Cave of Bani Haram

Used as a base camp during the Battle of the Trench, this is where Hz. Prophet Muhammad ﷺ prostrated and prayed for his Ummah, also the site where tribe of Bani Haram used to live

Medinah Sharif, Saudi Arabia

Coordinates: 24.474244, 39.598774

Mosque of Bani Haram is one of the historic mosques in MedinaH Sharif, 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 prophet Muhammad ﷺ stopped by for prayer during digging of a trench before the battle. The house of Jabir ibn Abd Allah, one of Prophet Muhammad’s ﷺ companions, was located here, and several accounts of miracles are considered to be witnessed in his house

Incident happened in the Cave

It is mentioned in a Hadith narrated by al-Tabarani and al-Haythami on the authority of Abu Qatadah that Hz. Muadh-bin-Jabal رضي الله عنه went out looking for the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and that he was told that he was on Mount Thawab. There he found the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ in sajdah for such a long time that he thought that the Prophet ﷺ had passed away. He then rose and said, “Jibril came to me in this place and said, ‘Allah sends you greetings and asks what you would like Him to do to your nation.’ I said that Allah knows. He then went and returned and said, ‘Allah says I will not harm you in your nation.’ I fell in sajdah and the best way to be closer to Allah is by sajdah.”

It is also mentioned that the Prophet ﷺ also dug a small spring close to the cave which is also no more. The entire mountain is now cordoned off with a wire fence and the cave no longer exists.

It is said that the Prophet ﷺ prostrated in this cave for three days and nights.

The Cave and the spring doesn’t exist any more