Masjid ul-Jinn (Mosque of the Jinn)

Located near Masjid al-Haram in Mecca Sharif, Masjid ul-Jinn is place where group of Jinn, after listening to the Quran from our Dear Prophet ﷺ, accepted Islam

Mecca Sharif, Saudi Arabia

Coordinates: 21.433437, 39.828940

The Mosque of the Jinn is a mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, located near Jannat al-Mu’alla.

It is also known as the Mosque of Allegiance (Masjid Bai’et) and the Mosque of Guards (Masjid al-Haras) because the city’s guards would patrol up to that point.

The mosque is built at the place where a group of jinn are said to have gathered one night to hear the recitation of a portion of the Quran by Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.

Prophet Muhammad ﷺ later met there with these jinn’s leaders and accepted their embrace of Islam and their bay’ah (oath of allegiance) to him.

The incident is mentioned in chapter al-Jinn of the Quran.

The mosque is considered one of the oldest in Mecca and is one of the most important mosques visited in the city

Although worshiping at this mosque is not an obligatory part of Hajj, it is still thrilling to stand at the very spot where the Jinn tribe embraced Islam.

Quran States:

Say, [O Muhammad ﷺ], “It has been revealed to me that a group of the jinn listened and said, ‘Indeed, we have heard an amazing Qur’an [i.e., recitation].

It guides to the right course, and we have believed in it. And we will never associate with our Lord anyone.

Quran 72:1-2

And that when the Servant [i.e., Prophet ﷺ] of Allah stood up supplicating Him, they almost became about him a compacted mass.”1

Quran 72:19

Hadith Narration

Hz. Abdullah bin Mas’ood رضي الله عنه narrates, “While in Makkah, the Prophet ﷺ once said to the Sahabah رضي الله عنهم, ‘Whoever wishes to see what the Jinn are all about should come along’. Besides myself no-one else came. When we reached the place in the Ma’la district of Makkah the Prophet ﷺ used his foot to draw a circle on the ground.
He then instructed me to sit inside the circle. After proceeding a little further, the Prophet ﷺ started reciting the Quran. It then happened that Jinn started to arrive in troops as they gathered there. So many came that I could not even see the Prophet ﷺ nor hear him. The Prophet ﷺ then continued talking with a group of them until Fajr. [Tafseer ibn Kathir]

It has also been narrated by Hz. Abdullah bin Mas’ood رضي الله عنه that the Prophet ﷺ said, “A caller from among the jinn came to me, and I went with him and recited Quran to them.” He further narrates that the Prophet ﷺ took them and showed them their footsteps and the traces of their fires. They had asked him for provision and he had prayed to Allah and told them, “You will have every bone over which the name of Allah has been mentioned; when it falls into your hands it will have plenty of meat on it. And all droppings are food for your animals.” Then the Prophet ﷺ said, “Do not use them (bones and dung) to clean yourselves after relieving yourselves, for they are the food of your brothers.” [Saheeh Muslim]