Mosque of the Jinn
The Mosque of the Jinn (Arabic transliteration: Masjid al-Jinn) is a mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, located near Jannat al-Mu'alla. It is also known as the Mosque of Allegiance (Arabic transliteration: Masjid Bai'et) and the Mosque of Guards (Arabic transliteration: Masjid al-Haras) because the city's guards would patrol up to that point.
The mosque is built at the place where a group of jinn are said to have gathered one night to hear the recitation of a portion of the Quran by Muhammad. Muhammad later met there with these jinn's leaders and accepted their embrace of Islam and their bay'ah (oath of allegiance) to him. The incident is mentioned in chapter al-Jinn of the Quran.
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