Israel get your #HandsOffAlAqsa
The #HandsoffAlAqsa campaign is about educating people about the importance of Masjid al-Aqsa and putting al-Aqsa on the global agenda in order to protect Masjid al-Aqsa from Israeli occupation.
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The #HandsoffAlAqsa campaign is about educating people about the significance of Masjid al-Aqsa as the third-holiest site in Islam, which is currently physically deteriorating under the Israeli occupation.
We want to put al-Aqsa on the global political agenda in order to protect Masjid al-Aqsa from occupation and preserve this fundamentally sacred space.
What is Masjid Al-Aqsa?
The entire compound including the land and buildings within the al-Aqsa sanctuary are sacred, with ‘Masjid al-Aqsa’ referring to all the specific buildings upon the land.
There are 44 buildings within the al-Aqsa Sanctuary, including the domed masjid and the Dome of the Rock (Qubbat as Sukhra). These buildings have extraordinary historical significance for Muslims; it is the third holiest site in Islam and the place where Muslims believe the Prophet Muhammed ascended to heaven.
Who constructed the building within al-Aqsa sanctuary?
When the second Caliph ‘Umar entered Jerusalem he requested first to be taken to al-Haram al-Sharif, the place of al-Aqsa Sanctuary.
He ordered the construction of a masjid at the southern end of the sanctuary. This was originally a wooden structure and was later re-built as a solid structure.
What we are asking for?
Friends of Al-Aqsa are asking for Muslims to have full access to the buildings in al-Aqsa sanctuary and for Israel to relinquish the control it has asserted over the sanctuary.