Ijaba Mosque

One of the oldest mosques in Mecca Sharif having been built around 3 AH (624 CE). The Prophet ﷺ is reported to have prayed in this location

Medinah Sharif, Saudi Arabia

Coordinates: 24.471939, 39.618417

Al-Ijabah Mosque also known as Bani Muawiyah Mosque or Al-Mubahalah Mosque is a mosque in Medinah sharif, Saudi Arabia, which was built during the time of Hz. Prophet Muhammad ﷺ on a land owned by Hz. Muawiyah bin Malik bin ‘Auf رضي الله عنه of Al-Aus tribe.

There is an account of the mosque in Hadith Sahih Muslim. It is noted that Hz. Amir bin Sa’dari said that when Prophet Muhammad ﷺ returned from Al-Aliyah, he ﷺ passed the Bani Muawiyah Mosque, entered there and prayed for two rakats, and his companions also followed him.

He prayed for a long time, then turned toward the companions and spoke about three wishes he requested to Allah, in which two of them, saving people from famine and flooding were fulfilled, but the last wish regarding the ending of strife among the people was not.

According to the Isnad (chain of narration) from Malik and Abdullah bin Jabir bin Atik, Ibnu Umar said indeed the war, slander and strife would continue until the Day of Judgement.


The mosque is located 385 meters south of Baqi and it is on As-Sittin street. Distance to Al-Masjid an-Nabawi (after expansion) is only 580 meters.[1] Today, this region is a part of Bani Muawiyah district.

The name of the Mosque

The significance of Masjid Ejabah (also known as Masjid Mu’awiyah) is that it is the location where the Prophet ﷺ supplicated to Allah for three things.

Allah answered two of his requests, but not the third. The Arabic word ‘ejabah’ in english closely means ‘responding’.

Hz. Aamir bin Sa’ad رضي الله عنه reported on the authority of his father that: One day Allah’s Messenger ﷺ came from Aaliya and passed by the mosque of Banu Mu’awiyah. He went in and observed two rak’ahs there and we also observed prayer along with him and he made a long supplication to his Lord. He ﷺ then turned to us and said:

“I asked my Lord three things and He has granted me two but has withheld one. I asked my Lord that my Ummah should not be destroyed by famine and He granted me this. And I asked my Lord that my Ummah should not be destroyed by drowning (by deluge) and He granted me this. And I asked my Lord that there should be no bloodshed among the people of my Ummah, but He did not grant it.”

[Sahih Muslim]