(MASJID OF WRESTLING)
The name of this masjid is
"masjid SHAIKHAIN " which means the Masjid of "THAT TWOS".
we travel towards UHAD mount in madina , we may see this masjid. it
is an important spot of muslim history. On the eve of UHAD BATTLE,
prophet Muhammad sallallaho allihi wasalam stopped here for a night.
Two important event took place on that occasion. One of them was
shocking where as other one was very encouraging.
There was a
great set back to the Muslims when in the morning Abdullah bin Ubai,
leader of the hypocrites, broke away with his three hundred followers
pretending that since his opinion of fighting inside Madinah was not
accepted, he and his men would not take part in the battle. This
reduced the Muslim army from around one thousand to a only seven
hundred to face a Quraysh army of three thousand.
After this targic incident
another incident of ecouragement and moral boasting also occured at the
same spot and , in fact the name of this masjid is nominated to
this particular event . The name of this masjid is
associated with an historic event attached with TWO tender aged boys. please read the event below:
this period all the Muslim inhabitants of Madinah were called here
including the women and elderly. The Prophet (s.a.w.) planned the
battle of UHAD , inspected the troops and selected those to
tender-aged boys had come out with the army with the zeal to fight for
Islam but the Prophet (s.a.w.) ordered them back.
boys was Rafe (r.a.). His father Khudaij (r.a.) said to the Prophet
(s.a.w.), “O Prophet of Allah! My son Rafe’ is a very good archer.”
Rafe’ too, stood on his toes to show himself taller than he actually
was. The Prophet (s.a.w.) permitted him to stay on. Samrah-bin-Jundub
(r.a.) learnt about this, he complained to his step-father
Murrah-bin-Sanan (r.a.) saying,“The Prophet (s.a.w.) has permitted
Rafe’ and ejected me, while I am sure to beat him in a wrestling
contest and, therefore, I was more deserving of the Prophet’s favour.”
This was reported to the Prophet (s.a.w.), who allowed Samrah to prove
his claim by wrestling with Rafe’. Samrah did actually beat Rafe’ in
the bout and he too was permitted to stay in the army. A few more boys
made similar efforts to stay on, and some of them did succeed.
This masjid ia famous for the
above WRESTLING event and exists even today in Madina Munawwarah on the
way of UHAD MOUNT.