Al Masjid Al Aqsa
Al Masjid Al Aqsa
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The silver-domed mosque on the Temple Mount is the third-holiest site in Sunni Islam and is not open to non-Muslims.
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dxbdoc
Dubai, United Arab Emirates276 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
My lifetime dream came true when Allah granted me the opportunity to come and pray here. It is teeming with history but really unfortunate that politics reigns over the area and makes it so difficult for others to come freely. I was accosted several times by plains clothed men who said they were security staff which really can intimidate a tourist to say the least.
Written March 18, 2023
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,451 contributions
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Sep 2023 • Couples
The Al Aqua Mosque is fascinating, it's the third most sacred it in Islam. It can hold 5,000 worshippers for Friday prayers. The Al Aqsa Mosque is on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. If you want to visit, it's best to make arrangements in advance.
Written October 9, 2023
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mercedes e
Wabash, IN1 contribution
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May 2013 • Family
al aqsa is the second oldest mosque. when i first saw it i was like wow this is a beautiful. and the inside it was marvelous people who are reading this and have gone you need to go.and for those
who have gone you know what i mean. more facts. earthquakes twice destroyed the aqsa monque . it is also the third most holiest place in the world
Written May 3, 2013
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Yaronkk
West Palm Beach, FL62 contributions
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Jul 2014 • Solo
the entire temple mount is under the supervision of the Islamic authorities. non Muslims can not enter the mosque or teh dome of the Rock and are treated with hostility. No one deserves to be treated this way, keep away.
Written July 10, 2014
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Said A
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia169 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Friends
My wife and I were in a family group from Malaysia on a pilgrimage. We just performed Umrah and now visiting Masjid al-Aqsa, the 3rd holiest mosque in Islam (after Masjid al-Haram in Makkah and Masjid Nabawi in Madinah). The visit to the silver domed Al-Aqsa Mosque and the nearby Dome of the Rock was the highlight of our tour of Jerusalem. Earlier in the day, we visited among others, the mosque of Prophet Moses in Jericho, the mosque and shrine of Prophet Abraham in Hebron and the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem. When we reached the site of the Al-Aqsa mosque, the last stop of our Jerusalem tour, it was just time for Asar prayer. We were greeted by the Asar call for prayer coming from the mosque. We joined the congregation and prayed in the Al-Aqsa mosque. Praying in Al Aqsa mosque was a life time dream coming into reality. After performing the prayer our tour guide led us to the various parts of the mosque, to appreciate its majestic columns, stain glass windows and its mosaic and marble decorations. Our tour guide also enlightened us by giving an insight into the historical perspective of this great mosque. In spite of the prevailing political conflict in the area of Jerusalem, during our time in Al-Aqsa mosque, we were overwhelmed by a wonderful and uplifting spiritual experience. We were surrounded by an atmosphere of tranquillity as our mind relived Prophet Muhammad's miraculous Night Journey (al-Isra') from Makkah to Al Aqsa mosque. According to the Quran and Islamic traditions Prophet Muhammad was received by other Prophets of Allah Almighty in Al-Aqsa Mosque and he led them in ritual Prayer there. The Dome of the Rock, on the same site, to the north of Al Aqsa, is the golden domed building actually built over the Rock, from which Prophet Muhammad, continuing his Night Journey, ascended to Heaven (al-Mi`raj). Am I coming back to Al Aqsa again? God willing, I will. I hope the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians will be resolved by then. My only wish is that the custodian of the mosque through the Islamic Waqf construct a modern ablution facility adjoining the mosque to facilitate worshippers to perform the wudu, a ritual mandatory before entry into the mosque to perform prayer. The existing site for wudu is located to the north of the mosque towards the Dome of the Rock. This current facility is too far away and almost in a state of disrepair.
Written August 23, 2014
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SierraAlphaFoxtrot
Leicester, UK110 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2014 • Family
This is the Al-Aqsa Mosque located within Jerusalem, Palestine, on Temple Mount, also known as the Al Haram As Shareef. This is cited as "the farthest mosque" in the Quran. Within this campus is the Dome of the Rock Mosque and also the Al Aqsa mosque itself.
This is the site where Prophet Mohammed ascended on the Burraq to heaven, and also led the other prophets in prayer. Its historical significance on Temple Mount can never be over-stated, and this is a site without equal [except perhaps the Haram Shareef complex at Mecca].
I have the absolute honour to say that I have visited the Al Aqsa site on a number of occasions, and despite graduations, marriage and childbirth, this is one of the foremost and significant moments of my life. The memories last a lifetime, and how I wish I stayed longer here.

Do be aware of hostilities aimed at the site by occupation forces and settlers. I slightly assisted an elderly gentlemen during prayers, and saw his photo on twitter only 30 minutes later showing him hospitalised. Pray that these flare-ups do not continue!

I certainly recommend coming here. In the words of Shakespeare " I know a lady in Venice would have walked barefoot to Palestine for a touch of his nether lip". Perhaps he made a mistake on the gender and location, because I feel as if I am that person!
Written August 27, 2014
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esdee12000
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia185 contributions
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Mar 2013 • Family
Masjid Al Aqsa is considered the third most holiest place in the world by Muslims. The mosque complex is huge and when you consider that it was built in the late 600s CE its lager than Masjid Haram and Masjid Nabawi, both of which size are from more recent times.

The 'Dome of the Rock' is just one of the Masjids within the complex, which includes the Masjid Al Aqsa (black dome), the Masjid Marwani (underground mosque) and the Masjid Buraq (which shares a common wall with the Jewish Western Wall).

There are numerous raised platforms where teachers used to conduct classes in the religious sciences, in the olden days.

The whole atmosphere is peaceful and serene, and already I am missing that place.
Written March 25, 2013
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Muhammed777
Johannesburg, South Africa320 contributions
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Aug 2014 • Friends
I was really shocked at how beautiful the Al Aqsa compound is due to it not been changed for centuries. There something beautiful in old architecture and designs from all different empires. The people of Palestine are really hospitable and friendly. Only down side is army officers at entrance of masjid. Wish for the day when all can live in harmony.
Written September 20, 2014
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uklarka
Manchester, UK852 contributions
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Visiting at minute. Won't go into the Islamic historical details (see previous posts). Very peaceful. The Israelis control access to mosque so if you're under < 50 on certain days eg Fri you aren't allowed in. The reason for the tight security & not letting non Muslims into the mosque is because previously Jewish settlers have protested in mosque and attacked Muslims. It's a real shame that people of other faiths aren't allowed to experience the beauty of this place. I pray that everyone can have access to this place soon irrespective of faith.
Written July 28, 2014
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Mayz One
London, UK227 contributions
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Jul 2012 • Solo
After going to Saudi Arabia for Umrah, i visited both the haram in Makkah and Madeena. I made soo much dua that before i die i can fulfill a prayer in here. Al-Masjid al-Aqsa is superior to other mosques. The best of all mosques is al-Masjid al-Haraam (The Sacred Mosque in Makkah), then al-Masjid al-Nabawi (the Prophet’s Mosque in Madeenah), then al-Masjid al-Aqsa.

These three mosques are the three for which it is prescribed to travel for the purpose of worship. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Do not travel (specifically) to any mosque except three: al-Masjid al-Haraam, Masjid al-Aqsa, and this mosque of mine.” [Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 1996.]

One prayer in al-Masjid al-Aqsa is equivalent to two hundred and fifty prayers offered elsewhere. Despite the situation there at the moment the opportunity arrived and i managed to visit there, Allhamdullilah. I know alot of muslims are scared to even think of visiting there, however once you enter the sacred sanctuary you almost forget all the trials and tribulations you face entering into Israel. Tears flowed, as i stared at the masjid, as though it was speaking to me.
Written June 2, 2013
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