Masjid-e-Quba (The First Mosque in the history of ISLAM)

Our beloved Prophet (peace be upon him) is reported to have said :

"Whoever makes ablutions at home and then goes and prays in the Mosque of Quba, he will have a reward like that of an Umrah."

This hadith is reported by Ahmad ibn Hanbal, Al-Nasa-i, Ibn Majah and Hakim al-Nishaburi.

Masjid-e-Quba is the first mosque in the history of Islam.

Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) himself laid down the foundation of this mosque. The Prophet (peace be upon him) made it a habit to come to Quba-Mosque every Saturday, either riding his camel or on foot and offer two rak’at prayers.

This Mosque is situated three kilometers away from Masjide-e-Nabvi.

In the past centuries, Muslims have accorded Masjid-e-Quba much attention. It was renovated by a number of caliphs of the period.

The third Caliph Uthman ibn Affan (may Allah be pleased with him) made the first renovations.

Caliph Omar bin Abdul Aziz built the mosque’s first minaret.

In modern times, the Saudi government has taken charge of the mosque by giving the responsibility to the Ministry of Haj Affairs which made further renovations and added structures to the original design.

The current structure of Masjid-e-Quba has four minarets and 56 domes and close to be to the residence of Imams and muezzins, a library, lodging for the guards in an area of 112 sq. meters, and a commercial center with 12 shops covering an area of 450 sq. meters.

Masjid-e-Quba has 7 main entrances and 12 subsidiary ones.

There are separate places of prayers in Masjid-e-Quba for Men and Women.

Outside the mosque, there is date market. You can good quality dates from there.

There is also a vast ablution place available in the mosque. Every day many visitors used visit this mosque from all over the world.


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