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Towards Al-Aqsa When Kaaba Had Idols

First Qiblah: Towards Jerusalem Because of Idols in The Kaabah?

Short Answer: It had nothing to do with the idols in the Kaabah and everything to do with showing that Islam is a continuation of Judaism and Christianity. Initially, Muslims were commanded to face both the Kaabah and Jerusalem. But, when Prophet Muhammad moved to Madinah, it was geographically and physically impossible to face both qiblahs at the same …

The Sacred Duty of Defending Jerusalem

The Sacred Duty of Defending Jerusalem

What is the legal ruling concerning giving up Jerusalem with all its Islamic and Christian holy shrines? Would Arabs and Muslims all around the world turn a blind eye to this crime if committed?

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 …

Masjid Al Qiblatain

Masjid Al Qiblatain

Here is Masjid Al Qiblatain, the mosque where the qibla changed in Madinah during the days of Prophet Muhammad (SAW). Here is a tour of this beautiful mosque!



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