Masjid Jinn, also known as Masjid Haras, is built on the place where the Prophet (s.a.w.) drew a line for Abdullah bin Mas’ood (r.a.) who had accompanied him after he had been commanded to recite the Qur’an to the Jinn.
- Abdullah bin Mas’ood (r.a.) narrates, “While in Makkah, the Prophet
(s.a.w.) once said to the Sahabah (r.a.), “Whoever wishes to see what
the Jinn are all about should come along.” Besides myself no-one else
came. When we reached the place in the Ma’la district of Makkah the
Prophet (s.a.w.) used his foot to draw a circle on the ground. He then
instructed me to sit inside the circle. After proceeding a little
further, the Prophet (s.a.w.) started reciting the Qur’an. It then
happened that Jinn started to arrive in troops as they gathered there.
So many came that I could not even see the Prophet (s.a.w.) nor hear
him. The Prophet (s.a.w.) then continued talking with a group of them
until Fajr, when he came back to me saying, “ I have given them bones
and dung as their provisions so you people should ensure that you never
use bones and dung to clean yourselves after relieving yourselves.””
[Tafseer ibn Kathir]
The History of Makkah Mukarramah – Dr Muhammad Ilyas Abdul Ghani