26 Aug 2012
Youm-e-Inhaydam Jannat-ul-Baqi (8th Shawaal)
Jannat ul-Baqi, literally meaning "Tree Garden of Heaven" is one of the largest cemeteries in the Muslim world, containing more than 7000 bodies, located across the mosque of the Prophet in the city of Medina, Saudi Arabia. The graveyard today contains the bodies of many of the companions of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and other members of his family, including four Shi`a Imams.
Once a site with beautifully constructed mausoleums, the graveyard architecture has been destroyed twice by the Wahhabis, once in 1806 and finally in 1925.
Al-Baqi literally means the "garden of trees" in Arabic. It is the largest cemetery in the old city, dating back to the sixth century. The cemetery originated from the time of the Prophet Muhammad himself and consists of several of his children, grandchildren and renowned companions. The graveyard is in particular important to Shi`ite Muslims