The Distant Mosque (Al-Aqsa)

In Sura 17:1 the “Distant Mosque” is mentioned; “Glory be unto Allah who did take his servant for a journey at night from the Sacred Mosque to the Distant Mosque.” Moslems today argue that the Distant Mosque is none other than the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. Interestingly, this Mosque did not exist until three generations after Mohammed had died and therefore scholars point out that Mohammed intended the mosque in Mecca as the “Sacred Mosque” and the mosque in Medina as the “Distant Mosque”.

However, nowadays it is claimed that the Distant Mosque is none other than the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem and it is the central focus of the Muslim community in Jerusalem with daily prayers and well-attended Friday sermons. Only Muslim residents of Israel can enter and pray at the Al-Aqsa Mosque.



Categories : Holy Sites , Attractions

Charlotte Noris

Hello reader. My name is Charlotte Noris and I am sure that you will definitely enjoy my blog. Do you know why? All because on the pages you will see bright and colorful photos, as well as useful information. My husband and I are freelancers, so we can travel at any time of the year. For myself, I most often plan tours in advance, but it also happens that the trip turns out to be spontaneous when I see an interesting place and a nice price. At the age of 35, I have visited more than 30 countries and do not plan to stop there. I want to visit all continents and the most secret corners of our planet.

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