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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.

Why Was the Qiblah Changed From Jerusalem to Makkah?

Every time we stand in Prayer, Muslims may say they make a spiritual journey to the Ka`bah in Makkah, somewhat as the Prophet did during his Night Journey to Jerusalem. And from the Ka`bah, our spirit travels upward towards Allah the Almighty just as the Prophet during his Ascension from Jerusalem.

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 …


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 …

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 Prophet's Journey to Al-Aqsa Mosque

Prophet Muhammad ascended to the lowest heaven from a rock. This rock can be found inside the Dome of the Rock, the most famous symbol of Jerusalem. It should not be confused with the actual masjid building, which is on the other side of the Al-Aqsa compound…

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