As a Muslim, I am always told that the city of Jerusalem is important to us. But why?
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), peace …
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 …
When prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) 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 …
What is the significance of Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque? Why did Allah choose Al-Aqsa Mosque as the Qiblah before the Ka`bah?
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas joined Al-Azhar Grand Imam Ahmed El-Tayyeb and Arab officials in the international conference organized to urge support for Al-Quds [Occupied Jerusalem] and Palestinians following Donald Trump’s recent decision on the city.
So, please comment on this and tell me what can we do as Muslim Black Americans to support the Palestinians.
Why is Palestine so special to Muslims around the world? Is there any religious background to this?
What is the way to proceed regarding the Palestinian issue?