Al-Aqsa Architecture

Fountains

There are 32 water sources inside Al-Aqsa Mosque: two pools, two cisterns, eight sabeels (a public water source that is meant to service people for free), and twenty wells, that were built and

Al-Aqsa in Islam

Juristic Rulings Unique to Masjid al-Aqsa

Special juristic rulings are associated with al-Masjid al-Aqṣā that are unique to it. This is because it was the first qiblah (direction of prayer) for the Muslims, the second house of Allah that was built for people on the earth, and the third mosque that Muslims can undertake a journey to visit. 

Al-Aqsa Architecture

Schools

Since its early days, al-Aqsa Mosque has embraced an active scientific movement such as teaching the Holy Quran, Hadith and Islamic Fiqh but this activity has taken a more organized

Al-Aqsa Architecture

Arched Gates

Arched gates, also called “scales,” comprise a number of stone or marble columns that are linked together using arches. A number of arched gates surround the Dome of the Rock’s plateau on

Al-Aqsa Architecture

Gates

A large number of doors and giant gates were opened in the walls of al-Aqsa Mosque. The number reached 14 gates to suit the needs of the residents and the

Al-Aqsa in Islam

The Isra and Mi’raj journey

Al-Isra wa Al-Mi’raj (The Night Journey) was a milestone in the Prophetic biography and the history of Islam. The journey has taken place on the twenty-seventh of Rajab in the year before the Hijrah

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