21 May 2021

Masjid Al Aqsa

Quran Verse: 

Glory be to Him who made His servant go by night from Masjidul Haram to Masjidul Aqsa, whose surroundings We have blessed..” Surah Bani Israel 17:1

Masjid Al Aqsa is located in Jerusalem. It is not a single mosque but an area of land within which are many buildings. This area is also called Baytul Muqaddas and Allah tells us in the Quran that this land is blessed.

Activity: 5 Facts about Baytul Muqaddas
1. Masjid Al Aqsa is the only mosque, besides the Holy Kaaba, that is mentioned in the Qur’an.
2. Masjid Al Aqsa was the first Qibla for Muslims to face during salaa.
3. It was in Masjid al Aqsa that Angel Jibraeel told Maryam (as) about the birth of Prophet Isa (a).
4. The grey domed Qibly Masjid is where the Holy Prophet (S) led all the prophets in prayer on his way to the heavens during the miraculous Night Journey of Me’raj.
5. The journey of Me’raj began from the rock on which today stands the mosque known as the Dome of the rock famous for its golden dome.

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