MASJID SHAIKHAIN

 




The name of this Masjid is " Masjid SHAIKHAIN " which means the Masjid of "THAT TWOS". 


if 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, the 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:


An other view of Msjid shaikhain

During 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 participate. Several 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.

Among the 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.



Msjid shaikhain


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