Al-Aqsa in History

Al-Aqsa Mosque during the Crusader Occupation

Since the Islamic conquest in 16 HD / 636 AD, the era of the Crusader occupation of Jerusalem (al-Quds) was one of the worst and hardest periods in the history of the city in general and al-Aqsa Mosque in particular.

Al-Aqsa in Islam

The significance of Al-Aqsa to the Sahabah

To investigate the importance of Al-Aqsa Mosque in Islam, we need to clarify how the Prophet’s companions (Sahaba) perceived the reputability of Al-Aqsa Mosque based on their eternal biography and their practical perception of its significance.

Al-Aqsa Architecture

Platforms

A platform is a flat space made of stone that is elevated from Al-Aqsa’s surface, it is usually connected to a few steps and has a niche carved in it pointing towards

Al-Aqsa in Islam

The Blessings (Baraka) of Al-Aqsa Mosque

One can never talk about al-Aqsa Mosque without first pointing to, and stopping at the concept “blessed” that Allah always describes the mosque with. This term and some of its derivatives were repeated in many verses that mentioned al-Aqsa

Al-Aqsa in Danger

Attempts to Burn and Blow up Al-Aqsa Mosque

The Zionist authorities sought to demolish al-Aqsa Mosque since they completed their occupation of Palestine in 1967. By occupying the eastern part of al-Quds, where the Old City is located, al-Aqsa Mosque became a direct target under the Zionist fire, through several and repeated aggressions aimed to demolish the Mosque in order to build the Jewish “Temple” on its ruins.

Al-Aqsa Architecture

Introduction about Al-Aqsa Mosque

Masjid Al-Aqsa is located in the south-east part of the walled city of al-Quds (which is called today the old town). Al-Aqsa is a name to everything surrounded by the wall of Al-Aqsa and comprises of all mosques musalla inside such as Al-Qibli mosque (located on the south side) and the Dome of the Rock (located in the Masjid’s center) in addition to about 200 other sites and buildings located within its borders (walls)

Al-Aqsa in History

Al-Aqsa Mosque During the Prophets Era

The establishment of al-Aqsa goes back to prophet Adam`s era (pbuh). It is confirmed that the prophets who came after him had glorified the holy mosque especially the ones who lived or visited Bait al-Maqdis 

Al-Aqsa Architecture

Pulpits

A pulpit is a speaker’s stand in a mosque. Almost every mosque in the Islamic world has a pulpit inside which is used to give Friday’s and other sermons on special occasions

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