Makkah Province
Islamic History

Qantara Mosque (Masjid Madhoon) - Taif

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Masjid e Madhoon (Taif), Taif Saudi Arabia
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Description

Taif is located 70km from Makkah, and one of the historical places it is known for is the Qantara Mosque.

Structure

Qantara Mosque is also known as Al-Madhoun Mosque and it is a small Masjid that is located in Al-Mathnah neighborhood and was built around 162 years ago. Built during the Ottoman era, the design of the mosque was inspired from Abbasid architecture due to this it gives off the impression of being ancient. The mosque has retained its old fashioned structure even on the inside and has a very distinctive minaret that is unlike any other. The circular minaret looks like a cylinder and ends with a spherical peak. A cyclic ladder leads up to the top of the minaret along with a door that opens to the roof of the Masjid. People can climb up the minaret and view the fields, hilly slopes, and mountains.

History

On the opposite side of the mosque is a farm where Prophet Muhammad rested after he was expelled from Taif. This area was known for its fruits at that time. In that farm, the Prophet was then offered fruit by a grape farmer who was a Christian and later converted to Islam. Locals claim that this is where Hazrat Ali performed his official tasks as well. Pilgrims like to visit the mosque and offer two rakat nafl prayers in it. 

 

Destination Type
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Islamic History
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Location

Masjid e Madhoon (Taif), Taif Saudi Arabia

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Khatheer Ahamed

Khatheer Ahamed

10/25/2023 04:46

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It was built by Hazrat Ali, may Allah be pleased with him.
Mamun chowdhury

Mamun chowdhury

10/22/2023 11:21

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Taif city is very nice, an Arabian Hotel we will take food
Mohammad Hashim

Mohammad Hashim

09/15/2023 08:40

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It was very nice experience and feel proud to visit this kind of historic place.
Anis Ahmed

Anis Ahmed

08/06/2023 06:25

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One can't go inside as it is barricaded, But one can't miss the majesty and grandeur of the beautiful masjid
Ehsan Sani

Ehsan Sani

07/17/2023 22:04

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A Mosque made by Hazrat Ali A.S
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