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The Al-Aqsa Mosque Through the Ages

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 …

Christian Shares Muslims’ Prayer in Al-Quds

AL-QUDS – Amid series of escalations and religious tensions in Al-Quds, following the Israeli new restricctions, barring men under 50 from entering the mosque, the city’s Muslim and Christian population remarkably demonstrated heartwarming moment of unity when a Christian man stood to pray among his Muslim brothers last Friday. “I had a dream since I …

Al-Quds and Jerusalem: One City or Two?

Al-Quds and Jerusalem: One City or Two?

Salam Dear Sister, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. Jerusalem is another name for the city of Al-Quds. The English name is probably taken from the Hebrew name of the city Yerushalyim, while the Arabic name of the city was always Al-Quds (the Abode of Holiness). Probably the Hebrew name was …



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