Larger than the old city

The current mosque is more than 100 times the size of the original building. This means that the current mosque covers almost the entire area of the old city itself.  This is evident from the fact that whereas Jannat Al-Baqi cemetery was on the outskirts of the city during the time of the Prophet ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him), it now borders the precincts of the current mosque grounds.