First Qibla - Bait-al-Maqdis

First Qibla - Bait-al-Maqdis (Al-Aqsa)

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First Qibla - Bait-al-Maqdis (Al-Aqsa):
AT THE HEART OF JERUSALEM is the Al-Aqsa mosque or Al-Haram Ash-Shareef (The Noble Sanctuary). It is the third most sacred mosque in the world (after Masjid al-Haram in Makkah and Masjid Nabawi in Medinah), enclosing over 35 acres of fountains, gardens, buildings and domes. At its southernmost end is al-Aqsa Mosques, which was built by Khalifa Omar Bin Al-Kattab in the year 19 Hijri. At its center is the celebrated Dome of the Rock. The entire area is regarded as Baitul-Maqdis or Al-Qudus and comprises nearly one sixth of the walled city of Jerusalem. In the picture on the left, the following are identified:
  • Masjid al-Qubbatus-Sakhra (The Dome of the Rock)
  • Masjid al-Aqsa (The Farthest Mosque)
  • Al Madrasa An-Nahawiah
  • Al Musalla Al-Marwani
Below on left is Masjid al-Qubbatus-Sakhra (also known as The Dome of the Rock) and on right is Al-Aqsa Mosque (also known as Qibly Mosalla). Click on these to see full size view.

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