Bani Haram Mosque

Situated west of Jabal Sela, Bani Haram Mosque stands in an area where the Holy Prophet ﷺ performed a miracle during preparations for the Battle of Khandaq

Medinah Sharif, Saudi Arabia

Coordinates: 24.473129, 39.597237

Mosque of Bani Haram (Arabic: مسجد بني حرام‎) is one of the historic mosques in Medina, Saudi Arabia.

It stands in the area where the tribe of Bani Haram lived, and it was used as a base camp during the Battle of the Trench.

It is also believed to be the place where the Hz. Prophet Muhammad ﷺ stopped by for prayer during digging of a trench before the battle.

The house of Hz. Jabir ibn Abd Allah رضي الله عنه was located here, and several accounts of miracles are considered to be witnessed in his house.

Hadith Narration of the Miracle

During the digging of the trench, Hz. Jabir ibn Abd Allah رضي الله عنه noticed that the Prophet ﷺ was suffering from severe hunger. That evening. he asked his wife if she was able to cook a meal. She replied, “We have nothing but this small sheep and a measure of barley.” So he sacrificed the sheep, and the next day his wife roasted it and ground the barley and made some bread.

When it was too dark to continue working, Hz. Jabir رضي الله عنه secretly went to the Prophet ﷺ as he was leaving the trench and invited him to the meal of mutton and barley bread.

“The Prophet put his palm against mine”, said Hz. Jabir رضي الله عنه, “and knotted his fingers through my fingers. I wanted him to come alone, but he told a cryer to call out, ’Go with the messenger of Allah to the house of Jabir. Respond, for Jabir invites you.”

Hz. Jabir رضي الله عنه uttered the verse which the faithful are recommended to utter at a moment of disaster: “Verily we are for Allah, and verily unto Him are we returning. “The Prophet ﷺ said to him, “Do not take the pot off the fire, and do not bake your dough until I come!”.

Hz. Jabir رضي الله عنه went home to warn his wife. “Did you invite them or did he?” she asked. “No, he invited them,” replied Hz. Jabir رضي الله عنه. “Then let them come,” she responded, “for he knows best.”

The meal was placed in front of the Prophet ﷺ who blessed it.

He then took out some food from the pot and served his companions, keeping both the pot and the oven covered.

There were ten sitting down with him,and when they had all eaten their fill they rose and went to their homes, making room for ten more, and so it went on until all the workers at the trench had satisfied their hunger.

Amazingly there still remained some mutton and some bread.

After everyone had eaten the Prophet ﷺ said, “Eat and give to other people for they have suffered hunger!”.

[Sahih Al-Bukhari]