The picture on the left shows Masjidul Ejabah.
Eejabah an Arabic word for "Positive/ Affirmative Response". This is one of the Masjid that has gain significance due to some incident and is not built in remembrance of it. This masjid is formerly known as Masjid bani Mua’wiya, situated in banu Mua’wiya district of Madina.
The event that took place at this masjid was that Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم supplicated to Allah three times but only two were accepted and granted, but third one wasn’t.
It is reported in Sahih al-Muslim, ‘Amir bin Sa’d narrated from his father: One day The Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم came from Al-’Aliyah, passing by the mosque of Banu Mu’awiyah, where he صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم went in and offered two Rak’ahs, and we prayed behind him. After the Salat Rasulullah صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم made a long Du’a to Allah Ta’ala. He then came to us and said, “I asked my Lord three things and He granted me two but withheld one. I begged my Lord that my Ummah should not be destroyed due to famine, and He granted me this. And I begged my Lord that my Ummah should not be destroyed by drowning (by deluge) and He granted me this. And I begged my Lord that my Ummah should not be destroyed by fighting amongst each other, but He did not grant this.”
This Masjid is situated at north west of Masjid Nabwi, and its new section is just adjacent to main ring road. This masjid is very popular ziarah site, street vendors also take advantage of this and setup their stalls, making this area very congested.
This Masjid was formerly a property of Banu Mua'wiya, and was associated with their name.
This Masjid always reminds us that Prophet صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم has always made supplications for Ummah and their betterment. Also with that we should remember that all our Duas are not always at once answered or rewarded, but they are either stored for later or there is something in exchange for them that is far better is given to us.
“Truly, Allah loves those who repent, and He loves those who cleanse themselves.”
“There is nothing more dear to Allah Ta’ala than a servant making dua to him.”
“The person who does not ask from Allah Ta’ala, Allah Ta’ala becomes angry with him.”
[at Tirmidhi, Ahmad]
The meaning of ijabah is to accept and grant the question so because two out of three supplications of Prophet were granted and the third one was held so on majority it was associated with the name of ijabah.