On Monday, 13 March, the new golden barriers were installed before the Rawdah of Prophet Muhammad SAWW.
The photos show that Rawdah has a new look after being bordered by a high fence decorated with golden calligraphy installed last weekend.
The golden fence barrier is the front side of the inner chamber, which houses the tomb of the Prophet PBUH and his two most faithful companions, Abu Bakar (R.A.) and Umar bin Khattab (R.A.), who were buried along with him.
The tomb of the Prophet Muhammad SAWW is one of the places that Muslims all over the world want to visit the most. As a place of great significance to Muslims, people from all over the world come to convey their greetings to the Prophet PBUH and believe that he heard and returned their greetings from his grave.
Prophet Muhammad’s tomb is inside the Nabawi Mosque in Medina, Saudi Arabia. In the past, Rasulullah SAWW’s tomb was the room of him and his wife, Aisha (R.A.). Before being expanded, the tomb of the Prophet SAWW used to be called Masqurah. However, after being expanded, the Prophet’s tomb entered the part of the mosque building with a green dome in the southeastern part of Masjid al-Nabawi.
For those of you who are lucky to be able to visit the Rawdah of Prophet Muhammad SAWW in person, you will see that his tomb has no gate and is completely closed from the outside because it is surrounded by a chamber wall which was first built in 91 Hijriyah by Umar Bin Abdul Aziz and underwent several changes and renovation afterward. This channel prevents anyone from entering Rawdah.
The chamber itself was built not without reason. The walls of Rawdah were built after an incident involving non-Muslims trying to dig up the Prophet’s tomb in the past.
The Prophet Muhammad’s tomb and the tomb of his two companions can only be seen from Mawajaha, the holy meeting point located on the East side of the Holy Chamber.
Mawajaha consists of three holes, where the first and most prominent hole faces the tomb of the Prophet Muhammad, while the second and third holes each face the tomb of Abu Bakr (R.A.) and the tomb of Umar ibn Khattab (R.A.).