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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 …

Al-Israa: Areas of Focus in the Occasion

Al-Israa: Important Areas of Focus

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-Miraj 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 …

Al-Israa’ and Al-Mi`raj: Everlasting Lessons

Al-Israa and Al-Miraj: Everlasting Lessons

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. 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. One of the most important lessons of the journey of Al-Israa and Al-Miraj (Night Journey and Ascension) is that it highlights the high …

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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 …

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

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

The only thing in the Islamic authentic tradition that could be loosely linked with the Rock is the moment when the Prophet arrived at Al-Aqsa Mosque during his Night Journey (Al-Isra’) from the al-Masjid al-Haram. The Prophet (peace be upon him) was riding…

The Night Journey - Why Started from Al-Aqsa Mosque?

The Night Journey - Why Started from Al-Aqsa Mosque?

The fact that this momentous occasion took place in Jerusalem is also of significance. This is the land of the Prophets of God; this is the land of Abraham, Isaac, Moses and Jesus. God was forging a link between His sacred House in Makkah and Masjid Al-Aqsa in Jerusalem.

Old Testament Prophecy

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 …



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