This masjid is where the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) made dua (supplication) for during the Battle of Ahzab and where Allah (Glorified and Exalted is He) sent him the glad tidings of victory.
- Jabir (may Allah be pleased with him) reports that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) made dua for three days (after the ritual prayers).
- From amongst his supplications were:“O Allah, Revealer of the Book, swift in taking account, turn the confederates to flight, O Lord defeat them and cause them to quake.”“There is no God but Allah, the One who Conferred upon His armies the honour of victory and helped His servant and routed the confederates alone; there is nothing after that.”
- Allah (Glorified and Exalted is He) answered the call of His Messenger and on Wednesday Jibraeel (upon him be peace) was sent to give him glad tidings of victory. The masjid marks the spot where this happened. Fatah is arabic for victory.
- Masjid Fatah is also known as Masjid Ahzab and Masjid A’la. A masjid existed here at the time of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him).
- Masjid Fath is one of the group of masjids known collectively as Masaajid Sab’ah (The Seven Mosques), the others being Masjid Salman Farsi, Masjid Ali, Masjid Umar, Masjid Sa’ad, Masjid Abu Bakr and the seventh is Masjid Qiblatain. Some of these masjids have now been dismantled.
References: History of Madinah Munawwarah – Dr. Muhammad Ilyas Abdul Ghani, Muhammad – Martin Lings