Sunday, May 10, 2009

RIAZ -UL- JANNA (Garden of Heaven)

MUSALA -E- PROPHET (S. A. W.) - Place where Prophet Stood for Prayer.

Today where Emam leads the five time prayers is the place, which was built in the era of Syedna Usman (RA). In the time of Prophet (S. A. W.) this place was out of Masjid. The exact position of Prophet's (S. A. W.) is few rows behind the present Musala-e-Emam. It is in Riaz-ul-Janna and remained crowded with lovers of Prophet (S. A. W.). Now, a small wall is built where the Prophet forehead used to touch the floor. Now when a worshiper touches his forehead to the floor it is the exact place where the of Prophet (S. A. W.) used to stand for pray.

Mehrab-e-nabi sallalla ho allihi wasalam in masjid-e-nabvi
If you enter in the mosque through "Bab-e-Baqqi" you will find shrine of Prophet (S. A. W.) on your right hand and as soon as you cross the shrine you will find a right turn and this turn will lead you in "Riaz-ul-Janna" just stepping in. In "Riaz-ul-Janna" this spiritual Musala will be just at your left hand.

It is Riaz-ul-jannah.Actual area of masjid-e-nabvi when prophet Muhammad sallallaho allihiwasalam was alive. Musalla-un-Nabi also visible

RIAZ -UL- JANNA (Garden of Heaven)

The area from the house of Syeda Aisha (now shrine of Prophet S. A. W.) to Musala-e-Prophet (S. A. W.) is called "RIAZ-UL-JANNA". In arabic, Riaz means Garden and Janna means Heaven. Therefore, this part of "Masjid-e-Nabvi" is called the garden of Heaven.

Riaz-ul-Janna is actually a part of land which kissed the feet of Prophet (S. A. W.) thousands of time. Prophet (S. A. W.) use to walk bare footed at least, five times in this area in a day. Really, we may feel grood over this piece of land. Almighty Allah, also love this small area of land and because of this fact, He (Almighty Allah) has decided to lift it up at the Day of Judgment as a Garden of Paradise.

Because of such importance the area of Riaz-ul-Janna has great spiritual attraction for pilgrims. For the convenience of the pilgrims this part of mosque is carpeted entirely in different colour. Whole the mosque has red carpets but here its colours are green. The pillars of this area is also different to other parts of the mosque. The strips and designs of pillars are white and and golden. In "Riaz-ul-Janna" you will find many more spiritual and historic spots of Islamic History in which, Musala-e-Rasool (S. A. W.), the "MIMBER" (The Place of Calling AZAN and Delivering Sermon) and well known historic pillars (ASTEVANA) are important.

If you enter in "Masjid-e-Nabvi" through "Bab-e-Baqqi", you will find Prophet's (S. A. W.) shrine at your right hand and the Kaba direction will be at your left. Just crossing the golden grill of Prophet's (S. A. W.) shrine you will find a way to turn to your right. As soon as you will find your self over green carpets of Riaz-ul-Janna. Now, Prophet's (S. A.W.) Shrine will come to your right and Musala-e-Rasool (S. A. W.) just at your left and you will be standing against "Qibla" direction.

If you are entering in "Masjid-e-Nabvi" from "Bab-e-Jibrael" (Ladies always enter from this gate in specific times because they are not allowed to use "Bab-e-Baqqi"), you will find feet area of Prophet's (S. A. W.) shrine. After entering in if you walk straight a little, you will find two plateforms one at your left (adjacent to shrine's back wall) and the other at your right (it is bigger than first one and it is called Suffa Plateform). When you cross both the plateforms keeping one on left hand and other on the right you will be in "Riaz-ul-Janna".

it is area of Riaz-ul-Jannah
Green carts indicate the exact place of masjid-e-nabviof prophets' sallal la ho allihi wasalam time. It means this is riaz-ul-jannah.