Al-Shaikhain Mosque | Shaikhan is a word that denotes two Shaikhs. Those were the fortress of some Jews there. It has the camp of the Prophet (PBUH) the night he took out to fight the infidels in Uhud. There people were presented. He approved some and rejected others. Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri, God bless him, said: “I was one of those rejected at Shaikhan on the Day of Uhud.
This is one of the mosques where the Prophet (PBUH) prayed in. It was narrated that he prayed Al-Aser (afternoon), Al-Maghreb (sunset) and Isha (night prayer) at the site of this mosque. It was called Al-Badae’e as Um Salama, God bless her, said: “I came to the Prophet (PBUH) at Al-Badae’e mosque with some grilled meat. He ate it and spent the night there and headed for Uhud on the following day.” At the bush of Shaikhan, the Prophet (PBUH) rejected the battalion of Jews, which was brought by the hypocrite, Abdulla bin Ubai. Those Jews were his allies. The Prophet (PBUH) said: “We do not take help from infidels against infidels.”
At that site Abdulla bin Ubai also returned with those hypocrites who obeyed him, forming one-third of the army, with the pretext that the Prophet (PBUH) declined his advice to take out to Uhud and took the advice of others. It was called Al-Dara’a (The Shield) Mosque as some said that the Prophet (PBUH) used two shields on the Day of Uhud. He put on one in his room, and the second at the site of Shaikhain, prior to moving to the site of the incursion.
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