Masjid al Aqsa is one the holiest mosques for Muslims. It was once the direction of prayer and is the place where the Prophet ﷺ led all the prophets in prayer and ascended to heaven to meet his Lord.
The noble sanctuary has had numerous conditions set upon it since the occupation began and has now been closed for the first time in 48 years. Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains the virtues of Masjid al-Aqsa and the Muslims duty of concern for the furthest sanctuary:
May Mercy and Justice prevail, in the ways resulting in the greatest ultimate good for all people, in the ways most pleasing to God. Truly, God is our sufficiency and He is the best of guardians." - Shaykh Faraz Rabbani
Shaykh Faraz Rabbani has made the slides from this talk available, you can download them here.
References for seekers:
- Nasiri Dua: So Powerful, Rulers Would Ban It From Mosques
- Prayers for Victory (Hizb al-Nasr) of Imam Haddad
- Supplications for the Oppressed and Distressed
- When Will Muslims Take Back Jerusalem? Shaykh Hamza Yusuf
- Advice to Western Muslims on Visiting Jerusalem - Habib Ali al-Jifri
- Lost Ummah? The Key to Jerusalem is Imam Ghazali's Ihya
- Revisiting The First Qiblah, by Dr Faraz Mughal
- What Was the Original Qibla Direction?
- Distinguishing Between Masjid al-Aqsa and the Dome of the Rock
- The Reward of Prayer in Masjid al-Aqsa
- Did the Messenger of Allah Behold Allah with his Eyes?