Al-Mustarah mosque : A historical prayer place near Uhud Mountain

musAl-Mustarah mosque is located to left of the road leading to Uhud Mountain and is about half a meter above ground.  Masjid Al-Mustarah, located 2.5 kilometers northwest of the Prophet’s Mosque, has acquired its name because the Prophet Muhammad (peace andblessings be upon him) rested and prayed at this place after his returned from the Battle of Uhud.  Mustarah in Arabic means to take rest. Whenever the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be be upon him) visited the graves of the martyrs of Uhud, he rested at the place.

It is also called Bani Haritha Mosque because it is located among houses belonging to the tribe. The mosque was built during the times of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him)and Madinah historians say the Prophet prayed in the mosque. The mosque is located to left of the road leading to Uhud Mountain and is about half a meter above ground. Due its historical significance, the mosque was renovated and expanded during the Saudi era. The mosque is rectangular in shape and occupies a 491-square-meterarea and is distinguishable by its beautiful dome and minaret.

The mosque has entrances from the east, west and north. Historian Ahmad Murshed said the mosque is located among the homes of Bani Haritha. A Turkish castle that stood west of the mosque was removed in 1995.