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Sejarah Pemakaman Baqi, Areal Makam Jemaah Haji yang Meninggal di Madinah Berdampingan dengan Sahabat dan Keluarga Rasulullah

History of Baqi Cemetery, Burial Area of Pilgrims Who Passed Away in Madinah Adjacent to the Companions and Family of the Prophet Muhammad

Dream - Does Dream's friend know about the Baqi cemetery area in Madinah when hearing about hajj or umrah pilgrims who passed away in the Holy Land? Usually, their bodies are not brought back to their home country but rather buried in that area. Several hadiths explain that there are privileges that a pilgrim will receive if they die in the sacred land. One of them is mentioned in the following hadith: "And whoever dies in one of the sacred lands (Makkah and Madinah), surely they will not be held accountable and their deeds will not be reckoned, then it will be said to them, 'Enter Paradise'" (HR. Al-Baihaqi).

One of the Haram lands is the Baqi cemetery area which is widely used for burying Hajj or Umrah pilgrims. According to information, Baqi Al Gharqad cemetery is located in the city of Madinah, Saudi Arabia, with a very spacious area and without tombstones like burial places in Indonesia.

The History of Baqi Cemetery, the Burial Area of Hajj Pilgrims who Died in Madinah alongside the Companions and Family of the Prophet
The History of Baqi Cemetery, the Burial Area of Hajj Pilgrims who Died in Madinah alongside the Companions and Family of the Prophet

Even, this cemetery has a long and meaningful history. Want to know what its history is like? Here's how Dream summarized it through various sources.

"History of Baqi Cemetery"

The Baqi Cemetery is an Islamic burial area located in Madinah, Saudi Arabia. According to history, this cemetery has been used since ancient times, specifically during the pre-Islamic era and was used by the Yathrib community, which were the early inhabitants of the city of Madinah.

After the Prophet Muhammad saw migrated, this burial area was used as the final resting place for Muslims who died in Madinah. It is important for Dream friends to know that in this Baqi cemetery, it became the place where the companions and the family of the Prophet saw were buried. There are about 10,000 companions and family members of the Prophet saw buried in Baqi. Except for Khadijah ra who was buried in Ma'la, Makkah. In addition, there are also several great Islamic scholars who were buried in Baqi.

Jemaah Haji atau Umrah yang Meninggal Dimakamkan di Baqi

"Pilgrims or Umrah who passed away are buried in Baqi"

"Maybe there are some people who do not know where the deceased hajj or umrah pilgrims are buried. This is because usually their bodies are not brought back to their home country."

Yes, pilgrims and umrah who die in Madinah are buried in the Baqi cemetery. In fact, many of the pilgrims hope to die in Madinah, then be prayed in the Masjid Nabawi, and buried in Baqi. This is because there are special privileges that will be obtained if one dies in that holy place. Where Prophet Muhammad saw will give intercession for those who die in Madinah. As explained in a hadith: "Whoever among you can die in Madinah, then let him die (in Madinah) because whoever dies in Madinah, then I will be a witness or intercessor for him on the Day of Judgment."

Baqi Cemetery Does Not Use Tombstones

As is known, the Baqi Al Gharqad cemetery is the oldest and largest as well as the longest-standing cemetery in Madinah.

Baqi Cemetery Does Not Use Tombstones

The tomb located next to Masjid Nabawi is different from the tombs that Dream's friends usually see. It is not equipped with a gravestone and there is no writing either. There is only a stone that serves as a marker. The burial system in Baqi is to stack one corpse on top of another. So it is quite difficult to find relatives who are buried in this cemetery. Nevertheless, in hadith it is explained that there are virtues obtained if buried in Baqi Al Gharqad. Namely, the grave digger in this place will be resurrected first on the Day of Judgment after Prophet Muhammad saw.

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