The most blessed and spiritual graveyard in the world: Jannatul-Baqi, wherein lie a great number of companions, wives, daughters and other family members of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
Allah’s Messenger SallAllahu alaihi wassalam said: “Peace be upon you, O abode of believers. What you were promised will come to pass tomorrow at a fixed time. We shall, Allah willing, soon join you. O Allah! Grant forgiveness to the people who are buried in al-Baqi’ al-Gharqad.” (Muslim)
And: “I am the first for whom the Earth will burst open, then Hazrat Abu Bakr and then Hazrat Umar. I shall then come to those who are buried in al-Baqi’ and they will be gathered along with me. After that I shall wait for the people of Mecca so as to be gathered among the inhabitants of the two sacred cities.” (Tirmidhi)
In the time of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, this grave yard was thought to be outside of Madina but now it is adjacent to Masjid an Nabwi. Al-Baqi‘ is a powerful place. Other cities consider it their pride to host a single saint; but here there are hundreds. All around lie at rest the men and women who heard the Prophet’s summons, and broke the idols of their forefathers, and gave their lives to his cause.
Imam Malik rahmatullah alayhi (a resident of this blessed graveyard) puts the number of sahabah buried here as 10,000.
May Allah Ta’ala be pleased with them all.
Uthman Ibn Affan radhiAllah anhu
Ahl ul Bayt (The blessed family of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam)
- Fatimah ibn Muhammed sallallahu alayhi wasallam
- Hassan ibn Ali ibn Abu Talib
- Zain Abideen ibn Hussain ibn Ali
- Muhammad Baaqir ibn Zainul Abideen
- Jafar as-Sadiq ibn Muhammad Baaqir
- Abbas ibn Abdul Muttalib
- May Allah be pleased with them
The death of the Apostle, affected her very much and she was very sad and grief-stricken and wept her heart out crying all the time. The tragedy of her father’s death was too much for the good, gentle and sensitive lady and she breathed her last on 14th jumada ‘l-ula 11 A.H., exactly seventy-five days after the death of her father, the Holy Prophet of Islam. Fatimah died in the prime of her life at the age of eighteen, and was buried in Jannatu ‘l-Baqi’, Medina.
Ibn Umar (radhiyallahu anhu) reports that Rasullullah(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said: “Whoever has the means to die in Madinah, let him die there for I shall intercede on behalf of everyone who dies there.” (Ahmad, Tirmidhi)
Our Mothers: 9 Blessed Wives
- Aishah bint Abu Bakr
- Saffiyah bint Huyuy ibn Akhtab
- Umm Habibah Ramla bint Abu Sufyan
- Hafsa bint Umar al-Khattab
- Sauda bintZama al-Amiria
- Zaynab bint Khuzaymah
- Zaynab bint Jahsh
- Umm Salamah bint Abu Umama
- Juwayriya bint al-Harith
(may Allah be pleased with them all)
3 Blessed Daughters (Zaynab, Umme Kulthum and Ruqayya)
(may Allah be pleased with them)
Malik related to me from Alqama ibn Abi Alqama that his mother said that she had heard A’isha, the wife of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, say, “The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, rose one night and put on his clothes and then went out. I ordered my slave-girl, Barira, to follow him, and she followed him until he got to al-baqi. He stood near it as long as Allah willed and then he left. Barira arrived back before him and told me and I did not say anything to him until morning, and then I mentioned it to him and he explained, ‘I was sent out to the people of al-baqi to pray for them.” (Muwatta – Imam Malik)
- Ibrahim ibn Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam
- Abdur Rahman ibn Auf
- Sa’d ibn Zarara
- Uthman ibn Math’oun
- Sa’d ibn Abu Waqaas
- Khunais ibn Hudhafa al-Sahmi
- Abdullah ibn Mas’ud
May Allah be pleased with them
Imam of Madinah, Imam Malik rahmatullah alayhi on the left with his teacher and Imam Nafi’ Shaykh Quraa’ rahmatullah alayhi , the freed slave of Abdullah ibn ‘Umar to the right.
The Martyrs of Harrah
Jannat al-Baqi (also spelt Jannat ul-Baqi) is a famous cemetery in Madinah, Saudi Arabia, located right across from the Masjid al-Nabawi. It is well known since many of Muhammad s.a.w. relatives and companions are buried here, and due to its sanctity. Its name means “Tree Garden of Heaven”. Many traditions relate Prophet Muhammad Peace Be Upon Him issuing a prayer every time he passed the cemetery.
Latest Images clicked on 17 Nov 2010
OLD PICS Before Destruction
Prior to the twentieth century, many of the graves were covered with domes or other structures.
Jannatul Baqi had Dargah’s and Mazaars in that place
before the saudis destroyed them.
However, after the city of Madinah was taken by the Wahabbi forces of Ibn Saud, many of these buildings and tombs, originally intended to identify famous figures and enable Muslims to receive blessings or petition saints buried there for their intercession, were destroyed, in order to keep with the Wahabbi ideal of not venerating graves.
Despite this, the graves of many historic figures continue to be visited by numerous pilgrims and burials continue at the cemetery to this day as well.
After the demolition of 1925, Saudi authorities have stepped up restrictions with regards to visiting graves. Shias come to Jannatul Baqi to pay respect to their leaders, and this often involves invoking the dead and reciting salutations. However, this goes against the principles of the Wahabbi interpretation of Islam, state-sanctioned within Saudi Arabia, and the result is that often books and maps of the graves are confiscated by the authorities.
People Buried at Jannat al-Baqi
All of Prophet Muhammad’s wives, except for Khadijah May Allah be Pleased with here
Prophet Muhammad’s son Ibrahim May Allah Ta’Ala be Pleased with him who died in infancy .
Fatima Zahra, Prophet Muhammad’s daughter May Allah be Pleased with here, in a unknown grave. Many of prophet Muhammad’s aunts .
Abbas ibn Abd al-Muttalib, uncle of prophet Muhammad Peace Be Upon Him
Hasan ibn Ali, Grandson of prophet Muhammad Peace Be Upon Him
Ali ibn Husayn, Great-grandson of prophet Muhammad Peace Be Upon Him
Muhammad al-Baqir and Jafar Sadiq May Allah Ta’Ala be pleased with them
Imam Malik ibn Anas Alayhi Rahma , The Great Mujahid Imam Shamil Alayhi Rahma , Hazrat Uthman ibn Affan May Allah Be Pleased With Him and Many other companions of Muhammad Peace Be Upon Him .
The first companion buried in al-Baqi was Uthman b. Madhoon who died on the 3rd of Sha’ban in the 3rd year of Hijrah. The Prophet Peace Be Upon Him ordered certain trees to be felled, and in its midst, he buried his dear companion, placing two stones over the grave