Mount Ayr

Located in the south of Medinah sharif & about 8 kms away from Masjid al-Nabawi, It measures approximately 955 metres in height, making it the second largest mountain in Medinah sharif

Medinah Sharif, Saudi Arabia

Coordinates: 24.389345, 39.574337

Jabal Ayr (Mount Ayr) is the second largest mountain in Madinah after Uhud and marks the southern boundary of Madinah.

The Prophet ﷺ described it as a mountain of Hell.

The Prophet ﷺ declared, “Uhud is a mountain which loves us and which we love, it is upon the Gate of Heaven” adding, “And Ayr is a place which hates us and which we hate, it is upon the Gate of Hell.”

‘Ayr’ means a ‘wild ass’, whereas Uhud is derived from the word Ahad, meaning ‘one’, — so called because it is fated to be the place of victory to those who worship one God.

The very names, say Muslim sages, make it abundantly evident that even as the men of Al-Medinah were of two parties, friendly and hostile to the Prophet ﷺ, so were these mountains.

Fortification done by Fakhri Pasha

The military governor of the city at the time, Fakhri Pasha, established buildings, castles and facilities on Jabal Ayr in the period between 1336-1337 AH when the Hashemites besieged the city.