Masjid Al Fatah Mosque مسجد الفاتح (The Seven Mosques)
This masjid is where the Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.) made dua (supplication) for during the Battle of Ahzab and where Allah (swt) sent him the glad tidings of victory. Jabir (r.a.) reports that the Prophet (s.a.w.) made dua for three days (after the ritual prayers).
From amongst his supplications were:
“O Allah, Revealer of the Book, swift in taking account, turn the confederates to flight, O Lord defeat them and cause them to quake.”
There is no God but Allah, the One who Conferred upon His armies the honour of victory and helped His servant and routed the confederates alone; there is nothing after that.”
Allah (swt) answered the call of His Messenger and on Wednesday Jibraeel (a.s.) was sent to give him glad tidings of victory. The masjid marks the spot where this happened. Fatah is arabic for victory.
Masjid Fatah is also known as Masjid Ahzab and Masjid A’la. A masjid existed here at the time of the Prophet (s.a.w.).
Masjid Fath is one of the group of masjids known collectively as Masaajid Sab’ah (The Seven Mosques), the others being Masjid Salman Farsi, Masjid Ali bin Abi Talib, Masjid Al Fatah, Masjid Umar ibn Al Khattab, Masjid Sa’ad, Masjid Abu Bakr and the seventh is Masjid Qiblatain. Some of these masjids have now been dismantled.
References: History of Madinah Munawwarah – Dr. Muhammad Ilyas Abdul Ghani Muhammad – Martin Lings
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hello, sorry to point out that Masjid(Mosque)-Fatah(Victory) and Masjid(Mosque)-Khandaq(Trench) are not the same. The picture above is that of Masjid Khandaq, which has been newly built at the site of the Battle of the Trench, perhaps after demolishing some out of the group of 6 mosques that were there. These mosques were built at the site of the Battle of the Trench which was a fortnight-long siege of Madina by Arab and Jewish tribes in 627CE. "Its real number is 6, but they are known as the 7 Mosques. They are in a row from north to south:- 1.Al Fateh Mosque, 2.Salman Farsi Mosque, 3.Abu Bakr Mosque, 4.Umar ibn al Khattab Mosque, 5.Ali bin Abi Talib Mosque, 6. Mosque of Fatima. Some include the Qiblatain Mosque." (This is according to a board at the site)
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Photo taken in Al Fath, Medina 42312, Saudi Arabia
Al Khandaq Mosque
Misplaced? Suggest new location