7 Facts about the history of Masjid-e-Quba

Masjid-e-Quba is the second-largest mosque in Madina, many facts about it represent a great Islamic history and praying 2 nafl there has a great reward.

The Islamic history about the Masjid e Quba tells us that it was the first mosque built in the initial year of the Islamic calendar. It is an exclusive site whose white building can be obviously seen from a distance. In this article, we have written some facts about the Islamic history of Masjid e Quba.

01. A well owned by Abu Ayyub Ansari R.A

The Islamic history tells us a fact about Masjid e Quba that the mosque had a well in its premises which belonged to Abu Ayyub Al-Ansari R.A. It became a sacred place as the Prophet’s she-camel first knelt there to take a long draught of water after the Prophet’s journey. Recommended: Who gets buried in Jannat ul Baqi?

02. Performing 2 Nafi in Masjid e Quba

The study of Islamic history about Masjid e Quba shows its importance as compared to the other mosques is quoted in this Hadith narrated by Prophet Muhammad S.A.W. It is said that whoever makes wudu at his home and perform 2 nafl in Masjid e Quba will get the reward of an Umrah. The hadith about praying 2 nafl in Masjid e Quba is the following;

‘Whoever purifies himself (make wudu) in his house, then comes to the Quba’ Mosque and offers one prayer therein, will have a reward like that for ‘Umrah.” Sunan Ibn Majah Vol. 1, Book 5, Hadith 1412

03. Prophet Muhammad S.A.W used to offer 2 Nafi in Quba Mosque

Ibn Umar narrated a fact that Prophet Muhammad S.A.W used to go to Quba Mosque occasionally when out for a walk, or sometimes riding over there and then prays 2 nafl there.

04. The first renovation of Masjid e Quba

The first renovation was made by the third Caliph Usman Ibn Affan R.A.  The first minaret of the mosque was built by Caliph Omar bin Abdul Aziz.  Abu Yali Al-Husaini renovated the mosque again in 435 A.H. He constructed a prayer place known as the “Mihrab.

05. Rebuilding the mosque

Kamal Al-Din Al-Isfahani also made some additions to the Quba mosque in the year 555 A.H. Consecutive rebuilding of the mosque took place in the years 671, 733, 840, 881 AH, and the most recent changes were made in the period of Sultan Abdul Majid in the year 1245 AH during the time of the Ottoman Empire.

06. The capacity of Masjid e Qub

The capacity of Masjid e Quba is around 20,000 people at a time. It is equipped with the most modern services while maintaining its Islamic identity.

07. Entrances to the mosque

There are 7 major entrances and 12 supplementary ones in the Quba Mosque.  The mosque is cooled by three middle units, each with a capability of one million and eighty thousand cooling units.  The northern section is reserved for women worshippers.

The mosque now has 4 minarets and 56 domes connected to a house of Imams and muezzins, a library, a place for the guards in a part of 112 sq. meters, and a marketable center with 12 shops covering an area of 450 sq. meters.  The mosque has 64 toilets for gents and 32 toilets for ladies, and 42 units for washing.

Source: Life in Saudi Arabia