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The Prophet (God's Prayer and Peace be upon him) highly recommended the visit to three mosques, namely the Sacred House (the Ka'ba in Mecca, his own in Medina, and the Masjid al-Aqsa in Jerusalem.

On completing the rites of the Hajj, the pilgrim would do well to set out towards the Mosque of the Prophet at Madina, with its five minarets, and the green dome of the Mausoleum of the Apostle of God.

The moment he steps into this Mosque he has to call to mind all that he knows of the glorious deeds of the Prophet and of his spiritual guidance. He is to remember that in it the Prophet taught Muslims about the tenets of their faith and inculcated in them the principles of brotherhood, justice and equality. On entering the mosque the pilgrim must pray two Rak'as, then proceed to the Mausoleum of the Prophet at which be says these words in greeting: "Peace be upon you, O Messenger of God. I testify that there is no God but Allah, and that you are his Apostle."

It is desirable that the visitor turns eastwards a little to salute the tomb of the Caliph Abu Bakr, and then the tomb of the Caliph Umar Ibn al-Khattab. With the visit the pilgrim's sense of devotion is enhanced by recalling the memories of the glory of Islam. In this sense, this Mosque serves as another fount of inspiration to Muslims throughout the world.

 
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