Good Deed: #65 Visit Rawdah Jannah-Garden of Paradise

Narrated Abu Huraira (May Allah be pleased with him)) the Prophet (Peace be upon him) said, “There is a garden from the gardens of Paradise between my house and my pulpit, and my pulpit is on my Lake Fount (Al-Kauthar).” (Bukhari Volume 3, Book 30, Number 112)

Yazeed ibn Abi ‘Ubayd said: “I used to come with Salamah ibn al-Akwa’ and he would pray by the pillar which was by the mus-haf, i.e. in the Rawdah. I said, ‘O Abu Muslim, I see that you are keen to pray by this pillar!’ He said, ‘I saw that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) was keen to pray here.’” Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 502; Muslim, 509.

The Prophet(SAW) said: Verily my pulpit is upon a river from the rivers of paradise” Majma uz Zawaid:9/4

The Prophet(SAW) said: Verily the steps of my pulpit shall be the steps to Paradise in the hereafter.”( Sunan an Nasai, chapter virtues of the prophet’s mosque

Masjid Nabawi

Action Plan

1. Go to the Raudah in a dignified manner, do not push, shove or run wildly to it.
2. Perform 2 rakah nafl or if you can tahiyatul masjid when entering the masjid there.
3. Make dua as duas are inshaAllah accepted here.

About Raudah tul Jannah
The heart of the mosque houses a very special but small area named ar-Rawdah an-Nabawiyah, which extends from Muhammad’s tomb to his pulpit. Pilgrims attempt to visit and pray in ar-Rawdah, for there is a tradition that supplications and prayers uttered here are never rejected. Entrance into ar-Rawdah is not always possible (especially during the Hajj season), as the tiny area can accommodate only a few hundred people. Ar-Rawdah has two small gateways manned by Saudi police officers. The current marble pulpit was constructed by the Ottomans. The original pulpit was much smaller than the current one, and constructed of palm tree wood, not marble. Ar-Rawdah an-Nabawiyah is considered part of Jannah (Heaven or Paradise)

Rawdah is demarcated in Masjid Nabawi by markings on the columns as well as a different color in the carpet

Also around raudah you will find

  • The pulpit of the Prophet(SAW)
  • The Mukhallaqah column adjoining to the mehrab built at the place of the weeping stump.
  • The Aisha(RA) column – Aisha(RA) narrated the Prophet(SAW) said: In the Masjid there is a spot, before this pillar, if the people knew what virtue it holds, it would not be available to people to pray there without drawing lots.”… (Majma uz Zawaid vol 4. p10)
  • Abu Lubabah(RA) column – named after Abu Lubabah(RA) who tied himself to it after accidently having split a secret to Bani Quraidah.
  • The Sacred chamber(Hujrah) – The prophet(SAW) was buried in the room of Aisha(RA) together with his two companions Abu Bakr(RA) and Umar(RA)

Source: Madina Munawarah by Dr. Muhammad Ilyas Abdul Ghani

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