Masjid Al Ghamamah

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The mosque is situated where the Prophet offered Eid prayers for the last four years of his life. He reportedly once offered Salatul-Istasqa at this time, when Medina was experiencing a rain scarcity. The mosque was given the name 'Ghamama,' which means cloud, as a result.

Some traditions indicate that the Prophet offered the burial prayer in this mosque for Najashi, the ruler of Aksum in Ethiopia. Despite being a Christian, Najashi welcomed the Muslim groups that had immigrated to his nation to avoid the persecution of the Quraysh and he later converted to Islam. However, when he passed away, no one was available to conduct the funeral prayers, so the Prophet offered his Janazah salah, the only time he ever did so in the absence of a physical body.

Until recently, the mosque, which is 500 meters west of Masjid An-Nabawi, was not open for daily prayers. Now that it is available, the mosque is used by worshipers who come to offer five prayers daily. To prevent the collision of noises from Masjid An-Nabawi, an internal sound system has been equipped at the mosque. The mosque still mostly resembles how it did during the Ottoman era when it had its most recent renovation.

How to explore Al Ghamama Mosque?

- The prayer room and the entrance door are the two distinct areas of the mosque's rectangular shape.

- The mosque's exterior is encircled by lovely palm trees that offer shade for people praying outside the mosque.

- Compared to the other mosques in the area, which have a more contemporary appearance, you will notice that the mosque's architecture has a slightly traditional touch. It has five beautifully designed domes.

- Pigeons frequently gather in flocks in the mosque's courtyard. It is a pleasure to feed these pigeons.

- The mosque's splendor is enhanced at night when it is illuminated by domes that resemble sparkling orbs.

- Visit nearby restaurants and coffee shops to refresh after the prayers. These include Hotel Taiba, Al-salam, Rotana, Al-Marwah, and much more. These restaurants serve traditional delicacies to savor taste buds.

- A park and a walkway surround the mosque. So if you are getting your kids along, this place can offer some entertainment too.

- There is a dates market area at a short distance from this mosque. Shop for the most delicious and authentic variety in this market.

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Address of Masjid Al Ghamamah

Al Haram, Al-Madinah al-Munawwarah 42311, Saudi Arabia

Opening & Closing time of Masjid Al Ghamamah

  • Monday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Tuesday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Wednesday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Thursday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Friday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Saturday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Sunday
    Open 24 Hours

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