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8 Questions on Kabah & Change of Qibla

8 Questions on Kabah & Change of Qibla

The Qibla change was a special moment in the Muslim history that connects between Kabah and Al-Aqsa. Below you can find answers for frequently asked questions about the Kabah, Qibla and the incident of the Qibla change. What is the meaning of Qibla? Qibla means the direction that Muslims face when they perform their prayers …

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), peace …

8 Things You Need to Know About the Holy Mosque in Jerusalem

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…

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 …


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 …

Old Testament Prophecy

Old Testament Prophecy: Third Jewish Temple in Jerusalem?

Short Answer: The Quran views the Jews and Christians as Muslims (i.e. those who submit to God’s will), i.e. IF they obey the Law of God. This points to the fundamental truth that is exemplified in the present dilemma in Jerusalem. If the Jews, Christians and Muslims – that is their leaders and scholars – can …

3 Questions About the Night Journey

3 Questions About the Night Journey

The last days of the Makkah phase in the Prophet’s life were noted for alternate fortunes. However, glimpses of propitious lights were looming on the distant horizon, ultimately materialized in the event of the Prophet’s Night Journey (Al-Israa’) to Jerusalem and then Ascension (Al-Mi`raj) through the spheres of the heavens. When did the Night Journey …

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?

Prophet Muhammad's Journey to 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.

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