Published on 25th August, 2008
Madinah- Outside Ziarats
Provided by Hj Ali Nasour
Photography by Hj S.Abidin
1. The Graveyard of Uhud – This is where the
martyrs of the battle of Uhud are buried. Hamza ('a),
the uncle of the Prophet ('s) was killed and buried here.
The Battle of Uhud took
2. Masjid Quba - First mosque of Islam. The
Prophet ('s) spent more than 20 nights here (after migrating)
praying qasr while waiting for Imam Ali ('a). It is mentioned
in the Qur'an as the mosque was founded on piety and
Masjid at Quba
Plaque on the outside wall
of Masjid at Quba
3. Imam Ali ('a)'s house - Behind Masjid
Quba is Imam Ali ('a)'s house
4. Well of the Prophet
('s) - In front of Masjid Quba, is a sweet-water well that is
now closed. The Prophet ('s)'s ring fell into this well hence
the name Bi'ru al-Khatam (khatam = ring). It is also called
5. Mashrabat Umm Ibrahim -
Joined to Masjid Quba is "Mashrabat Ummu Ibrahim". This is the
room of the Prophet ('s)'s wife Mariah Qibtwiyya (Umm
Ibrahim). The Prophet ('s) used to live and pray here.
6. Masjid Fadhikh - It is situated in the eastern part of
Masjid Quba. It is named after a palm tree that used to be at
the place. It is also called Masjid Nakhl.
Qiblatayn (i.e. the mosque of two qiblas) - The mosque where
the Holy Prophet ('s) was commanded to change his qibla from
Masjid al-Aqsa (Jerusalem) to the Holy Ka'aba (Makkah).
8. Sab'a Masajid (lit. 'The place of 7 mosques'). There
are now only five mosques - Masjid Ali (now closed), Masjid
Fatima (now closed), Masjid Fath, Masjid Salman al-Farsi, &
Lady Fatima Masjid
Wahabies striking and
filming Shias outside Masjid Lady Fatima ('a)
9. Masjid Fath (lit. "mosque of victory") is at the top of
a mountain. This is named after the Muslims victory in the
Battle of Khandaq when Imam Ali ('a) killed Amr b. Abd Wudd
and the Prophet ('s) prayed here for the Muslims victory.
Editors Note: This mosque has been falsely identified at a
recent Hajj by another Australian Hajj group as being the
Mosque of Salman al-Fasi. That mosque is at ground level and
not at the top of the stairs.
Descending the stairs from
Masjid al- Fatah.
10. Masjid Ummul Mu'minin Mariyah Qibtiya,
wife of the Holy Prophet ('s) and mother of Ibrahim. This
could be one of the two demolished mosques at Sab'a Masajid.
11. Masjid Raj'atu-Shams - now destroyed.
12. Masjid Ghamamah. Also called Masjid
Eid. The Holy Prophet ('s) said his Eid prayers here.
13. Well (bir) of Ali ('a).
Shajarah - Also known as Masjid Ali ('a). This place is a
Meeqat for those going for Umrah from Madinah to Makkah. The
place is also known amongst the locals as Abar Ali.
(For relevant duas and ziyarats please refer to Pages 169
through to 193 of Adabul Haramain)