Islamic Architecture in Jerusalem

By Arwa Aburawa Freelance Journalist – UK Haram al-Sharif: first qibla, second mosque and third holiest site in Islam The Dome of the Rock is often held up as the first work of Islamic architecture. © Arwa Aburawa Nestled in the old city walls of Jerusalem, the Haram al-Sharif, or al-Aqsa Sanctuary, is the single most sacred site in the …

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Caliph Umar’s Peaceful Entry to Jerusalem By Latheef Farook

Great lesson for today's warmongers During the period of the Second Caliph Umar Ibn al-Khattab, the Muslim forces, under the command of Abu Ubaydah, lay siege to Jerusalem  . The Patriarch of the city, Sophronius, stated that he would negotiate only with Caliph Umar and that nobody enters Jerusalem before Caliph Umar. On hearing this Caliph Umar informed that he was on …

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Islam and Jerusalem By Latheef Farook

  Masjid Al Aqsa, the first qibla of the Muslims, second oldest masjid after Makkah and the third most important holy place in Islam after Makka and Madina is located in the city of Jerusalem known to Muslims worldwide as Al Quds (The Holy) or Baitul Muqaddis (The House of Holiness). The historical significance of the Masjid Al-Aqsa in Islam …

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