مسجد قُبا نخستین مسجد جهان اسلام است که در بیرون شهر مدینه قرار دارد. نخستین سنگهای بنای این مسجد توسط محمد پس از مهاجرت او از مکه به مدینه گذاشته شد. قبا نام قریهای در نزدیکی مدینه بودهاست. مسجد در سال اول هجری، توسط پیامبر اسلام به پیشنهاد عمار یاسر و یا به تقاضای ساکنان محل در قبا بنا شد. آوردهاند که پیامبر شخصاً کار میکرد و خشتها را حمل و تعبیه میکرد. پیامبر همچنین یک مرتبه در هفته در آنجا نماز میخواند.
این مسجد بارها بازسازی شده است. نخستین مرتبه در زمان عثمان و آخرین بار در سال ۱۴۰۵ هجری قمری. در آخرین بازسازی، رواقها گسترش یافتند، چهار گلدسته به ارتفاع ۴۷ ساخته شد، شش گنبد بزرگ به قطر ۱۲ ساخته شد و در نهایت، مساحت شبستان به ۵۰۳۵ افزایش یافت.
پیوند به بیرون[ویرایش]
The Quba Mosque (Quba' Masjid or Masjid al-Quba, Arabic: مسجد قباء), in the outlying environs of Medina in Saudi Arabia, is the oldest mosque in the world. Its first stones were positioned by the Islamic prophet Muhammad as soon as he arrived on his emigration from the city of Mecca to Medina and the mosque was completed by his companions. Muhammad spent more than 20 nights in this mosque (after migrating) praying qasr (a short prayer) while waiting for Ali whose house was behind this mosque.
Muhammad used to go there, riding or on foot, every Saturday and offer a two rak'ah prayer. He advised others to do the same, saying, "Whoever makes ablutions at home and then goes and prays in the Mosque of Quba, he will have a reward like that of an 'Umrah." This hadith is reported by Ahmad ibn Hanbal, Al-Nasa'i, Ibn Majah and Hakim al-Nishaburi.
When Abdel-Wahed El-Wakil was commissioned, in the 20th century, to conceive a larger mosque, he intended to incorporate the old structure into his design. But the old mosque was torn down and replaced with a new one.
The new mosque consists of a rectangular prayer hall raised on a second storey platform. The prayer hall connects to a cluster containing:
Six additional entrances are dispersed on the northern, eastern and western façades. Four minarets mark the corners of the prayer hall. The minarets rest on square bases, have octagonal shafts which take on a circular shape as they reach the top.
The prayer hall is arranged around a central courtyard, characterised by six large domes resting on clustered columns. A portico, which is two bays in depth, borders the courtyard on the east and west, while a one-bayed portico borders it on the north, and separates it from the women's prayer area.
The women's prayer area, which is surrounded by a screen, is divided into two parts as a passageway connects the northern entrance with the courtyard.
When Quba Mosque was rebuilt in 1986, the Medina architecture was retained - ribbed white domes, and basalt facing and modest exterior - qualities that recalls Madina's simplicity. The courtyard, is flagged with black, red and white marble. It is screened overhead by day from the scorching heat with shades. Arabesque latticework filters the light of the palm groves outside. Elements of the new building include work by the Egyptian architect Abdel-Wahed El-Wakil and the Stuttgart tensile architect Mahmoud Bodo Rasch,  a student of Frei Otto.
Imams and Khateebs
Mentions in the hadith
Muhammad frequented the mosque and prayed there. This is referred to in a number of hadith:
Mention in the Qur'an
It is mentioned in the Qur'an as the mosque founded on piety and devoutness (Masjid al-Taqwa):