Baqiul Qharqad | Qarqad is the name of grown Oxthorn, a thorn tree that grows extensively in the Baqi, nick-named as the tree of Jews.
This place is the cemetery of the people of Medina, which was located outside the boundaries of the city. Today it is located within Medina for being expanded after demolishing the fence.
It still marks the cemetery of the people of Medina. The Baqi known as Baqi Al-Ammat (Baqi of Aunts), i.e. the aunts of the Prophet (PBUH) was added thereto.
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Following Prophet Footprints is an application operated without the need for an internet connection to download all the holy sites the beloved’s foot treaded on, stated accurately on navigation maps, easy to arrive at and visit, and as mentioned in his biography (Seerah). It aims to help pilgrims or visitors of Al-Medinah Al- Munawrah or those striving to know these sites to rethink/learn lessons while visualizing the image of Mekka Al-Mukarramah or Al- Medinah Al- Munawrah at the times of the beloved (pbuh). It also precisely shows all sacred sites the beloved foot walked on either in Mekka or Al- Medinah or on his migration route or during his battles, particularly after most of these landmarks had obliterated due to the expansion of the Two Venerable Sanctuaries (Al-Haramein) or due to absolutism of modern construction on expense of these holy places or due to lack of interest to show them.