Al Aqsa mosque is in the headlines again after it was attacked during Ramadan. So why is Al Aqsa so important to Muslims? Here are 5 reasons.
It was the first qibla in which Muslims used to pray towards. This shows great significance to the place.
Al Aqsa is the second masjid built on earth. It was built 40 years after the Kaaba. It has been rebuilt over the years by many of the prophets.
It is the third holiest site in Islam after Makkah and Madinah.
This is the place of the ascension. During the Night Journey, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) ascended to the heavens. He also led all of the prophets in prayer at Al Aqsa mosque.
If you pray in Al Aqsa mosque you will get 500 times more reward.