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al-Aqsa

Inside Al-Aqsa: A 360° Tour of Jerusalem's Holiest Mosque

When Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) 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 ‘Isa (Jesus), the city …

Is Al-Aqsa Mosque a Sanctity?

Is Al-Aqsa Mosque a Sanctity?

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.  All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: Al-Aqsa Mosque is a sacred place for all Muslims, so honoring and defending it is an obligation. In addition, the fact that it is blessed was established …

Islam Embraces the Best Universal Values

Islam Embraces the Best Universal Values

I don’t think that Islam is only for Arabs. I think one of the misperceptions is that if you convert to Islam, you have to be living in Arabic lifestyle. This is wrong I think, because after I studied Islam for a while, I found that Islam embraces universal values…

Growing up in Gaza

What’s It Like to Be a 13-year-old Growing up in Gaza?

What’s it like to be a 13-year-old growing up in Gaza strip? For Bilal, it means wheeling, getting used to the sound of drones in the sky, and rushing to finish homework before the usual power cut causes the lights to go out. For 70 years, the regional conflict has impacted the lives of generations …

Al-Azhar Grand Imam Urges Support for Al-Quds

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.

Arabs of Israel

Who Are the Arab Citizens of Israel?

Did you know that one in five of Israel’s citizens are Palestinian? Israel refers to them as “Israeli Arabs”. They are citizens whose cultural and linguistic heritage or ethnic identity is Arab. Many of them identify themselves as Palestinian citizens of Israel. The story began when Israel’s founding fathers removed by force the native Palestinian Arab population living where …

Palestine Before 1948

Here is what Palestine looked before 1948. Take a look at the cities and people of Palestine in the 1920’s and 1930’s.



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