Mosques in Medina

This page attempts to enlist all the mosques in the city of Medina.

Date Landscape Notes Reference
c. 709 CE The main entrance of the Masjid u Shajarah with its iconic minaret to the left. It is one of the Miqaat stations (places where ihram is put on), situated in Dhul Hulaifah.
c. 700 CE Masjid e Ejabah (Ijabah Mosque) also known as Masjid Bani Muawiya or Masjid al-Mubahalah is approx. 385 meters to the north of Jannat ul-Baqi. It is known as Masjid e Ijabah (the mosque of approval/acceptance) and is approx. 600 meters away from Masjid al-Nabawi in the Bani Muawiya district.
c. 627 CE The al-Fatah Mosque, one of the Seven Mosques, at the site of the Battle of Ahzab, view towards west. Largest of the seven mosques is Al-Fath on a hilltop near the western side of Sal’ mountain. It was built when Umar ibn Abd Al-Aziz was governor of Madinah in the years 87 to 93 after Hijrah (705 CE to 711 CE). It was rebuilt in 575 H (1179 CE). It was then rebuilt again during the reign of the Ottoman Sultan Abd Al-Majid I in 1851. N/A
c. 627 CE Masjid al-Manaratain, mosque of the two minarets, (also known as the Masjid e Bani Dinaar) originally a crude basalt structure it was rebuilt and expanded during the reign of Fahad bin Abdul 'Aziz in 1424 HJ./2003 CE. It is situated on the main highway going towards Mecca near al-Anbariya. N/A
c. 627 CE An old picture of Masjid al-Nabawi (the mosque of the Prophet), before N/A
c. 627 CE The facade of the mosque of Salman Farsi. The Salman Al-Farisi Mosque is located south of al-Fath Mosque, 20 meters from the base of Sal' mountain. It is named after Salman, the companion of the Prophet Muhammad who recommended digging a trench to fortify the city during Ghazwa-i Ahzab. It has one hall at 7 meters long and 2 meters wide. Originally built when Umar ibn Abd Al-Aziz was governor of Madinah. In 575 H (1179 CE) it was rebuilt on the orders of minister Said Al-Deen Abu Al-Haija. It was rebuilt again during the reign of the Ottoman Sultan Abd Al-Majid I.
c. 700 CE Masjid Quba, it was the last stop made by the prophet Muhammad during his flight from Mecca before reaching Medina. It's construction was initiated by prophet Muhammad and was completed by the companions, it was left in ruins by 1905 CE, rebuilt as a simple structure and renovated by the mid of the twentieth century.
c. 627 CE The south-eastern exposure of Mosque of Umer at the site of Ghazwa-i Khandaq is located at the site of the command post of Umer ibn Khattab during the battle. N/A
c. 700 CE Masjid e Qiblatain (Mosque of the two Qiblas), the revelation about changing the Qiblah and bowing towards Kaaba in Mecca was given here during a Zohar (noon) prayer to prophet Muhammad.
c. 1950 CE abu-Bakr al-Siddique Mosque in Medina. It is situated close to Masjid al-Ghamamah, according to a tradition prophet Muhammad prayed Eid prayer at this site, and abu Bakr after Him during His Caliphate, so it was attributed to Him.
c. 627 CE Mosque of Ali ibn abi Talib, behind the main gate are the stairs that lead to the main building of the Mosque, east of Fatimah Mosque on a high rectangular hilltop. It is 8.5 meters long and 6.5 meters wide. It has one small step. It is likely to have been built and renovated with al-Fath Mosque.
c. Masjid e abu Ayub Ansari, it was situated at the approximate location where once the house of abu Ayub stood to the north-eastern direction from the Tomb of Prophet Muhammad. It was situated at the distance of some 80 feet from the current Bab ul-Baqi and was incorporated in the Masjid al-Nabawi during the second Saudi Expansion.
c. 1760 CE Masjid Shaikhain (literally: Mosque of the Two) marks the spot where according to the tradition Prophet prayed salah on the eve of the battle of Uhud on the 14th Sha’ban 3Hj./625 CE. It's name points towards a tradition of a wresteling match between two boys (Rafe'y and Jundub) before Ghazwa-i uhud to prove their worthiness to participate in battle despite their young ages.
c. 1760 CE Remains of the exterior walls of the al-Fasah' mosque, it was built where prophet Muhammad is believed to have offered noon prayer (Zohar) during the battle of Uhud. Only some of the wall structure and mehrab remains on east, south and west and is enclosed within iron railings. It is situated almost 4.5 kilometers from Masjid al-Nabawi.
c. 1760 CE Masjid e Mistarah, is located where according to the tradition the Muslim army camped on its way back from the Battle of Uhud to Medina.
c. 1446 CE Masjid e Omar ibn al-Khattab, built by Shams al-Din Mohammed bin Ahmed Slaoui, according to tradition it is located at the spot where Umar ibn Khattab met prophet Muhammad and was blessed.
c. 627 CE Mosque of Fatima al-Zahra, at the site of the Ahzab, also known as Mus'ad ibn Mo'az Mosque. It is the smallest of the group and measures 4 meters by 3 meters. It has one small step. It has a similar structure to other mosques in the area and may have been built during the Ottoman era, most likely during the reign of Sultan Abd Al-Majid I in 1851.
c. 627 CE The abu-Bakr Mosque at the site of the Battle of Ahzab. Seen here near the bottom of the picture, the mosque no longer exists as it was razed to make space available for the parking lot at the site. The picture of mosque of Omar in the center is also the old building, the Masjid e Faitimah (top right corner) and Masjid e Ali (top left corner) are also visbile.
c. 627 CE Masjid Atban ibn Malik (picture not verified) is located at the site where prophet Muhammad offered Salah and supplicated on the request of Atban ibn Malik who was blind. The site was the location of his (Atban ibn Malik) house. It was situated approx. 60km south of al-Jum'a Mosque.
c. 1250 CE Facade of the Masjid al-Ghamamah, situated close to the Prophet's Mosque, according to the tradition
c. 700 CE Masjid Ali ibn abi Talib, it is situated 290 meters from the Masjid al-Nabawi and 122 meters from Masjid Ghamamah. The tradition behind its atribution to Ali ibn abi Talib is not precisely known.
c. 700 CE Masjid Imam al-Bukhari is said to have been built where Imam bukhari stayed during his visit to Medina, but this is highly unlikely.
c. 700 CE The remains of Masjid-i Misbah, also known as Masjid bani Harithah, according to the tradition is the first ever masjid where Rasool Allah Prayed fajr in as he reached Madina. Seen here the mehrab in the qiblah wall. Current structure dates back to the Ottoman era circa 1850 CE.
c. 700 CE Masjid-e Sajdah, also known as the abu Zar al-Ghafari Mosque today, renovated in 1421 Hj./2000 CE it is situated 900 meters north of Masjid an-Nabawi. According to a tradition it is called Masjid-e Sajdah because prophet Muhammad prostrated due to gratitude as he receieved news of Salwat from angel Jibraeel.
c. 700 CE Masjid e Tahniyat ul Wada'a, as seen from abu Bakr al-Siddique road, Medina.
c. 700 CE Masjid-e al-Saqiya, near Bir al-Sakiye (Well of Saqiye), this is where prophet Muhammad camped as he returned from Battle of Badr. The mosque has three domes, without minaret, originally built during Ottoman era, it was recently renovated by Fahad bin Abdul Aziz in 1423 Hj.
c. 700 CE Masjid Bani Haram, located in al-Fath, west of Jabl-e Sila', it situated where the dwellings of Bani Haram of al-Khazarj tribe were located. According to tradition prophet Muhammad prayed at this site when the food was prolifirated by him while digging the trench.
c. 700 CE Masjid e Jumu'a (Friday Mosque) is according to the tradition the first mosque where the first Jumua' prayer was offered by Muslims after the Migration. Initially it was used only for the Friday prayers and remained close for others. Located on As Salam Road, Medina it was recently renovated from an older and much smaller Ottoman structure.
c. 1908 CE Masjid e Ambariye was built as a part of the Hejaz Railway project next to the el-Muazzem Railway Station.
c. This is an old picture of Masjid Al-Fadhikh also known as the Masjid e Shams (Sun Mosque) was built at the location where prophet Muhammad offered Salah during the battle with Banu Nadir in Medina. It was extensively renovated during the third and fourth decade and stood until late 1960s, now there is a small cemetery at the location. Also the mosque is called al-Fadhikh, as it is a beverage made from palm fruit which is not ripe, and the verses containing the prohibition of alcohalic beverages are believed to have been revealed here as well. It is situated approx. 3.5 kilometers from Masjid al-Nabawi and aprrox. 1 kilometer from Masjid-e Quba.
c. The main courtyard of Masjid e Ahzaab, the latest mosque built at the site of Ghazwa-i Khandaq.
c. The facade and the main entrance to the Masjid e Areesh, situated at the site where during the Battle of Badr the command post of Muhammad was pitched.
Latest Update: September 30, 2016
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