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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 to the south-east from the Masjid al-Haram. It is the place where Muhammad's wife, grandfather, and other ancestors are buried.
Many of Muhammad's relatives were buried in the cemetery before he migrated for Medina in the Hijra of September 622. Many domes and structures have been built or rebuilt over famous graves over the years.
Famous historical figures buried here include:
- Abu Talib ibn Abdul-Muttalib, uncle of Muhammad and father of Ali
- Abd Manaf, great-great-grandfather of Muhammad
- Hashim, great-grandfather of Muhammad
- Abdul Mutallib, grandfather of Muhammad
- Khadija, first wife of Muhammad and mother of their progeny
- Abu Turab al-Zahiri, 20th-century Muslim cleric
- Muhammad Alawi al-Maliki, 20th-century Sunni Muslim cleric
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 protests by the international Islamic community.
Some Shiites 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". Shiites continue to protest the Saudi government's demolition of these shrines.
- Jannatul Baqee
- Baab Sagheer
- Holiest sites in Sunni Islam
- Holiest sites in Shia Islam
- Holiest sites in Sufi Islam
- http://www.al-islam.org/shrines/baqi.htm History of the cemetery of Jannat al-Baqi