BAB AS-SALAM, the Door of Greeting, or the Door of Peace. Umar ibn Khattab RadhiAllahu anhu was the first to establish the origianl Bab As-Salam. It has become the preferred door to enter for seeking an audience with our Noble Prophet SallAllahu alaihi wasallam, as one greets his resplendent head first, Allahu Akbar!
O Allah, grant us acceptance among Your Friends and Angels under the banner of Your Prophet here and hereafter.
O Messenger of Allah, Salam Alaik! We come to you burdened with sins and countless requests and needs, we come seeking your intercession with our Lord, pleading for His generosity.
O Allah, we turn to You with Your Prophet of Mercy.
O Allah, send continual, renewed, revived and endless blessings, peace and felicitations upon Your Chosen One , his family and companions, Ameen.
O Allah, open the door of greeting in our hearts wherever we may be, enabling our tongues to be constant with salutations upon Your Habib. Ameen
A pictorial history.
Water carriers; compare todays method in the photos below.
Bab Salam square 1390 AH. Sakeefat Al-Rasas on the right which included a hospital.
Al-Ein Azzarqaa building constructed during the Saud era.
After the first Saud extension.
From the inside.
Bab As-Salam, the Dome of Peace and Jannatul Baqi!
The last four photos taken this afternoon after Asr, SubhanAllah the breeze so festive. So many recently arrived pilgrims in a state of awe and wonder, enjoying the mild weather and the fragrance from our Beloved Al-Mustafa filling the air, Masha’Allah.
All good is from Allah Ta’ala whereas mistakes are from this humble speck. May Allah Ta’ala Bless all readers, bringing you all closer to Him and His Rasul SallAllahu alaihi wasallam. May He accept our humble efforts and grant us the capacity to be good and do good. Ameen.