5 facts about Hazrat Hawwa grave in Jeddah

The grave of Hazrat Hawwa عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ is in Jeddah, only 70 km away from the place where Prophet Adam عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ is buried. Hawwa عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ was the first woman and the second human being on the earth.

The whole graveyard is named after the first woman on Earth, Hawwa عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ. Here are some facts about it;

مقبرة حواء - grave of hawwa in Jeddah

1- The grace of  Hawwa عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ was somewhere around 120 meters long and 3 meters wide. These were, however, the original dimensions and over time deterioration has reduced the size of her tomb.

2- The Graveyard where Hawwa عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ is buried has a sign on the gate that reads “مقبرة حواء” meaning the grave of Eve. However, there are no headstones or any names that could mark the exact spot of her burial.

The photo of the grave of Hawwa taken in 1908
The photo of the grave of Hawwa taken in 1908

3- The above arrangements were purposely done so that nobody could ever venerate this historical site.

4- Jeddah, literally means Grandmother in Arabic, hence one of the tales lay claim that the city of Jeddah was named after our universal grandmother Hawwa عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ.

5- However, some people claim that the city got the name Jeddah from the location of the city. Originally the city was pronounced as Juddah which translates to the seashore in Arabic and hence has nothing to do with Hawwa عَلَيْهِ ٱلسَّلَامُ.

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Steve has been living in Saudi Arabia since 2013 and writing about Saudi rules, regulations, guides, and procedures since then.