Al-Masjid al-Nabawi

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Al-Masjid al-Nabawi

Masjid an-Nabawi (Mosque of the Prophet)

Basic information
Location Madinah, Saudi Arabia
Geographic coordinates 24°28′06″N 39°36′39″E / 24.46833°N 39.61083°E / 24.46833; 39.61083
Affiliation Islam
Region Hejaz
Province Madinah
Architectural description
Architectural type Mosque
Completed 1817
Capacity 600,000 - Capacity increased during Hajj season
Minaret(s) 10
Minaret height 105 m

The Mosque of the Prophet (or Prophet's Mosque, Arabic: المسجد النبوي, [IPA /mæsʤıd ænːæbæwiː]) is the second holiest mosque in Islam. It is in Medina. It is also the second largest mosque in the world after the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca. It is the final resting place of Prophet Muhammad. Masjid al-Haram in Mecca is the holiest and the largest mosque. Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem is the third holiest in Islam. This mosque has ten minarets, built by many chiefs over time. This mosque also has undergone many expansion. The latest was during King Fahd's reign, which increases the size significantly to hold more pilgrims and the adding of air-conditioner into the mosque.