Mosque of the Jinn

The Mosque of the Jinn (Arabic transliteration: Masjid al-Jinn)[1][2][3] is a mosque in Mecca, Saudi Arabia,[4] located near Jannat al-Mu'alla.[5] It is also known as the Mosque of Allegiance[6][3] (Arabic transliteration: Masjid Bai'et)[7] and the Mosque of Guards[3] (Arabic transliteration: Masjid al-Haras)[1] because the city's guards would patrol up to that point.[1]

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.[5][4][8][3] Muhammad later met there with these jinn's leaders and accepted their embrace of Islam and their bay'ah (oath of allegiance) to him.[8][1][6][9][3] The incident is mentioned in chapter al-Jinn of the Quran.[4][3]

The mosque is considered one of the oldest in Mecca and is one of the most important mosques visited in the city.[3] [10]


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  4. ^ a b c Saniyasnain Khan (2000). Tell Me about Hajj (2, illustrated, reprint ed.). Goodword Books. p. 20. ISBN 9788187570004.
  5. ^ a b Saniyasnain Khan (2014). Awesome Quran Q and A. Goodword Books. p. 50.
  6. ^ a b Amira El-Zein (2009). Islam, Arabs, and Intelligent World of the Jinn. Syracuse University Press. p. 65. ISBN 9780815650706.
  7. ^ "Masjid Al-Jinn". Ministry of Hajj. Retrieved 27 May 2017.
  8. ^ a b James R. Lewis; Evelyn Dorothy Oliver (2008). Angels A to Z (revised ed.). Visible Ink Press. p. 208. ISBN 9781578592579.
  9. ^ Huston Smith; Cyril Glassé (2003). The New Encyclopedia of Islam (illustrated, reprint, revised ed.). Rowman Altamira. p. 304. ISBN 9780759101906.
  10. ^ Michael Muhammad Knight (2009). Journey to the End of Islam. Soft Skull Press. p. 276. ISBN 9781593765521.