Masjid Suqya is located inside the Anbariya train station. When the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) departed for the battle of Badr he stopped here, performed ablution and offered Salah. He then supplicated for the dwellers of Madinah and paraded his forces.

  • During the Caliphate of Umar (may Allah be pleased with him), the uncle of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him), Abbas bin Abdul Muttalib (may Allah be pleased with him) was asked to lead the Istisqaa prayer (prayer for rain) here.
  • Towards the south of Masjid Suqya, just outside the boundary wall of the railway station was a well which belonged to Saad ibn Abi Waqqas (may Allah be pleased with him). On his way to the battle of Badr the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) performed ablution with its water and water was drawn from here for him to drink.
  • The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) also made du’a here for Barakah for Madinah. There are numerous variations of this du’a, possibly the one that was made at the time could have been the following. Narrated ‘Abdullah bin Zaid: The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) said,“The Prophet Ebrahim made Makkah a sanctuary, and asked for Allah’s blessing in it. I made Madinah a sanctuary as Ebrahim made Makkah a sanctuary and I asked for Allah’s Blessing in its measures the mudd’ and the sa’ (units of measurement) as Ebrahim did for Makkah”, “O Allah! Bless them in their measure, and bless them in their sa’ and mudd’.”He meant the people of Madinah.

References:  History of Madinah Munawwarah – Dr. Muhammad Ilyas Abdul Ghani, Al-Miskeenah.com

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