Seven Mosques (al-Masajid Sab'a)

It is a group of small mosques, actual number of mosques is six, but it is known by the seven mosques. These mosques are located in the western side of the Sela mountain when part of the trench was dug by Muslims in the time of Prophet Muhammad pbuh to defend Medina, when the Quraish marched in with the tribes in the fifth year of Hijra (migration). These mosques are built on the known sites of troops stationed and monitoring sites of the battle in 627 CE. Each mosque’s name is linked to the conquest except for al-Fatah mosque which was built at the site of the dome (Qubba) of the Prophet. The mosques are in a row from north to south: al-Fathah, Salman Farsi Mosque, abu Bakr Mosque, Umer ibn Khattab Mosque, Ali ibn abi Talib Mosque, Mosque of Fatima.

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Circa 627 CE

The al-Fatah Mosque at the site of the Battle of Ahzab. It is a small mosque built at the approximate spot where the command post of prophet Muhammad was pitched during the battle. The most significant and largest of the six historic mosques is al-Fath mosque on the side of Sela mountain. Constructed between 705 and 711 (during the reign of Umar ibn Abd al-Aziz), it was refurbished in 1179 CE. Ottoman Sultan Abdul Majid I rehabilitated it in 1851 CE.

Circa 627 CE

The facade of the mosque of Salman Farsi. It 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 (peace be upon him) who recommended digging a trench to fortify the city from an invasion. A striking feature of the mosques is their small size, it has just one hall at 7 meters long and 2 meters wide. It was also built while Umar ibn abd al-Aziz was governor of Madinah. In 1179 CE (575 Hj.) 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.

Circa 627 CE

The Mosque of Umer at the site of Ghazwa-i Khandaq. The details of its origins are vague, al­though its name indicates that Omar bin al-Khattab, the second caliph, may have had prayed there. The mosque features the same architectural characteristics as the al-Fath mosque, indicating they were constructed during the same period. The mosques, in fact, are utilitarian and without adornment.

Circa 627 CE

The abu-Bakr Mosque (lower white structure), mosque no longer exists as it was razed to make space available for the parking lot at the site. A very vague holds that the Prophet prayed the eid prayer there. The Abu Bakr al-Siddeeq Mosque is 15 meters to the southwest of Salman al-Farisi Mosque. It was reported that abu Bakr, when he was caliph, prayed eid prayer there. This is why it was named after him.

Circa 627 CE

Mosque of Ali ibn abi Talib, behind the main gate are the stairs that lead to the main building of the Mosque. The Ali bin abu Talib mosque is located high on the hilltop, which is in poor condition and measuring only 8.5 metres long and 6.5 metres wide. It has one small step. It is likely to have been built and renovated with al-Fath Mosque.

Circa 627 CE

Mosque of Fatima al-Zahra, also known as Mus'ad ibn Mo'az Mosque. It is the smallest of the group and measures 4 meters by 3 meters. This mosque was built in the Ottoman era during the reign of Sultan Abdul Majid I.

Circa 627 CE

The modern Masjid al-Khandaq, or the Mosque of the “Trench,” which is also referred to as the “Mosque of the Conquest,” is the modern mosque at the site. It is connected to the Battle of the Trench, which took place during the time of the Prophet Muhammad. The mosque is located in the trench area northwest of Madinah.

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