This masjid is where the Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) made dua (supplication) during the Battle of Ahzab and where Allah (ﷻ) sent him the glad tidings of victory.
- Jabir (رضي الله عنه) reports that the Prophet (ﷺ) 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 (ﷻ) answered the call of His Messenger and Jibraeel (عليه السلام) 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 (ﷺ).
- 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, Masjid Umar, 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