The Seven Mosques Madina
These small seven mosques located in the western side of Sal’ mountain. Actually, these are six small mosques not seven, Due to add a seventh one, known as the “Mosque of the Two Qiblas” which is about a kilometer away from the others, because who is visit those mosques usually visit this mosque, also in the same trip to become seven mosques. The Seven Mosques are of the many historical and archaeological sites in Madinah, visitors are most likely to visit a group of small mosques, commonly known as “The Seven Mosques”. These Seven Mosques are:
- Al-Fath Mosque: it was built when Umar ibn Abd Al-Aziz was governor of Madinah in the years 87 to 93 after Hijrah. It was rebuilt in 575 H. It was then rebuilt again during the reign of the Ottoman Sultan Abd Al-Majid I. It is The largest of the seven mosques is on a hilltop near the western side of Sal’ mountain.
- Salman Al-Farisi Mosque: located south of Al-Fath Mosque, 20 meters from the base of Sal' mountain. It is named after Salman, the companion of the Prophet (peace be upon him) who recommended digging a trench to fortify the city from an invasion. It has one hall at 7 meters long and 2 meters wide. It was also built while Umar ibn Abd Al-Aziz was governor of Madinah. In 575 H it was rebuilt on the orders of minister Said Al-Deen Abu Al-Haija. It was rebuilt again during the reign of the Ottoman Sultan Abd Al-Majid I.
- Abu Bakr Al-Siddeeq Mosque: is 15 meters to the southwest of Salman Al-Farisi Mosque. It was reported that Abu Bakr, when he was caliph, prayed Eid prayer there. This is why it was named after him. It was also reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) prayed the Eid prayer there.
- Umar ibn Al-Khattab Mosque: is 10 meters to the south of Abu Bakr Mosque, opposite Al-Ghamama mosque and close to the Prophet's Mosque. It has an open yard and is eight steps above the ground. Its structure is similar to Al-Fath Mosque, which indicates that the two structures may have been built and renovated together.
- Ali ibn Abi Talib Mosque is east of Fatimah Mosque on a high rectangular hilltop. It is 8.5 meters long and 6.5 meters wide. It has one small step. It is likely to have been built and renovated with Al-Fath Mosque.
- Fatimah Al-Zahra Mosque: is known as Mus'ad ibn Mo'az Mosque. It is the smallest of the group and measures 4 meters by 3 meters. It has one small step. It has a similar structure to other mosques in the area and may have been built during the Ottoman era, most likely during the reign of Sultan Abd Al-Majid I.