The Al-Jinn Mosque is one of the most famous mosques in the Holy Capital, and it is located in front of the Al-Mualla cemetery, and in it the Messenger received the pledge of jinn, and in it a group of jinn listened to the Holy Prophet as he recited the Qur’an, and Surat al-Jin was revealed.
The director of the Makkah History Center, Dr. Fawaz bin Ali Al-Dahas, said that it is also known as the “Guard Mosque”; Because the commander of the guard in the Umayyad state used to gather the city’s security men there and then redistribute them to parts of Makkah Al-Mukarramah to carry out the security tasks there.
He added that it was called the “Al-Jinn Mosque”. Because the Companions missed the Prophet once, and they searched for him in most parts of Makkah, to no avail, and while they were in the neighborhood in which this mosque is located, they saw him coming from the side of “al-Mu’alla”, and when they asked him about his absence, he said to them ﷺ: “I was with your brothers from the jinn He understood them in matters of their religion. The place was called “the site of the jinn,” then when the mosque was built in the same place it was known as the “mosque of the jinn.”
In a video clip broadcast by the King Abdulaziz House, Al-Dahas indicated that the Al-Jinn Mosque was neglected throughout Islamic history, and in the eleventh century AH the people of Mecca built trees around it, and the area was called “Al-Geneina”, then King Fahd ordered in 1421 AH to rebuild it in the urban style the talk.
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