Saturday 20 November 2021
Books – Ali Shebl:
About the merit and status of the Noble Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah, Dr. Ali Gomaa, the former Mufti of the Republic and a member of the Council of Senior Scholars, affirmed that the Noble Prophet’s Mosque is the best spot on earth, rather it is the best place in existence, because the Prophet’s Mosque now contains the honorable tomb that houses the body. The pure to the Prophet, may God bless him and grant him peace, and the place that houses the body of the greatest of creatures is the best of all.
Juma cited the saying of scholars: It is the best place on earth, even the Sacred Mosque, and even the honorable Kaaba, and it is better than the heavens, even the Throne and the Chair. From the mosque of Makkah (meaning the Sacred House of God) and more honorable than all the places, as Al-Qadi Iyad narrated the consensus on that, that the place that included the members of the Prophet, peace be upon him, there is no dispute that it is better.. Then he said: And some of them organized:
Everyone asserted that the best of the earth is what ** has surrounded the Essence of the Prophet and its surroundings
And yes, they believed in its inhabitant, it was exalted ** Like a soul when its shelter was purified
[فتاوى السبكي، ج1 ص 278] And the one who said these verses is Muhammad bin Abdullah Al-Bakri Al-Maghribi.
The former Mufti continued, in a post on his official Facebook page: It is the best of the Bekaa, and it is the second mosque of the Two Holy Mosques. The Messenger of God, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him, chose its location upon his arrival in Medina as an immigrant, and participated in building it with his honorable hands with his companions, may God be pleased with them, and it became the headquarters of His leadership, and the leadership of the Rightly-Guided Caliphs after him, and since that date he has performed his mission as a distinguished site of worship, a school for science and knowledge and a starting point for advocacy, and it kept expanding and increasing, and kings, princes and rulers competed in its expansion and increase until now.
Juma’a pointed out that it is useful to get acquainted with a historical overview of that great mosque, after the Prophet, may God bless him and grant him peace, established a few days in Quba, and built the Quba Mosque, the first mosque founded on piety.
The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, went out riding his she-camel, heading as God commanded him. So the Friday prayer overtook him in Bani Salem bin Auf, so he prayed it in the middle of the valley. So men from Bani Salem, including Al-Abbas bin Ubadah and Atban bin Malik, came out to him and asked him to stay with them and stay. He said: Leave the she-camel, for it is commanded.