The Furthest Mosque


The History of Al - Aqsa Mosque From Earliest Times

 

Introduction

For more than thirteen hundred years Al - Aqsa has been venerated throughout the Muslim world as the third holiest site of Islam. It was to this that the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings upon him, made his Night Journey from the Masjid al - Haram in Makkah. It was from this site that he, peace and blessings be upon him, ascended on the Miraj, his journey through the heavens to his Lord.

For thirteen hundred years Al - Aqsa has dominated the skyline and the life of the Holy City. For more than thirteen centuries it was a centre of pilgrimmage for Muslims from all over the world. For the past twenty years, its very existence has been threatened. It is purpose of this website to outline the history of events that has led to this situation and the Muslim perspective on, and beyond, it.

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This booklet was first published in 1990 By Mustaqim Islamic Art & Literature

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