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  • 5 Pounds 1985, KM# 584, Egypt, 4th International Conference of the Prophet Sunnah and Sira
  • 5 Pounds 1985, KM# 584, Egypt, 4th International Conference of the Prophet Sunnah and Sira
Description

In Islam, Sunnah (Arabic: سنة‎, sunnah), are the traditions and practices of the Islamic prophet, Muhammad, that constitute a model for Muslims to follow. The sunnah is what all the Muslims of Muhammad's time, evidently saw and followed and passed on to the next generations.

As-Seerah an-Nabawiyyah (Arabic: السيرة النبوية‎, romanized: as-Sīrah an-Nabawiyyah), commonly shortened to Sīra, and translated as prophetic biography, are the traditional Muslim biographies of Muhammad from which, in addition to the Quran and trustable Hadiths, most historical information about his life and the early period of Islam is derived.

Obverse

Depicts the Prophet's Mosque (Dome and Minaret of the mosque) and crescent above. The seventh verse of chapter 59 from the Holy Quran "And whatever the Messenger has given you - take; and what he has forbidden you - refrain from" above.

Al-Masjid an-Nabawi (Arabic: المسجد النبوي‎), known in English as The Prophet's Mosque, and also known as Al Haram Al Madani and Al Haram Al Nabawi by locals, is a mosque built by the Islamic prophet Muhammad in the city of Medina in the Al Madinah Province of Saudi Arabia. It was the second mosque built by Muhammad in Medina, after Masjid Quba'a, and is now one of the largest mosques in the world. It is the second holiest site in Islam, after the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca.

After an expansion during the reign of the Umayyad caliph Al-Walid I, it now incorporates the final resting place of Muhammad and the first two Rashidun caliphs Abu Bakr and Umar. One of the most notable features of the site is the Green Dome in the southeast corner of the mosque, originally Aisha's house, where the tomb of Muhammad is located. Many pilgrims who perform the Hajj also go to Madinah to visit (Ziyarah) the Green Dome. The mosque is located at the heart of Madinah and is a major pilgrimage site.

و ما اتاكم الرسول فخذوه وما نهاكم عنه فانتهوا

Reverse

Depicts the Minaret of Al-Azhar Mosque, the globe behind it and the state name "Arab Republic of Egypt" below. Denomination above the globe, dates (Hegira and Gregorian) below. The inscription "4th International Conference of the Prophet Sunnah and Sira" above.

Al-Azhar Mosque (Arabic: الجامع الأزهر‎, romanized: al-Jāmiʿ al-ʾAzhar, lit. 'The Resplendent Congregational Mosque'), known simply in Egypt as al-Azhar, is an Egyptian mosque in Islamic Cairo. Al-Mu'izz li-Din Allah of the Fatimid dynasty commissioned its construction for the newly established capital city in 970. Its name is usually thought to derive from az-Zahrāʾ (meaning "the shining one"), a title given to Fatimah. It was the first mosque established in Cairo, a city that has since gained the nickname "the City of a Thousand Minarets".

المؤتمر العالمي الرابع للسيرة والسنة النبوية
٥ جـ
جمهورية مصر العربية
الأزهر
صفر ١٤٠٦ - نوفمبر ١٩٨٥

Edge
Characteristics
Type Commemorative Issue (Non-circulating)
Material Silver
Fineness 0.720
Weight 17.5 g
Diameter 37.2 mm
Thickness 2 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Mint
Cairo Mint

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