The “Mushrooms’ of The Nabawi refer to the ‘umbrellas’ placed at the open spaces of the Al Masjid An Nabawi or commonly known as The Nabawi Mosque or The Prophet’s Mosque, in Madinah, Saudi Arabia.

The mosque is considered as the second holiest site in Islam, after Masjid Al Haram or commonly known as the Grand Mosque of Mecca, with the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem the third holiest.

The ‘mushrooms’ of the Nabawi will open to provide much-needed shade in the afternoon, whilst at night and in the mornings, it will be kept ‘closed’.

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The ‘Mushrooms’ of The Nabawi in ‘full bloom’. (photo credit : nachmeinemeinung ; @ all rights reserved)
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The ‘Mushrooms’ in ‘full bloom’, providing much-needed shade to pilgrims congregating at the Nabawi. (photo credit : nachmeinemeinung ; @ all rights reserved)
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The ‘Mushrooms’ lined to provide shade at all open spaces, from the ‘hot’ midday sun. (photo credit : nachmeinemeinung ; @ all rights reserved)
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The ‘Mushrooms’ are also placed within the Nabawi, to perform the same function as when placed in the open spaces outside the main area of the Nabawi. (photo credit : nachmeinemeinung ; @ all rights reserved)