Masjid al-Mustarah

Exterior of Masjid Mustarah
Exterior of Masjid Mustarah

Masjid al-Mustarah (Arabic: مسجد المستراح) is where the Prophet (ﷺ) rested and prayed after the Battle of Uhud. The meaning of Mustarah is to ‘take rest’.

  • This site was an important strategic location for the security of Madinah.
  • Whenever the Prophet (ﷺ) used to visit the grave of Hamza (رضي الله عنه) and the other martyrs of Uhud he used to take rest here.
  • Masjid al-Mustarah is also known as Masjid Bani Haritha.

References:  History of Madinah Munawwarah – Dr.Muhammad Ilyas Abdul Ghani

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