The Many Virtues of Al-Masjid Al-Aqsa

Many people mistake Al-Masjid A-Aqsa with the “Dome Of The Rock Mosque”, however it is an entire sacred sanctuary! It is actually a vast piece of land which includes many buildings and facilities. These facilities vary between prayers halls, schools, museums, and graves. It is held in a great status in Islam for its many virtues. Here are a few of these virtues..

1- It is where Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) began his Israa’ and Mi’raj journey.

2- It is the place where Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) led the Prophets (as) in prayer.

3- It was the second mosque to be built on earth.

4- Allah blessed and mentioned it in the Holy Quran numerous times.

5- Praying in Al-Masjid Al-Aqsa is equivalent to 250 prayers anywhere else.
(Except for Al-Masjid Al-Haram and Al-Masjid An-Nabawi)

6- Prophet Lout and Prophet Ibrahim (as) immigrated to Quds after leaving their hometowns.

7- Prophet Musa (as) was buried there.

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