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Old Testament Prophecy: Third Jewish Temple in Jerusalem?

Dear Brother, Peace be with you. Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. Since President Donald Trump declared Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, there has been a lot of discussion among orthodox Jews and fundamentalist Christians about the building of a “Third Temple” in Jerusalem. The First Temple built by …

Meet The Man Who Fed Cats and Birds of Al-Aqsa for 30 Years

Meet The Man Who Fed Cats and Birds of Al-Aqsa for 30 Years

Ghassan Refai is an elderly Palestinian man who has fed the cats and birds of Al-Aqsa Mosque for the past 30 years. He’s known there as ‘Abu Huraira,’ which means “father of the kitten.” Cats and birds recognize him and they always follow him once he shows up. He is inspired by the legacy of …

The Rock Inside the Aqsa Mosque - What's it All About?

The Rock Inside the Aqsa Mosque - What's it All About?

In no way can the Rock be more important and as such more revered than the other parts of Al-Aqsa Mosque. By the same token, everything that the Holy Quran and the Prophet have said about Al-Aqsa Mosque applied as much to the Rock as to the rest of the sections of the Mosque.

8 Things You Need to Know About Al-Aqsa Mosque

8 Things You Need to Know About Al-Aqsa Mosque

Al-Aqsa mosque is the only mosque mentioned in the Quran after the sacred mosqued in Makkah. It was the place where the Prophet Muhammad ascended to heavens in the Night Journey. God said: Exalted is He who took His Servant by night from al-Masjid al-Haram to al-Masjid al- Aqsa…

Stunning Look At Al-Aqsa Mosque

Here is a never seen before look at the stunning Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. Take a quick tour of this beautiful mosque and it’s grounds and the people who use it!

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Why Is Al-Aqsa Mosque So Important for Muslims?

Short Answer: Islam considers Al-Aqsa Mosque as one of the earliest and the most noteworthy places of worship of God. Muslims were commanded to turn towards this mosque in Jerusalem for prayer, before the Kaabah in Makkah was declared as the qiblah (the direction to which Muslim pray). Muslims have a mutual claim to the Holy Land with the Christians …

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Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa Mosque: The Same?

Short Answer: The entire Noble Sanctuary, including both the Dome of the Rock mosque and over one sixth of Jerusalem’s old city, is considered al-Aqsa Mosque. The entire sanctuary, including both mosques, is of the utmost sacredness and symbolic regard to Muslims across the world. We, as Muslims, should be more concerned with schemes to portray the …


Inside Al-Aqsa: A 360° Tour of Jerusalem's Holiest Mosque

When Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) received the command from God to lead the Muslim community in five daily prayers, their prayers were directed towards the holy city of Jerusalem. For Muslims, the city of Jerusalem is an important site. As the home of numerous prophets of Islam such as Dawud (David), Sulayman (Solomon), and ‘Isa (Jesus), the city …

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