Maqbaratu l-Baqī’ (Arabic: مقبرة البقيع, Al-Baqi’ Cemetery) is a cemetery in Medina, Saudi Arabia, located to the southeast of the Masjid al-Nabawi. The mosque is built where the Islamic prophet Muhammad used to live, and is currently buried. The cemetery therefore holds much significance. It contains many of Muhammad’s relatives and companions. Many traditions relate Muhammad issuing a prayer every time he passed it.
The cemetery is also known as Jannatu l-Baqi’ (جنة البقيع), meaning “The Garden of Heaven” and Baqi’u l-Qarqad, which means “Orchard of the Boxthorn Trees”.
A Jewish graveyard was once located behind Jannatu l-Baqi’. The Umayyad rulers took down the wall of the Jewish cemetery and widened the Muslim graveyard to enclose the tomb of Uthman ibn Affan within it.
Al-Baqi’ Cemetery – Medina – Saudi Arabia
“Allah does not force anyone to do beyond what is within his capacity. Everyone will get the reward he earns and will be responsible for the evil he does” (AlBaqara 2:286)
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