The Noble Rawdhah

The Noble Rawdhah
  • Publish date:04/09/2010
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This is located inside Al-Masjid An-Nabawi (the Prophetic Mosque). To its east lies the room of ‘Aa’ishah, the Mother of the Believers, may Allah be pleased with her, and to its west is the pulpit of the Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allah exalt his mention ). To its south is the wall of the mosque which contains the Mihraab (prayer niche) of the Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allah exalt his mention ), and to its north is the line that passes from the end of the house of ‘Aa’ishah, may Allah be pleased with her, in the east to the pulpit of the Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allah exalt his mention ), in the west.

Virtues of the Noble Rawdhah
 
It was narrated that the Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allah exalt his mention ), said:“Between my house and my pulpit is one of the gardens of Paradise.”[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]
 
Scholars provided three opinions in their interpretation of this Hadeeth:
 
1- The narration may mean that the Noble Rawdhah is similar to the gardens of Paradise as the person who performs worship there attains happiness and joy, and the mercy of Allah The Exalted descends upon him.
 
2- The narration may mean that performing acts of worship in the Noble Rawdhah is a path to Paradise.
 
3- The narration may further mean that the Noble Rawdhah is an actual part of Paradise that would be transferred to Paradise on the Day of Judgment.
 
The Noble Rawdhah encompasses many blessed landmarks; it includes the Prophet’s room in which lies the grave of the Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allah exalt his mention ), along with the graves of his companions Abu Bakr and ‘Umar, may Allah be pleased with them. It also includes the Mihraab of the Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allah exalt his mention ), that is located in the middle of its southern wall and the pulpit of the Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allah exalt his mention ). Its distinguished marble columns are quite different from the other columns in the entire mosque.

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