Salat-ul-Janaza in the area described above.”


The Turks built an enclosure around the funeral courtyard which
used to be open to worshippers. Recently however, it is used as a
storage space for materials needed in Masjid-e-Nabwi.
you may see
this
enclosure in the  picture.

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