#HandsOffAlAqsa

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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Order Forty Ahadith of Masjid Al-Aqsa

Order ‘Forty Ahadith of Masjid Al-Aqsa’ for your local mosque. This booklet intends to rekindle your love, affection and devotion to Masjid al-aqsa with forty ahadith about the Holy site.

You can distribute or leave it in the mosque for other worshippers at your mosque.

This is a great way to keep up to date on all our activities and news on Palestine

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Visit Al-Aqsa

Visit Masjid Al-Aqsa to grow your love and that it is never empty

Khutba for Masjid Al-Aqsa

In light of the ongoing violence in Masjid Al-Aqsa, please dedicate a Khutba about Masjid Al Aqsa so that your congregation can be reminded of the struggle in Palestine.

Please see template:

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Resources on Al-Aqsa

Learn more about what Masjid Al-Aqsa is, it’s virtues, importance and much more. There are also resources for children.

AQSA RESOURCES: CLICK HERE

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Israel get your #HandsOffAlAqsa

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.

For the past six years FOA have also been running an annual event focused on the plight as well as the importance of masjid Al-Aqsa. Aqsa Week is a week full of workshops, talks and activities dedicated to this sacred sanctuary. We hope you always get involved in this important event and spread the word!

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FAQ

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.