View your list of saved words. (You can log in using Facebook.)
House of worship built on the site of Muhammad's house in Medina, considered one of the three holiest places of Islam. It was originally a simple brick structure surrounding an enclosed courtyard where people gathered to hear Muhammad. Muhammad later built roofed galleries to shelter his visitors, and in 628 a pulpit was added to raise him above the crowd. In 706 Caliph al-Walid I pulled down the original building and built a mosque on the site, which contains Muhammad's tomb. The mosque served as the model for later Islamic architecture.
This entry comes from Encyclopædia Britannica Concise. For the full entry on Prophet's Mosque, visit Britannica.com.
Seen & Heard
What made you look up Prophet's Mosque? Please tell us what you were reading, watching or discussing that led you here.