and Allah said "And proclaim the pilgramage among men; they will come to thee on foot and on every kind of camel. Lean on account of Journeys through deep and distant mountain highways" Surah 22 ~ Al Hajj Part 27

Bayt Al-Magdis

The First Qibla



In the heart Jerusalem is the Al-Aqsa mosque or Al-Haram Ash-Shareef (The Noble Sanctuary).

It is the third most sacred mosque in the world (after Masjid al-Haram in Makkah and Masjid Nabawi in Medinah), enclosing over 35 acres of fountains, gardens, buildings and domes.

At its southern most end is al-Aqsa Mosques, which was built by Khalifa Omar Bin Al-Kattab in the year 19 Hijri.

At its center is the celebrated Dome of the Rock. The entire area is regarded as Bayt-Al-Maqdis or Al-Qudus and comprises nearly one sixth of the walled city of Jerusalem.


In the picture on the left, the following are identified:

Masjid Al-Qubbatus-Sakhra (The Dome of the Rock)

Masjid al-Aqsa (The Farthest Mosque)

Al Madrasa An-Nahawiah

Al Musalla Al-Marwani



Masjid al-Qubbatus-Sakhra

(also known as The Dome of the Rock)


Al-Aqsa Mosque