Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Masjid-e-Nabvi (The Prophet’s Mosque)

Masjid-e-Nabvi (the Prophet’s Mosque) is one of the most sacred mosques in the world. Situated the holy city of Madina, Saudi Arabiathe Mosque is considered as the next most revered place after the Masjid Al-Haram in Makkah (the third most important mosque being the 'Masjid Al-Aqsa' in Jerusalem). The Prophet Muhammad (may peace be upon him) mentioned special blessings and rewards for those who perform Salat (prayers) in these three mosques. All pilgrims going for Umrah or Hadjj to Makkah also go to offer prayers at the Prophet's Mosque in Madina. The Mosque also has the grave of the Prophet Muhammad, may peace be upon him.

On 24th December 1999, on the eve of Eid ul Fitr (the day that follows immediately after the month of Ramadan (the month of fasting), Pakistan Post issued two identical stamps showing the Prophet’s Mosque of Rs. 2 and 15 denomination.  

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