The main picture above shows the approximate area where in the time of the Prophet (ﷺ) horses were trained for the purpose of fighting in the cause of Allah. A masjid called Masjid Sabaq was once erected here but has now been removed.
- The place of Masid Sabaq is about 520m north-west of Masjid-e-Nabwi.
- According to some reports this area is where the Sahabah would play games of throwing watermelon rinds to each other and where the Prophet (ﷺ) and Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her) would sometimes race with each other.
- This area was the starting point of horse races which had two finishing points, the first being at the locality of Banu Zuraiq (near Masjid Ghamama) and the further one at Hafyaa, about 10 km from Masjid-e-Nabwi.
- Historic photo of Masjid Sabaq before it was demolished
References: History of Madinah Munawwarah – Dr. Muhammad Ilyas Abdul Ghani, AlMiskeenah.com