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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 …

World's Longest Salt Cave Discovered in Palestine

Researchers say they have discovered the world’s longest salt cave inside Malham Cave, overlooking the Dead Sea. The cavern, which extends over six miles (10km) underground, is believed to be even more extensive than Iran’s Namakdan cave, which was previously thought to be the longest salt cave.

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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 …

Meet Muslim Persons of 2019

AMMAN, Jordan – Teenage Palestinian resistance icon, Ahed Tamimi, and Malaysia Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamed have been named the Muslim persons of the year in the 2019 edition of the Muslim 500, a list of world’s most influential Muslims, Anadolu Agency reported. Tamimi, 17, was released in August after an eight-month stint in Israeli custody. …

Palestinian Woman Rebuilds Gaza Using Ash

Enraged by the massive destruction caused by Israeli wars on Gaza Strip, a Palestinian female engineer has decided to use her engineering experience to rebuild the seaside enclave. In 2016, Majd Mashharawi has joined her friend Rawan Abddllaht in inventing a new form of brick made from rubble and ash in order to rebuild the city. …

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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.



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