Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – The Quba Mosque in Medina in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has great historical and religious significance, as it was the first mosque built in Islam.
The Quba Mosque is the first mosque established by the Prophet Muhammad, who wrote it with his hand upon his arrival in Medina, emigrating from Mecca, and also participated in laying his first stones, according to what was stated in the Saudi Press Agency report.
Among the city’s mosques, the Quba Mosque is the largest after the Prophet’s Mosque, and all prayers and Friday and Eid prayers are held in it, and it is also a destination for visitors and residents of the city, due to the merit of praying in it, according to what was reported by “WAS”.
And the Prophet Muhammad used to go to the Quba Mosque from time to time to pray there, choose the days of the Sabbath and encourage him to visit it. It came in the Prophet’s hadith: “Whoever purifies himself in his house and comes to the Quba Mosque and prays in it, he will have the reward for Umrah,” according to what was mentioned by “WAS”.
The Quba Mosque is located on the Al-Hijra Road linking Mecca and Medina, and due to its distinctive and slightly elevated location, the mosque can be observed from several places in the city.
During the past ages, the Quba Mosque has undergone extensive restoration.
During the reign of King Fahd bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Quba Mosque was rebuilt and its area doubled several times while preserving its heritage features accurately. It has four minarets instead of its only old one, and each minaret is on one side and is 47 meters high, according to the “SPA”.
Saudi photographer Majid Sindi documented the architecture of the historic mosque in Medina.
Cindy explains to CNN in Arabic that he tried to “show part of the beauty and details of this blessed mosque for its importance and religious standing, and for its unique Islamic architectural design.”
Through the process of documentation and publishing through his social media platforms, Cindy wanted to introduce the Quba Mosque and convey the beauty of its design to the world, adding that he wanted these images to serve as a “reference for the expansions and improvements that the mosque will witness throughout history,” he said.
From Sindi’s point of view, the design of the mosque revolves around its domes, including 6 large connected domes and 56 small domes, and a beautiful inner courtyard connecting the southern portico and the northern portico until it became rectangular in shape after it was square, he said.
During the month of Ramadan, Sindi points out that the Quba Mosque enjoys a special atmosphere full of spirituality, tranquility and faith. Iftar meals are distributed to fasting people and Zamzam water, and the worshipers perform Taraweeh and Tahajjud prayers in the midst of precautionary measures and a high organization.