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JABAL UHAD

Mount Uhad is one of the most famous mountains in the Arabian Peninsula and among the greatest geographical and historical landmarks of the blessed city of Medina.

It is one of the mountains that the people of Medina frequently visit out of their sheer love for the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). According to a narration by HadhratAnas (may Allaah be pleased with him), the Prophet (peace be upon him) once said: “Uhud is a mountain that loves us and we love it.”

Mount Uhud relates to the famous historic Battle of Uhud that took place near this mountain and in which the polytheists were victorious during the second part of it. This was because of the mistake that was committed by the Muslim archers, as they disobeyed the orders of the Prophet (peace be upon him), who ordered them to stay on the mountain to protect the backs of the fighters, but they descended as they thought that the battle was over and the backs of the fighters were exposed and the polytheists killed many Muslims. Indeed we belong to Allah, and indeed to Him we will return.

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An important incident that took place during the Battle of Uhud is that the Prophet (peace be upon him), and some of the Companions, may Allah be pleased with them, took shelter on Mount Uhud and it shook, so The Prophet (peace be upon him), said: “O Uhud, be firm, for upon you there is none but a Prophet, a Siddeeq [an affirmer of the truth] and two martyrs.”[Al-Bukhari]