The picture above shows Jannatul Ma’la, the principle historical graveyard in Makkah which is located in a valley east of the Masjid ul Haram. Several members of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him)’s family and many Sahabah (may Allah be pleased with them) are buried here.

The following personalities are buried in this graveyard:

  • Ummul Mu’mineen Khadeejah (may Allah be pleased with her), the first wife of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him)
  • Qasim, the eldest son of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) from his wife Khadija (may Allah be pleased with her); he died in infancy.
  • Abdullah, the second son of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) from his wife Khadija (may Allah be pleased with her); he was also known as Tahir and Tayyab.
  • Abu Talib – the uncle of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him)
  • Abdul Muttalib – the grandfather of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him)

Please note that on no account should anybody pray towards a grave or seek supplication through them as this is tantamount to committing shirk, associating partners with Allah (Glorified and Exalted is He).

References:  Wikipedia

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