Baghi cemetery among the holy places in Medina visited by Hajj pilgrims


Tehran (IQNA) – One of the holy places that Iranian pilgrims and other Hajj pilgrims visit in Medina is Baghi Cemetery

It lies southeast of the Prophet’s Mosque and is the most famous and holiest in the Islamic world. It is called Jannatul Baqi, which means Garden of Heaven.

After the dawn prayers, the gates of Baghi open for a few hours, and crowds of Muslim pilgrims flock there. Baghi has been the main burial place of the people of Medina since the time of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and contains the graves of many descendants and companions of Prophet Muhammad.

Baghi houses the tombs of four infallible imams, Imam Hassan al-Mujtaba, Imam Ali Zain al-Abidin, Imam Muhammad al-Baqir and Imam Jaafar al-Sadiq, peace be upon them. Today, there is no trace of the shrines that housed their graves.

Near the tombs are the remains of the House of Sorrows. A place where the Prophet’s daughter, Fatima, God’s peace be upon her, used to come and shed tears of grief over the loss of her father.

It is also believed that Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) often prayed at Baghi whenever he passed by. Every year, Hajj pilgrims visit the city of Medina and its famous cemetery to pay their respects to those buried at Jannatul Baqi by praying and shedding tears of grief.

Source: Press TV


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