Short Answer: Because it’s the third most important place of worship for Muslims, after Makkah and Madina. Allah brought Prophet Muhammad to Jerusalem in his Night Journey, where he led the other Prophets in prayer, signifying that Islam is the final revelation after many before it. Asalamu Alaikum, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your …
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What is the significance of Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque? Why did Allah choose Al-Aqsa Mosque as the Qiblah before the Ka`bah?
So, please comment on this and tell me what can we do as Muslim Black Americans to support the Palestinians.
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?
What is the significance and importance of Jerusalem to both Christians and Jews?
I want to ask you about the Jews’ claim to Palestine as their promised land. Is there any basis for that claim?
As a Muslim, I am always told that the city of Jerusalem is important to us. But why?
Short Answer: Islam considers Al-Aqsa Mosque as one of the earliest and the most noteworthy places of worship of God. Muslims were commanded to turn towards this mosque in Jerusalem for prayer, before the Kaabah in Makkah was declared as the qiblah (the direction to which Muslim pray). Muslims have a mutual claim to the Holy Land with the Christians …