In Islamic history, there are a great number of landmarks that share a great association with the origin of Islam. Each landmark carries immense significance; with its very own story to tell to the people and the Quba Mosque remains one of them. The importance of the Quba Mosque cannot be denied because this destination carries a special and unique meaning in the hearts of all Muslims around the globe. They come here for Ziyarath purposes traveling through their Hajj Package Deals.

Masjid-e-Quba was the first-ever mosque to be built in the history of Islam. And till today, it stands and serves as a place of worship for those who believe because its importance has also been mentioned in the Holy Quran.

History of Quba Mosque.

During the Hijrah period, the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SAWW) stayed in Quba Mosque for 3 to 4 days, alongside his (SAWW) companion Abu Bakr (RA). This was right before the migration to Madinah. When the Prophet (SAWW) stayed at the Mina region, he (SAWW) ordered the construction of the Quba Mosque during the period of 622 A.D.

The Prophet (SAWW) is known to have personally contributed his (SAWW) labor for its building. Today the mosque stands as the first-ever mosque built in Islam and due to its sanctity, the Prophet (SAWW) visited and prayed at the mosque every Saturday when he was in Madinah.

Important Facts to Know about Quba Mosque.


Masjid-e-Quba is located in the Quba Village at a one-hour walk, away from the city of Madinah. This holy site was built during the migrating period (Hijrah of the Holy Prophet PBUH). Today, the Quba Mosque stands as one of the most prominent as well as the second-largest mosque in all of Madinah. This is, of course, after the Holy Prophet’s (SAWW) Mosque i.e., Masjid-e-Nabawi.

Architectural Design.

The design of Masjid-e-Quba is such that it has been built containing 7 main entrances and 12 other minor ones. The mosque houses a total of 4 minarets with exactly 56 domes. There are 42 units present to facilitate worshippers for ablution; with 64 male toilets and 32 female toilets. The northern part of this mosque remains reserved for female worshippers only.

Prominent Ziyarath Site.

The Quba Mosque is termed as the third most sacred mosque in all of Saudia Arabia. Therefore, it is deemed mandatory for pilgrims to visit this mosque for Ziyarath when traveling to the holy city of Madinah.

Significance of Quba Mosque from Hadith.

Hazrat Muhammad (SAWW) highlighting the importance of Quba Mosque said; (description) He who purifies himself at his home, comes to Masjid-e-Quba and offers two Rakats therein, he will be rewarded the reward of the performance of an Umrah (lesser pilgrimage).

That’s how important Quba Mosque is in the Islamic religion.

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