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October 10, 2010

Taraweeh, Qiyam Al-Layl and Eid scenes from my favourite masjid…

by Umm Muawiyah

Assalamu Alaikum.

Which masjid is that, you ask?

The farthest one, of course.

“Glorified (and Exalted) be He (Allah) Who took His slave (Muhammad) for a journey by night from Al-Masjid-al-Haram (at Makkah) to the farthest mosque (in Jerusalem), the neighbourhood whereof We have blessed, in order that We might show him (Muhammad) of Our Ayaat (proofs, evidences, lessons, signs, etc.). Verily, He is the All-Hearer, the All-Seer.” [Surah Al-Israa (17) : 1]

Masjid Al-Aqsa actually means the farthest masjid.

One of the things that really makes me sad is the non-interest  of the majority of the Muslims in reclaiming Masjid Al-Aqsa and Jerusalem from the hands of the Jews. Many seem to think that this is a “Palestinian issue”, which of course is complete nonsense.

It is a MUSLIM issue.

Here are various short videos from previous Ramadans showing taraweeh, qiyam al-layl and Eid Al-Fitr at the third greatest masjid on this planet.

Please watch them so that you can remind yourself that this is OUR masjid, and that the Jews shouldn’t be let anywhere near it:

 

This is Eid Al-Fitr:

I hope that I get to see Masjid Al-Aqsa returned to Muslim hands in my lifetime.

PS. Here’s a completely awesome look at an awesome place:

http://www.360tr.net/kudus/mescidiaksa_eng/index.html

PPS. Masjid Al-Aqsa has a green dome. The one with the golden dome is Masjid Qubbatus Sakhra, which is part of the whole plain known as Masjid Al-Aqsa.

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