Jannat al-Mu'alla

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Jannatul Mualla ( جنة المعلى - Garden of the Mualla ) also known as Al-Hajun, is a famous cemetery located in Mecca, present-day Saudi Arabia some distance away from the Masjid al-Haram (The Sacred Mosque) to the southeast. It is the place where Muhammad's wife, grandfather, and other ancestors are buried.[citation needed]

Garden of the Mualla
Jannat-ul-Maualla at present.JPG
Jannatul Mualla
Established Pre-Islamic
Location Mecca
Country Present-day Saudi Arabia
Type Muslim
Owned by State
Size State Secret
Number of graves State Secret
Jannatul Mualla before 1925, during the Ottoman period.


Many of Muhammad's relatives were buried in the cemetery before he migrated for Medina in the Hijra of September 622.[citation needed] Many domes and structures have been built or rebuilt over famous graves over the years.

Notable interments[edit]

Famous historical figures buried here include:

mousoleum Khadija, Jannatul Mualla cemetery, in Mecca, before its destruction by Saud


Tombs in this cemetery were demolished in 1925, the same year that the mausoleums in Jannatul Baqee were demolished by Saudi King, Ibn Saud. This happened despite protest by the international Islamic community.[3]

Some Shi'i continue to mourn the day the House of Saud demolished shrines in al-Baqi', which has been named yaum e gham or "Day of Sorrow". Shi'i continue to protest the Saudi government's demolition of these shrines.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ -. "Abdul muttalib". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdul-Muttalib. 
  2. ^ "abdul muttalib burial place". www.wikipedia.com.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help);
  3. ^ http://www.al-islam.org/shrines/baqi.htm. HISTORY OF THE CEMETERY OF JANNAT AL-BAQI

Coordinates: 21°26′13″N 39°49′45″E / 21.43694°N 39.82917°E / 21.43694; 39.82917