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 …
Why is Palestine so special to Muslims around the world? Is there any religious background to this?
What is the way to proceed regarding the Palestinian issue?
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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 …
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!