Bab-e-Baqi (Door of Baqi)

External view of Bab-e-Baqi
External view of Bab-e-Baqi

Bab-e-Baqi is the door on the eastern side of Masjid-e-Nabwi which faces Jannatul Baqi and is the closest door to the Rawdah Mubarak (the Sacred Chamber).

  • The Bab-e-Baqi was installed in 1408 AH and is exactly opposite to Bab-e-Salam which is on the western side.
  • This door is to facilitate the flow of people leaving the masjid after giving salutation to the Prophet (ﷺ) and his two companions.
  • Note that this door did not exist in the time of the Prophet (ﷺ).

References:  History of Madinah Munawwarah – Dr. Muhammad Ilyas Abdul Ghani

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