06-12Mar 202111:00 am

Aqsa Week Kids

Aqsa Week Kids, which made its successful debut in 2020, runs alongside the main Aqsa Week. In its first year Aqsa Week Kids attracted over 1000 parents to take part. This year, Aqsa Week Kids...

Aqsa Week Kids, which made its successful debut in 2020, runs alongside the main Aqsa Week. In its first year Aqsa Week Kids attracted over 1000 parents to take part.

This year, Aqsa Week Kids is back from 6th – 12th March and it will bigger and better to ensure even more children learn about the holiest site in Jerusalem!

The week will begin with a live storytelling on al Isra wal Miraj (showing on YouTube) to commemorate one of the most incredible events in Islamic history, there will be daily interactive activities and finally a competition on our social media running through the week with fantastic prizes!

Here are two fun craft videos for your kids:

Aqsa Week Kids Craft – Spiral Al-Miraj Mobile

Print the craft template: DOWNLOAD HERE

 

Aqsa Week Kids Craft – Light Up Masjid

11Mar 20219:00 pm - 9:10 pm

Global Dua for Aqsa

Wherever you are in the world let's come together and pray for Masjid Al Aqsa, the people of Palestine and everyone who is oppressed and subjugated. There will be two dua times, so please follow...

Wherever you are in the world let’s come together and pray for Masjid Al Aqsa, the people of Palestine and everyone who is oppressed and subjugated.

There will be two dua times, so please follow the one which is more suited to where you are.

4am EST/9am GMT – Led by Dr Mustafa Abu Sway

4pm EST/9pm GMT – Led by Imam Omar Suleiman

It will be shown live on our YouTube, so subscribe to not miss a thing!

11Mar 20219:15 pm - 9:45 pm

Twitter Storm for Aqsa

Straight after the global dua for Aqsa there will be a Twitter Storm. Wherever you are in the world, join the twitter storm to show you #LoveAqsa. 4:15pm - 4:45pm EST (US) 9:15pm - 9:45pm...

Straight after the global dua for Aqsa there will be a Twitter Storm.

Wherever you are in the world, join the twitter storm to show you #LoveAqsa.

4:15pm – 4:45pm EST (US)

9:15pm – 9:45pm GMT (UK)

11:15pm – 11:45pm PALESTINE

During the half hour we need to get twitter buzzing with why you #LoveAqsa!

This is a great way to raise awareness about Masjid Al-Aqsa to show why it is so important to us!

Follow us on Twitter to make sure you don’t miss a thing!

Below are some pre-written tweets that you can use, edit or you can make up your own.

Al Isra Wal Miraj Tweets

1. “Glorified is He Who carried His servant on a journey by night from the Holy Mosque (in Makka) to the Al-Aqsa Mosque (in Jerusalem) whose surroundings We have blessed – that We might show him some of Our signs. Indeed He alone is All-Hearing, All-Seeing.” (17:1) #LoveAqsa

2. Al-Isra Wal-Mi’raj was one of the most miraculous experiences that Allah (SWT) bestowed upon Prophet Muhammad (SAW). Isra (night journey) is the Prophet’s (SAW) journey from the Kabah in Makkah to Masjid al-Aqsa in Jerusalem. Miraj (Ascension), is the Prophet’s (SAW) journey from Masjid al-Aqsa into the Heavens. #LoveAqsa

3. ‘Upon arrival at Jerusalem, the Prophet (SAW) found himself in the midst of a most honourable gathering at Masjid Al Aqsa’ (Bhukari 7:69:482) #LoveAqsa

4. ‘Every Prophet & Messenger from Adam (AS) to Isa (AS), was present and awaiting his arrival to pray two rakaats of salah’ (Bukhari 7:69:482) #LoveAqsa

5. Isra (night journey) is the Prophet’s (SAW) journey from the Kabah in Makkah to Masjid al-Aqsa in Jerusalem. Miraj (Ascension), is the Prophet’s (SAW) journey from Masjid Al-aqsa into the Heavens. #LoveAqsa LoveAqsa Tweets

1. Educate, inform, and protect Masjid al-Aqsa with #LoveAqsa

2. One of the most powerful ways in which we can protect Masjid al-Aqsa is to pray for it. #LoveAqsa

3. Pray for the oppressed and for the protection of Masjid al-Aqsa #LoveAqsa

4. Make intention to visit Masjid al-Aqsa. It is a great way to increase your love for the blessed land. #LoveAqsa

5. First Qiblah for prayer, second mosque on earth, holiest Islamic site in Jerusalem #LoveAqsa

Factual Tweets

1. Al Aqsa is the holiest Islamic site in Jerusalem. Its safety is under threat #LoveAqsa

2. Al Aqsa was the first qibla (direction of prayer) in Islam #LoveAqsa

3. Al-Aqsa covers an area of approximately 35 acres and there are 44 buildings within Al-Aqsa Sanctuary. #LoveAqsa4. When the Holy Qur’an refers to Masjid Al-Aqsa it is the land of the Al-Aqsa that is implied and not the buildings #LoveAqsa

5. All the buildings within al-Aqsa Sanctuary and the entirety of the land are sacred to Muslims #LoveAqsa

6. Masjid Al-Aqsa is the second house of worship built on earth, 40 years after the sacred Ka’ba #LoveAqsa

7. The Al-Aqsa has been in use by Muslims for prayers for over 1200 years #LoveAqsa

8. In the Islamic tradition the building of Masjid Al-Aqsa dates to the time of the first man on earth – Adam (AS)

9. Over recent years, the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land has intensified, and Masjid al-Aqsa has suffered as a result #LoveAqsa

10. Israel continues to carry out damaging excavations under the Al-Aqsa. If we #LoveAqsa we must work to stop the excavations. #LoveAqsa

11. The ethnic cleansing of Palestinians residing around Masjid Al-Aqsa in the Old City of Jerusalem has continued since 1967. #LoveAqsa

12. The Palestinian people are carrying the enormous obligation of ensuring the safety and sanctity of Masjid al-Aqsa. We must support them. #LoveAqsa

13. Palestinians worshippers at al-Aqsa have faced years of abuse and restrictions and this has been increasing year on year. #LoveAqsa

14. Al-Aqsa is in East Jerusalem is internationally recognised as being part of Palestine. Israel should have no presence at al-Aqsa. #LoveAqsa

15. “The attack on this holy site is an attack on all of us and on our history, culture and heritage” Archbishop Attallah Hanna #LoveAqsa

16. Muslims believe the Al-Aqsa is blessed by Allah (SWT) and chosen by Him to be one of the holiest places on earth #LoveAqsa

17. Masjid Al-Aqsa is mentioned by name in the Holy Qur’an #HandsOffAlAqsa #LoveAqsa

18. The Al-Aqsa Masjid has been a centre of learning and worship attracting great teachers from around the world #LoveAqsa

19. A prayer in the Al Aqsa Sanctuary is worth 500 times more than anywhere else #LoveAqsa

Virtue Tweets

1. The Muathin (callers to prayers) of al-Aqsa will be one of the first groups of people to enter paradise #LoveAqsa

2. The land around al-Aqsa is Blessed by Allah for the whole of his creation #LoveAqsa3. Al-Aqsa is one of three Masajid where a journey to perform Salaah is encouraged #LoveAqsa

4. Al-Aqsa in Jerusalem is where your prayers are multiplied by 500 times #LoveAqsa

5. Al-Aqsa was the second house of Allah (SWT) built on earth #LoveAqsa

6. Al-Aqsa is where many of Messengers of Allah SWT and companions of the Prophet (SAW) are buried #LoveAqsa

7. Allah SWT calls al-Aqsa the ‘blessed place’ (Surah-Al-Isra 17:1) #LoveAqsa

8. Al-Aqsa is referred to directly and indirectly numerous time in the Quran #AlAqsa

9. Al-Aqsa is the place where angels have come with the message of Allah SWT #LoveAqsa

10. The only Masjid mentioned by name in the Noble Quran, apart from the Kabah #LoveAqsa

More tweets

There is not a single inch of Jerusalem where a prophet has not prayed, or an angel not stood [Tirmidhi] #LoveAqsa

The minbar of Nur ud Deen (RA) from the 12th Century stood in the Al-Aqsa mosque for 800 years #LoveAqsa

Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan commissioned the building of the Qubbat al-Sakhrah (Dome of the Rock) in 72-73 AH (691-692) #LoveAqsa

Restricting Palestinians access to Al-Aqsa is denying a fundamental human right to freedom of religion #LoveAqsa

Within the Al Aqsa sanctuary there are 42 other monuments and buildings #LoveAqsa

The Quranic verse “Yasin” is inscribed across the top tiles of the Dome of the Rock #LoveAqsa