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The Seven Mosques (Saba Masajid) - Madinah

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The Seven Mosques, As Sih, Medina Saudi Arabia
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The Seven Mosques, also known as the Saba Masjid (Saba Masajid), are a complex of small, historic mosques located on the western side of the Sala’ Mountain in the Blessed City of Medina. ‘Saba’’ means seven and they were named so because the group originally consisted of seven mosques. However, as of today, there are six mosques that are part of the complex. These mosques are near a part of the trench which the Muslims dug during the Battle of The Trench (Khandaq) during the lifetime of the Prophet (Peace and Blessings Be Upon Him) time to defend the City of Medina from the Quraysh and thus hold a very important historic significance in Islam.

The Mosques

Each of the six mosques has a historical association with the Battle of Trench. The first mosque in the complex is the Al Fath Mosque which is the largest of all the mosques in the complex and is named so because of ‘Fatah’ or victory during the Battle of Trench. 

The second mosque is the Salman Al Farsi Mosque, which was named after the Sahabah, Salman Al Farsi (RA) who led the construction of the trench during the battle. The third mosque is the Abu Bakr Siddiq Mosque (RA) which is located 15 meters to the southeast of Salman Al Farsi Mosque.

Other famous mosques in the complex include the Umar ibn Khattab Mosque, the Ali bin Abi Talib Mosque, and the Fatima Al Zahra Mosque, named after the Blessed Companions of Prophet (Peace and Blessings Be Upon Him), may God be pleased with them all.  The striking features of these mosques are their small sizes, unique designs, and varying architecture, 

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The Seven Mosques, As Sih, Medina Saudi Arabia

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Habeeb Ur Rahman

Habeeb Ur Rahman

09/30/2022 04:01

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Ma Sha Allah vey big masjid in the area of Al Khandaq Battle. There were seven mosques in the area, 3 demolished and this big masjid constructed.
UsAmA YaQo0b

UsAmA YaQo0b

09/11/2022 09:51

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The Seven Mosques (Arabic: المساجد السبعة Al-Masajid As-Sab'ah) or Sab'u Masajid is a complex of six small historic and often visited mosques in the city of Medina, Saudi Arabia. The complex consists of six mosques in spite of the name "Sab'ah" means "seven", because it included the Masjid al-Qiblatayn originally. Although the mosque is often visited by pilgrims, Saudi sources claim that there are no accounts in the order from the Islamic prophet Muhammad or in Sharia regarding the virtue of visiting these mosques.The prophet said: "You do not force yourself for preparation of visiting except these three mosques: Al-Masjid an-Nabawi, Masjid al-Haram, and Al-Aqsa Mosque. But recently there is a push towards saving this as cultural and religious heritage. Like referred below for Masjid Ali bin Abu Talib.
Othman Mohammad

Othman Mohammad

09/05/2022 19:55

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Ma Sha Allah vey big masjid in the area of Al Khandaq Battle. There were seven mosques in the area, 3 demolished and this big masjid constructed. Very nice parking area is available. You need to use the stairs to enter the masjid as it is on hight. There is a slope for wheelchair.
CriticalGirl

CriticalGirl

08/16/2022 08:12

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No wonder so many good reviews are from men. They're allowed to go and see the beautiful mosque from inside. They get the big, main and fancy area. Women get the dingy, side entrance, small carpeted room. Such a regressive country. They didn't even let us at least go and take pictures in the actual mosque because it's for the males. Disgusting.
MOHSIN SHAH

MOHSIN SHAH

06/29/2022 02:18

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These Seven Masjid is sacred place of Muslims. These masjids are made on the location where Muslims stayed during Ghazwah e Khandaq. (The battle of TRENCH). Dated. Monday, 29 December 626 CE - Saturday, 24 January 627 CE. The Battle of the Trench (Arabic: غزوة الخندق, romanized: Ghazwat al-Khandaq), also known as the Battle of Khandaq (Arabic: معركة الخندق, romanized: Ma’rakah al-Khandaq) and the Battle of the Confederates (Arabic: غزوة الاحزاب, romanized: Ghazwat al-Ahzab), was a 27-day-long defense by Muslims of Yathrib (now Medina) from Arab and Jewish tribes. The strength of the confederate armies is estimated at around 10,000 men with six hundred horses and some camels, while the Medinan defenders numbered 3,000. The largely outnumbered defenders of Medina, mainly Muslims led by the Islamic prophet Muhammad, dug a trench on the suggestion of Salman the Persian,[5] which, together with Medina's natural fortifications, rendered the confederacy's cavalry (consisting of horses and camels) useless, locking the two sides in a stalemate. Hoping to make several attacks at once, the confederates persuaded the Muslim-allied Medinan Jews, Banu Qurayza, to attack the city from the south. However, Muhammad's diplomacy derailed the negotiations, and broke up the confederacy against him. The well-organized defenders, the sinking of confederate morale, and poor weather conditions caused the siege to end in a fiasco. The siege was a "battle of wits", in which the Muslims tactically overcame their opponents while suffering very few casualties. Efforts to defeat the Muslims failed, and Islam became influential in the region. As a consequence, the Muslim army besieged the area of the Banu Qurayza tribe, leading to their surrender. The defeat caused the Meccans to lose their trade and much of their prestige.[
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