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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 …

Caliph Omar & Freedom of Faith in Jerusalem

Caliph Umar & Freedom of Faith in Jerusalem

The Treaty of Umar allowed the Christians of Jerusalem religious freedom, as is dictated in the Quran and the sayings of Muhammad. This was one of the first and most significant guarantees of religious freedom in history.

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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 …

Why Was the Qiblah Changed From Jerusalem to Makkah?

Why Was the Qiblah Changed from Jerusalem to Makkah?

The change of the qiblah is a declaration by God of the perfection of the first religion as the final religion for mankind. Through the two mystical events in the life of the final messenger, Muhammad, God completes and perfects the religion for humanity….

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 …

The Evening Call To Prayer In Old City Jerusalem

The Evening Call To Prayer In Old City Jerusalem

If you have ever been lucky enough to live or visit a country where the adhan is announced over loud speakers to all, you will never fail to be in awe at the sound of adhans coming from everywhere. It is beautiful. This is the evening call to prayer in Old City Jerusalem.

Saladin: A Hero Admired by Muslims & Christians

Both Christians and Muslims admire Saladin. Saladin’s traits and virtues were purely a reflection of the teachings of his faith. He defeated the Crusaders, known to Muslims as the Franks, and recaptured Jerusalem in 1187. The experience of the Crusaders with the Muslims demonstrates that Muslims and Christians are in no civilization clash, but rather in civilization bondage.

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

Salam Imran, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. Allah has said in the Quran, in Surah Al-Israa’: {Glory be to Him Who made His servant to go in a night from the Sacred Mosque to the Remote Mosque [al-Aqsa mosque] of which We have blessed the precincts, so that We …

The Night Journey: Shift in Spiritual AuthorityThe Night Journey: Shift in Spiritual Authority

The Night Journey: Shift in Spiritual Authority

There are simple facts that have their roots in the blessed journey of Al-Israa’ and Al-Mi`raj (Night Journey and Ascension of Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him). These facts flow along the flowery garden of the biography of the Prophet. As we see in the Noble Qur’an, the story of the Night Journey …



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