Masjid Al Aqsa

50 Virtues of Masjid al-Aqsa Every Muslim Should Know

All praise is for Allāh, and salutations and peace be upon the Messenger of Allāh, upon his family, companions, and whoever follows his guidance. Al-Masjid al-Aqsa is one of the most significant sites of Islām on the face of this Earth with some of its merits unique to it alone. The Qur’ān and Ḥadīth are replete with its virtues; scholars …

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Al Aqsa: the third sanctuary

Masjid Al-Aqsa has always been dear to the hearts of Muslims, but how much do we know about Islam’s third holiest site and its history? The Prophet (peace be upon him) advised: “None of you is a true believer until he loves for his brother what he loves for himself.” (Bukhari & Muslim) Abu Hurairah also quotes another hadeeth: “The …

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The Night Journey (Part 1)

The journey of the Prophet and Messenger, Muhammad, may the mercy and blessings of God be upon him, by night from the sacred mosque in Makkah to the farthest mosque in Jerusalem was a miracle granted to Him by God. It is the first part of a night of wonder and amazement, culminating in Prophet Muhammad’s ascension through the heavens …

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UK bans ad for implying Old Jerusalem part of Israel

London (AFP) – Britain's advertising watchdog banned an Israeli government tourism advert for suggesting that the Old City of Jerusalem was part of Israel on Wednesday. The newspaper brochure showed a panorama of the walled Old City with the text "Israel has it all", and was ruled misleading by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), which said it implied the UNESCO …

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The Al-Aqsa Mosque Through the Ages (2) By :- Firas AlKhateeb

In Part 1 of this article, we saw the early history of the third holiest site in Islam: the al-Aqsa Mosque. From a Roman and Byzantine dumping site to a modest mosque built by ‘Umar ibn al-Khattab, to a giant complex crowned by the Dome of the Rock in Umayyad times, Islam played a major role in the history of …

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