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Al Tawba Mosque - Tabuk Province

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Al Tawba Mosque, Tabuk Saudi Arabia
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The Al Tawba Mosque is a mosque in Tabuk, that was also referred to as the Castle Mosque as it is located near the Tabuk Castle. Due to its link with the Battle of Tabuk, the mosque is considered a very important landmark in the Tabuk region. During the Prophet’s Peace Be Upon Him (PBUH) stay at the mosque in the 7th century AD, it was also referred to as the Messenger’s Mosque.

Importance in Islam

In 630 AD, for 20 days, the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) camped at the location now known as Al Tawba Mosque as it was near a running spring at that time. The Prophet (PBUH) had arrived here with 30,000 men for the Battle of Tabuk. The famous battle was supposed to be fought against the Romans, but it did not take place. However, while the Prophet was praying during his stay, Surah At Tawba, the ninth chapter of the Quran, was revealed, which is why the mosque is called Al Tawba Mosque. 

Architecture

Originally, the mosque was built out of bricks, mud, and palm-tree trunks during the rule of Caliph Omar bin Abdulaziz. In 1652 the Ottomans rebuilt it, and the most recent reconstruction was done in the early 20th century. Now it has one minaret, a traditional arched entrance, and a massive prayer hall with plush carpet and beautiful chandeliers. 

 

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Al Tawba Mosque, Tabuk Saudi Arabia

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Nauman Sheikh

Nauman Sheikh

07/02/2022 01:48

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It is also known as the Repentance Mosque. It was originally built with mud and roofed with palm trunk trees. It was restored in 1652. Eventually, its complete renewal was ordered by the late King Faisal ibn Abdul-Aziz, along the pattern of the Prophet's Mosque in Al-Medinah. This Masjid is historical and my childhood Masjid we use to pray Jummah prayer. Our beloved Prophet Muhammad SAW prayed here while returning from Gazwa Tabuk. Always feel peaceful, I recommend to visit here.
Wali Muhammad

Wali Muhammad

03/25/2022 09:39

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Amazing historic site I feel honored to be here. Saudi Arabia has amazing muslim history
AS

AS

08/14/2021 16:23

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Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him prayed in this area
shahad

shahad

08/14/2021 16:23

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Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him prayed in this area
Aftab farooqui

Aftab farooqui

03/27/2021 19:03

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“Tawba Mosque”, Tabuk, Saudi Arabia The Prophet Muhammad(SAW) prayed here when he arrived with 30,000 men in AD 630 for the Battle of Tabuk against the Byzantines. The battle never took place, but while here, the Quran's ninth chapter, Surah At Tawba, was revealed. At Tawba Mosque was originally made of bricks, mud and palm-tree trunks. The Ottomans rebuilt it in 1652.
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