How Saudi maintains the Prophet's grave
Friday, 1 July 2016
The camber has undergone several renovations throughout history, and the first of which was in the era of Umar ibn Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him. Then in the era of Walid bin Abdul Malik when he built the wall surrounding the chamber with black stones in pentagon design in the year 88 Hijri. The Prophet said every prophet should be buried under his deathbed, which had resolved controversy between the Prophet's companions over the place of his burial. Therefore, they buried him in Aisha's chamber next to the Prophet's Mosque. After its expansion, the chamber became part of the Mosque. The door leading to the chamber is Fatima's Door, and it is located in the eastern side of Jibril's Door. There are other doors such as Al-Wofood Door located in the western side, and Al-Tahajud Door located in the chamber from the northern side in the bench of the mosque square. The chamber of Aisha, may Allah be pleased with her, has been maintained throughout successive Islamic eras, however, it has received full care in the era of the Ottoman Empire, and then the Saudi state has continued the task by redesigning the dome and inscription of Koranic verses giving it a beautiful design. The Green Dome was built in Mameluke era, and it was renovated in the era of Sultan Mahmoud II, The successive kings of Saudi Arabia have maintained it.