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PHOTOS: Inside the Prophetic Chamber in Madinah

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The Prophetic chamber in Madinah gathers Muslims from all parts of the planet to see the spot where the Prophet died and was buried next to companions Abu Bakr and Omar.

According to Mohie el-Din al-Hashmi, researcher of studies on the Two Holy Mosques of Mecca and Madinah, the Prophet is buried in the room with his head pointing towards the west and his face pointed towards the Kaaba in Mecca.

The area was later refurbished during the era of Umayyad Caliph Omar bin Abdulaziz, after its walls had been steadily collapsing over the years.

Al-Hashmi adds that the only door leading to the room nowadays is located at the room’s eastern side and is 600 years old.

Inside the room, there is the bed of the Prophet’s daughter, Fatimah, where all the gifts presented to the shrine were kept for many years, before the Ottoman rulers transferred them to the Topkapi Palace Museum in Istanbul, where they remain until now.

Al-Hashmi adds that the chamber’s floor is covered with reddish sands and is almost 60 centimeters below ground level.

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