Guardian of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) mosque Ahmed Ali Yaseen passes away
Shaykh Agha Ahmed Ali Yaseen, one of the last four remaining Guardians (Aghwats) of Roza-e-Rasool (SAW) whose job was to take care of Masjid al-Nabawi and the burial chamber of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) has passed away in Madinah, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
The TV channel reported he was buried in Jannat Baqi graveyard in Madinah.
It may be mentioned that Agha Ahmad Ali Yassin who was among four remaining Aghwat (khadim) in Madinah.
He served the Masjid of the Messenger of Allah Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) for over 50 years.
مدینہ منورہ، روضہ رسول اللہ ﷺ کے خادم احمد علی یاسین انتقال کرگئےPosted by 24 News HD on Tuesday, 3 November 2020
It is pertinent to note the photographs of the last remaining Guardians (Agawat) of the Prophet’s Mosque were captured by Saudi photographer Adel Quraishi.
Since the Ottoman Empire, the keys to this holy site and the mosque’s minbar have been kept by a group of eunuchs originally from Abyssinia, known as the Guardians. Once numbering in the thousands, the Guardians date back to the 11th Century as keepers of the keys to the Prophet Muhammad’s burial chamber.
In 2013 Adel Quraishi was commissioned by the Governor of Madinah to produce portraits of the then eight remaining Guardians as an historic documentation of their final generation, with four having passed away since their portraits were taken, as per the Haramain Archives Facebook page.