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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 …

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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 …

Al-Aqsa Mosque, the Winged Horse and Childhood Memories

Al-Aqsa Mosque, the Winged Horse and Childhood Memories

Growing up in a non-Muslim country, I did not hear much about the sacred Aqsa Mosque from my parents. Like others, they focused on raising my siblings and I on becoming familiar with the five pillars of Islam. Much effort was put into teaching us the significance of worships including the daily prayers and fasting. We also …

What Did Umar ibn al-Khattab Do after Conquering Jerusalem?

Jerusalem is a city holy to the three largest monotheistic faiths – Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. Because of its history that spans thousands of years, it goes by many names: Jerusalem, al-Quds, Yerushaláyim, Aelia, and more, all reflecting its diverse heritage. It is a city that numerous Muslim prophets called home, from Sulayman and Dawood to Isa (Jesus), …

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Holy Land - The Facts and the Friction

Before science introduced the concept of facts, religion had already instituted the power of faith. Faith that the prophecies of God will come to pass by observing, not breaking his laws. Faith that nothing is impossible for God.  Faith that  pragmatic and practical attempts at understanding the facts and the frictions surrounding the Holy Land …

Al-Israa' Areas of Focus in the Occasion

Al-Israa': Areas of Focus in the Occasion

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: 1-Al-Israa’ and Al-Mi`raj are a golden opportunity that Muslims should seize to learn some important lessons related to the Sacred mosques, the Prophet, Prayer, etc. 2-We have …



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