Masjidul Fath

July 18, 2010 at 9:19 pm 6 comments

Places related to Allah’s Messenger (صلى الله عليه و سلم) are of high importance. Then what about places where Rasoolullahi (صلى الله عليه و سلم) had prayed? Yes, there are many places in and around Makkah and Madinah where Rasoolullahi (صلى الله عليه و سلم) offered special prayers. Some places where He prayed for a long time for the Ummah Al Islamiyyah.

It was during battle of Khandaq (called Al Ahzab in Quran) when infidel army from Makkah came to capture and demolish Madinah, the city of Allah’s Messenger (صلى الله عليه و سلم). It was in 5th Hijri year when Rasoolullahi (صلى الله عليه و سلم) and his companions were not well equipped with enough provisions for a battle. Salmanul Farisi (رضي الله عنه) a renowned companion then put forth the idea of digging a wide and deep trench at entrance of Madinah.

Rasoolullahi (صلى الله عليه و سلم) approved the idea and they dug a deep, wide and long trench along valley of the hill Sila’ (جبل سلع). It was an effortful job undertaken by Rasoolullahi (صلى الله عليه و سلم) and his companions counting more than a thousand. They completed the trench, though countered by lack of food and fatigue. I might write more detailed account relating miracles happened in Khandaq in another post. ان شاء الله

As expected Makkah mushriks came and was baffled to see the deep and wide trench. Army of Rasoolullahi (صلى الله عليه و سلم) had already taken positions in strategic areas around the hill. Unable to advance, the Makkah mushriks stayed near the trench expecting food and provisions of Muslim army will dry out and finally they might come for confrontation with them.

Rasoolullahi (صلى الله عليه و سلم) stayed in a place and prayed to Allah for His mercy and special help for almost three days. Allah helped His beloved and the Ummah Al Islamiyya. Verily, He is the supporter of His believers. He sent down a rain storm which terrorized the enemies and they had to flee the ground. They left their belongings and valuables including cooked food thus offering a feast to Muslim army. The battle ended without much bloodshed and the army of Islam winning! الحمد لله

There were seven Masjids later built at positions where main groups of Sahaba had took positions near the hill. There are only four Masjids seen nowadays. Unfortunately the trench dug by Rasoolullahi (صلى الله عليه و سلم) and his companions with a lot of effort and pain was recently filled and a road is paved over it. Luckily Masjdul Fath is preserved where Rasoolullahi (صلى الله عليه و سلم) offered his special supplication to Allah.

Many people visit Khandaq and especially Masjdul Fath. It was very much crowded inside Masjidul Fath and many people were offering two rakaa’th prayers where Rasoolullahi (صلى الله عليه و سلم) had prayed.

Masjidul Fath

Masjidul Fath

جبل سلع

Road is paved after filling the trench


Entry filed under: Islam, Madinah.

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. slave of Allah  |  July 18, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Maashaa Allah…

    This sinner (me) also got the good thoufeeq to pray in the same place where Allah’s messenger (sa) prayed, and got the results from Allah.., this is a place of ijaba.. if you have strong faith mercy and will of Allah on you, inshaa Allah. May Allah Bless you for posting this.. May Allah give you a part of hasanathu who visit this holy places motivated from these articles. May Allah Accept it as Sadaqathun Jaaria. Aaammeen!

  • 2. ne3matullah  |  July 18, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Aameen Ya Allah!

  • 3. Saladin  |  July 18, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    I always thought it was such a tragedy that the trench was filled in. An inspired, heroic moment of early Islamic history no longer there for Muslims to marvel at Allah’s grace and strength.

  • 4. saqafi  |  July 19, 2010 at 5:01 am

    Assalam Dear Brother…
    Off course, the places where our Holy Prophet Muhammad (s) and his companions had been are of greater significance in Muslim’s life, mainly because, these are the places of Barakah. Our prayers at there are more likely to be accepted (ijaabah). As Quran has said it clearly, he has made Barakah near by Masjidul Aqsa, and scholars have explained this is because, the near by places of Masjidul Aqsa is largely related to prophets and also because prophets bodies are buried nearby Al-Aqsa.. even though, there are few among us denying the facts of Barakah, it is true that places where prophets (s) and his companions had some how influenced with their life can help us gain Barakah…

  • 5. baheer Pantharangadi  |  July 19, 2010 at 8:03 am

    • Assalamu alaikum my all dearest brothers and sisters,
    Al madeenathul Munawara is the higest ranked, honored, and loved by Almighty Allah and his greatest prophets and messenger .
    followed by all Muslim in the world. There is no a sacred earth in the world greater than Prophets Madina. Almighty Allah bestowed Al Madina with plenty of blessings and mercies since the universe has created. It is the miracles of miracles of Holly Quran and his grate messengers and prophet Mohammed (saw). and his precious companions. So. we must love our prophet Mohammed and his Madina by increasing the recitation of Salath and regulate our daily life through the Prophet ways to attain real success in the two world. We must try to visit Makah and Madina as much possible with our family and children as much possible to obtain and take the Baraka and fragrance of these two holiest centers for our success in the two world. I would like to congratulate the great brother who published and dedicated this great effort to the Muslim world, May Almighty Allah grace him and us with healthy long life and paradise. Ameen. Basheer Pantharangadi. Jeddah. K.S.A

    • 6. ne3matullah  |  July 19, 2010 at 5:49 pm

      Wa Alaikumumussalam Wa Rahmatullahi Wabrakatuhu,

      Thanks Brother Basheer and other brothers and sisters who commented on this post.May Allah accept our duas and deeds. Aameen Ya Rabb!


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