Al Areesh Mosque

Located in the city of Badr, it is where the Prophet ﷺ ordered to set up a pole in order to direct the progression of the Battle of Badr

Badr, Saudi Arabia

Coordinates: 23.775153, 38.793545

Al-Areesh (“the Pole”) Mosque is the last stopover of the Prophet ﷺ, which he made on his journey to Badr.

This is the place where Muslims constructed a shade for the prophet ﷺ used as command center for the great battle of Badr.

The mosque is located in the city of Badr, where the Prophet ﷺ set up a pole in order to direct the progression of the Battle of Badr.

Hz. Sa’ad ibn Mu’adh رضي الله عنه is the one who suggested the location of this pole. The name of the mosque was determined by this incident and has not changed to this day.

Hz. Sa‘d bin Mu‘adh (رضي الله عنه) suggested that a shelter be built for the Prophet ﷺ to function as headquarters for the Muslim army. He justified his proposal by saying that if the Muslims were victorious, then everything would be satisfactory.

In case of defeat, the Prophet ﷺ would not be harmed and he could go back to Medinah where there were more people who loved him and who would come out to help him.

The Prophet ﷺ praised him and invoked blessings upon him, and the shelter was fashioned with branches of palms. A squad of guards were chosen, primarily from among the Ansar under the leadership of Hz. Sa‘d bin Mu‘adh (رضي الله عنه) to defend the Prophet ﷺ.

The five daily prayers and the Friday congregational prayer are now held al-Areesh Mosque.

Dear Prophet Prayed for Muslims here ﷺ

Its the place where Prophet Muhammad ﷺ prayed to Allah for success in battale of Badr.

In preparation of the battle on the night before, the Prophet ﷺ was in the tent that Hz. Sa’ad bin Mu’adh (رضي الله عنه) had constructed.

Hz. Abu Bakr (رضي الله عنه) was with him. The Prophet ﷺ started making dua (supplication) over and over again for hours saying, “O Allah, if you allow this small group of devout believers to be destroyed and perished in the battlefield tomorrow, You will not be worshipped in the earth as You deserve to be worshipped. O Allah, You promised me that You will grant me victory, so grant me victory now. O Allah, we need Your help and victory now.”

The Prophet ﷺ raised his arms up to the sky so high that the shawl he was wearing around his shoulders fell off.

Hz. Abu Bakr (رضي الله عنه) picked up the shawl and put it back on his shoulders. Then Hz. Abu Bakr (رضي الله عنه) embraced the Prophet ﷺ from behind and consoled him, “Ya Rasulullah, you have made enough dua to your Rabb. He will fulfil His promise to you. He has fulfilled His promise to you.”

Hz. Abu Bakr (رضي الله عنه) was the main person appointed to watch over the Prophet ﷺ. The entire time the Prophet ﷺ was sitting and making dua, Hz. Abu Bakr (رضي الله عنه) was standing and had his sword drawn to watch over him and make sure he was safe.