Masjid al-Khayf

Overhead view of Masjid al-Khayf

Overhead view of Masjid al-Khayf

This masjid is located at the foot of a mountain in the south of Mina, close to the smallest Jamarat. It was at this spot that the Prophet (ﷺ) and numerous other Prophets before him performed salah.

  • Masjid al-Khayf is a masjid whose virtues are proven in some Hadith. According to a traceable Hadith of Ibn Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him), the Prophet (ﷺ) said: “Seventy Prophets prayed in Masjid al-Khayf.” [Majma‘uz-Zawahid]
  • Yazeed bin Aswad (may Allah be pleased with him) says that when he performed Hajj with the Prophet (ﷺ), it was at the Masjid Khayf that he performed the Fajr salah with the Prophet (ﷺ).
  • Abdur -Rahman bin Mu’adh (may Allah be pleased with him) reports that when the Prophet (ﷺ) delivered a sermon in Mina, he instructed the Muhajireen to set up camp in front of the Masjid al-Khayf and the Ansar to set up camp behind it. The rest of the Muslims were to camp behind them. [Abu Dawood]
  • Abdullah bin Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) narrates that it was in Masjid al-Khayf that the Prophet (ﷺ) addressed them. After praising Allah he said: “Allah will set right the affairs of the person whose prime concern is the Aakhirah (Hereafter), Allah will also grant him self-sufficiency and the world will humble itself before him. As for the person whose prime concern is this world, Allah will scatter his affairs, place poverty in front of him and all he will get of this world will be what has been predestined for him.“ [Tabraani]
Historic photo of Masjid Khayf

Historic photo of Masjid Khayf


References:  The History of Makkah Mukarramah – Dr. Muhammad Ilyas Abdul Ghani, Holy Makkah – Shaikh Safiur-Rahman Mubarakpuri, Hayatus Sahabah – M. Yusuf Khandalvi

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