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Masjid Juhaina

Masjid Juhaina (Arabic: مسجد جهينة) was established as a mosque for the tribes of Juhaina and Billi by the Prophet (ﷺ). It is on the southern end of Mount Sela.

  • Ibn Shaiba narrates from Maaz Ibn Abdullah Ibn Abi Mariam Ajjahani and others that the  Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) prayed in Masjid Juhaina.
  • Jabir Ibn Osama Ajjahani says, ”I met the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) with his companions in the market. I asked, ”Where were you going with the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him)?” They said, ”To set a mosque for your people”. I  came back and saw that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) set a mosque for my people and inserted a wooden stick in to refer to the Qiblah direction”. This happened in the spot where the mosque stands today.
Rear view of Masjid Juhaina
Rear view of Masjid Juhaina

References: Precious Jewels in describing the features of the Prophet’s holy city – Abdul Aziz Kaki